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Vaccination

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...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions.Q: Why do we give shots in spring? Can I have my vet give them in the fall instead? A: You can absolutely work with your veterinarian and...
A vet prepares vaccines for a horse's annual spring shots. Q: With my dog and cat, vaccination schedules are becoming more spread out as research shows that they are still protected with an initial kitten/puppy series well into their middle...
Q: I always thought that foals had to have shots pretty early on, just like human babies. My friend says they don't need vaccinations because they get antibodies from their mother when they begin nursing. Who's right? A: You both...
Q: All of my horses are now retired from competing and I keep them at home where there aren’t other horses coming in and out of the barn. Do I need to continue to vaccinate them on the same...
Q: I own two off-track Thoroughbreds that live at home. I have been considering self-vaccination for my mare and gelding. Can you share with me pros and cons of not having my veterinarian do this task? A: Believe me, I...
As fresh, crisp, fall air starts to fill the barn and trail ride vistas turn into paint pallets of colorful foliage, a vet visit may be the farthest thing from your mind. After all, your horse had his spring...
The years between weaning your foal and starting him under saddle at age three or four are important as they set the stage for his development into a happy, healthy adult horse. Establishing an appropriate vaccination routine with your...
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have released revised vaccination guidelines. Click the image to the right for an enlarged version of the updated list of common vaccines from the AAEP, including when they should be given for...
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