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vaccinating?
« on: March 08, 2007, 09:34:26 PM »
Hi all!! I was wondering how many times a year do you vaccinate your horses? I live in northeast Indiana and my vet says 2 times a year but the shots say once a year. I'm kinda confused. What do you all do?
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Re: vaccinating?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 09:48:02 PM »
I only vaccinate 1 time a year and we get the vet to come out and do it...they get West Nile, and their rabies and the sleeping sickness shots all that she thinks that they need....a rabies is a must...so is the others that they get...
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Re: vaccinating?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 03:21:25 PM »
We only vaccinate once a year and the vet does it here also.  We get all the shots except West nile because we had some problems with the shot with our horse we thought we were going to loose the horse she didnt eat for about a week and a half and bearly drank we were very lucky.  So we just do not take the chance.
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Re: vaccinating?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 04:05:11 PM »
If your horses don't ever travel and are not located adjacent to other horses, than you should only need to vaccincate once a year.

If you show, trail ride, or are in an area highly populated with horses (ie there are some next door or they ride by your property) you need to vaccinate (4-way) a minimum of 4 times a year.

My above paragraphs concern flu/rhino/enceph/tet only.  Rabies is a given.  West Nile and Strangles vaccines are case by case based on exposure in your area.  Check with your dept of ag to see if there are cases near you.  If so...vaccinate according to manuf. directions.

There are also special considerations for broodmares in foal, mainly concerning enceph, and to provide protection against abortion. 
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