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Horse 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.

Preventing Exposure to Illness When Traveling with Horses

Summer often allows more time for travel with your horse, which can also mean spending time at different barns where…

1 month ago

Equine Rabies: Preventing the Silent Killer

Rabies doesn’t always come in the form of a drooling, snarling, biting dog. Sometimes, especially in horses, this deadly disease…

2 months ago

Horse Allergies: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Don't let horse allergies hinder your riding plans this spring. We've all been there. It's a spring day of good…

4 months ago

Vet Adventures: Angel or Demon? One Pony’s Very Bad Habit

Marvin the pony was a rare find, and his owners knew it. When young Lucas went for a ride, Marvin…

11 months ago

Vital Vaccines for Horses

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

1 year ago

Vet Adventures: A Mystery Disease

I pulled up to a large barn and there was Hans, a large draft-cross gelding, milling sadly around a hay…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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.…

3 years ago