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It may seem as if West Nile virus has always been a threat to horses. However, it only arrived on the Northeastern shores of the United States just two decades ago in 1999. Within a short three-year period, the...
On November 25, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 724, was signed into law by the president. The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL)...

Lyme Time

When I was recently in Massachusetts walking in the woods with my friend and her dog, a constant refrain I heard was, “Stay on the path! Do not venture into the grass or the woods.” The reason: ticks.  Perhaps you’ve...
There are five horse diseases for which the vaccines are considered core, or essential, for all horses in North America: Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE); Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE); Rabies; West Nile virus; and Tetanus. The core vaccines are...
Originally Published on August 1, 2011 The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is a veterinary professional organization dedicated to the health and well-being of horses. They have developed a set of widely recognized guidelines for vaccinating horses against common...
We may live in the 21st century with information literally at our fingertips, but myths and misconceptions still abound. When it comes to protecting your horse from disease, a routine vaccination program is vital. So why do horses die...
  The threat of deadly equine diseases like West Nile and rabies is closer than you think. Don’t leave your horse exposed. Help protect him with annual vaccinations against the five core equine diseases: Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis Eastern equine encephalomyelitis...
Horse owners have the opportunity to vaccinate their horses against a whole variety of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, they’re also confronted with a whole variety of advice from a whole variety of sources—and most of them sound at least somewhat...
Some horse owners choose to get vaccines from catalogs or feed stores, and vaccinate their horses themselves. Others may choose not to vaccinate at all. Is that OK? Assuming that the product is good, has been properly stored, and properly...
Eastern Equine Encephalitis/Western Equine Encephalitis (EEE and WEE) Largely safe, minimal risk, pretty effective at preventing very serious diseases that kill horses. Depending on where you are, your veterinarian might even advocate vaccinating more than once a year (and that...
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