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Vaccination

Vaccinating a horse is critical to prevent spreadable diseases, such as rabies, tetanus, West Nile Virus, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, and others. Non-core vaccines tackle equine influenza, equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, rotaviral diarrhea, anthrax, and botulism. Vaccination recommendations by your veterinarian will vary by location, the horse’s age, sex, breed, overall condition, whether they are likely to come in contact with wildlife or other horses, as well as other risk factors. Other topics discussed by Horse Illustrated articles include whether to vaccinate yourself or have your veterinarian vaccinate, side effects, timing of vaccines, frequency, immunity, disease risk, and more. Veterinarians and other horse care experts weigh in on this very important topic.

Vital Vaccines for Horses

Vaccines for horses are a cornerstone of good health and horse owner responsibility. A robust vaccination program can reliably prevent…

2 months ago

Vet Adventures: A Mystery Disease

  The Horse Illustrated Vet Adventures columnist, who is a veterinarian, attempts to figure out what could be wrong when…

4 months ago

Fall Wellness Countdown for Your Horse’s Care

Each season change brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. Here are the most important checkpoints to carefully consider…

1 year ago

AAEP Updates Vaccination Guidelines; Routine Vaccinations Considered Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has issued revised guidelines for the administration of…

1 year ago

Warding Off West Nile: Protecting Your Horse from West Nile Virus

It may seem as if West Nile virus has always been a threat to horses. However, it only arrived on…

2 years ago

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act Becomes First National Animal Anti-Cruelty Law

On November 25, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 724, was signed into law by the president.…

2 years ago

Lyme Time

When I was recently in Massachusetts walking in the woods with my friend and her dog, a constant refrain I…

2 years ago

Core Equine Vaccines

There are five horse diseases for which the vaccines are considered core, or essential, for all horses in North America:…

2 years ago

Common Horse Diseases and Vaccination Guidelines

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is a veterinary professional organization dedicated to the health and well-being of horses.…

2 years ago

Vaccination Fact and Fiction

Read to learn about horse vaccination facts and fiction. We may live in the 21st century with information literally at…

3 years ago