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How Often Do I Need To Vaccinate My Horse?

The frequency with which horses are vaccinated depends on their risk of encountering a large number of the disease-causing organisms. With regards to many respiratory tract diseases risk is increased, for most horses, in areas where they congregate (shows, trail rides, etc.) For other diseases, such as encephalomyelitis (“sleeping sickness”) or tetanus, all horses in a given area are basically at equal risk. It is important to note vaccines ideally administered when the need for immunity is at he highest risk. This would be the case with diseases carried by insects. West Nile, Potomac Horse Fever, and Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis are examples of vaccines that should be given in the springtime.

 
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