Equivac® T Vaccine

Equivac T (Tetanus)
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  • Description:

    • Equivac T is used in the prevention of tetanus due to Clostridium tetani.
    • Equivac T is one of a range of Equivac products available for tetanus treatment and control.
    • Equivac T is approved for use in horses, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.
    • Equivac T is approved for use as a diluent with Canvac® 3 and Canvac® 4.

    Pack sizes:

    • 1ml individual use syringe


    • Equivac T provides a practical means of vaccinating against tetanus alone in horses where strangles immunisation is not required.
    • Prevention of tetanus: A single dose of Equivac T given to an unimmunised horse at the time of wounding or surgery may not prevent tetanus. For short-term prevention of tetanus, Equivac TAT should also be used. See entry for Equivac TAT.
    • Combined Active-Passive Protection: Equivac T can be administered simultaneously with Equivac TAT. A separate needle and syringe should be used for each product and administration should be on opposite sides of the body. If initiating a primary course the second dose of Equivac T should be administered 4 to 6 weeks later.
    • Zoetis offers a guarantee against tetanus infection if horses are vaccinated by veterinarians with Equivac T in accordance with the guidelines of the Equine Infectious Diseases Advisory Board and the dose is registered with the product registry.
  • Dosage:

    • See product leaflet for full instructions.
    • 1 mL injected intra-muscularly for horses. Other species receive 1 mL subcutaneously.
    • For primary immunisation of horses against tetanus, horses 3 months of age and older should be given 2 doses at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks, followed by a booster 12 months later. Further boosters for tetanus are recommended by the Equine Infectious Diseases Advisory Board every 12 months for maximal protection against tetanus infection.


    Store between 2°C and 8°C. (Refrigerate. Do not freeze). Protect from light.

  • Human Safety

    Additional user safety

    Take care to avoid accidental self-injection. In the event of self- administration, seek medical attention if you are concerned and show the package leaflet or the label, to the Medical Practitioner.

    First Aid Statement

    If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126.

    This material may cause a mild allergic reaction in sensitive individuals on skin contact. Avoid skin contact. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If splashed in eyes, wash out immediately with water.

    Registered label warnings

    Withholding Periods

    Meat (Horses): Zero (0) days

    Meat (Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs): Zero (0) days

    Milk: Zero (0) days


    ESI not applicable

    Side Effects

    Localised swelling may develop at the site of injection and a firm nodular lump may persist for some weeks or even months. There may be temporary lameness. Allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis occur rarely with all vaccines and may require appropriate treatment.

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