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Horse Health 101 : Horse Health Library : Vaccinations
  • Common Horse Vaccinations
    Eastern/Western Encephalomyelitis - The virus is spread by sucking insects (mosquitoes), resulting in neurological signs that can be fatal. Tetanus - A bacteria found in the environment that gets into cuts. Tetanus can cause fatal neurological diseases. ...
  • Horse Vaccination Schedule
    Adult Vaccinations EWET - YearlyRHINO/Flu - Every 6 monthsRHINO (Pneumabort K) - N/ARabies - YearlyPotomac Horse Fever - Yearly (approx. 3 month prior to peak season in fall)Strangles - YearlyWest Nile - Yearly Foal Vaccinations EWET - **RHINO/Flu - **...
  • Vaccinating for Strangles
    The decision to vaccinate for strangles can be complicated. In the past strangles was not as prevalent as it is now. Today virtually anyone that travels with horses is at risk of exposure and development of the disease. The vaccine we currently use is an ...
  • Vaccinating for West Nile Virus
    The West Nile Virus attacks a horse's nervous system. Once the central nervous system has been compromised a horse will show signs of being neurological. A horse my stumble, become disoriented, drag its toes, swing it hind legs out to the sides as it walk...
  • Vaccinating Your Pregnant Mare
    A broodmare's vaccination schedules are somewhat different than other horses. They should be vaccinated at 5, 7 and 9 months of gestation against equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), which can cause late-term abortions. A killed virus product is usually use...
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