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Horse Vaccination

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 recommended...
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 horse diseases. Vaccination guidelines for...
Read to learn about horse vaccination facts and fiction.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...
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...
 The risk for West Nile virus remains. New data reveals that in 2016, there were 377 equine West Nile virus cases across the United States — an increase of 152 cases from 2015.1 Horses are at the highest risk...
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...
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...
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