Through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities can receive complimentary equine vaccines for horses in their care, protecting the horses’ health and making them more adoptable.

Approved rescues may receive one vaccine order per year for an unlimited number of horses.

We’re for the unwanted horse. For the broodmare whose breeding days are over. For the Thoroughbred that’s just not fast enough. For the workhorses. The pasture pets. The foals that fell through the cracks.

Company Overview
The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign is a non-profit joint effort between Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) that provides healthcare assistance to the overburdened equine rescues and retirement facilities that rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, re-home America’s unwanted horses.

Applying for Assistance

Step 1: Submit an application for core equine vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC).

Step 2: Work with a veterinarian who is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to complete the UHVRC application, facilities checklist and equine vaccine order form. (Review application checklist at end of page 5.)

Step 3: Submit available support materials as described in the application checklist on page 5.

Step 4: Forward the UHVRC application and vaccine order form to the AAEP office for consideration and approval.

Step 5: Upon approval by the AAEP, the equine vaccine order form will be forwarded to Merck Animal Health Customer Service to ship the equine vaccines you need to care for the horses at no cost, improving the horses’ health and freeing up dollars to save more. (Vaccines will be shipped after March 1, pending approval of your application.)

Deadline for application submission is February 1. Click here to download the application.

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