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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Tetanus and Botulism in Horses

July 31, 2012

Vaccination reduces horses' risk of contracting tetanus and botulism, two often-fatal diseases.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

December 17, 2011

Disease control in developing countries must be cost-effective, practical, and acceptable to livestock owners.... Read More

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Storm Debris in Pastures? Vaccinate for Tetanus

June 09, 2011

Tetanus is a very serious disease that kills up to 80% of horses it infects.... Read More

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Tetanus in Horses

November 01, 2009

Tetanus proves deadly in 50-75% of cases, so ensure your horse is adequately vaccinated. ... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Working Equids in Ethiopia Receive Donated Vaccines

December 19, 2008

A gift of vaccines to help prevent the suffering--and even death--of thousands of working horses and donkeys has arrived in Ethiopia, arranged as a gift by a Colorado State University veterinarian. The vaccines, donated by Fort Dodge Animal... Read More

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Tetanus Death Review Finds Correlation to Age, Vaccination Status

November 02, 2008

Young horses are more susceptible to the dangers of tetanus than their older counterparts and are at a greater risk of death due to the disease, according to recent study carried out by Belgian researchers at the University of Liege.

Their... Read More

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Umbilical Issues

May 01, 2008

Q: My 11-day-old Walking Horse stud colt came down with tetanus, which was apparently contracted through his umbilical cord. His cord was leaking urine. When should a colt be vaccinated for tetanus to prevent this, and does a... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Vets Watch for Hurricane-Related Illnesses

October 12, 2005

With water pooling in places that it normally doesn't and sharp debris all around, horse owners can't help but wonder if conditions left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will cause an increase in the reports of illnesses such as tetanus,... Read More

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Saddlebred Exhumation Under Way

February 02, 2005

The much anticipated court-ordered exhumation of the body of champion Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked began this morning under gray skies and amidst chilling temperatures at Double D Ranch near Versailles, Ky. Wicked was one of five top American... Read More

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Vaccination Essentials: Rabies, Tetanus, and Botulism

February 01, 2005

Editor's Note: This is the second in a 12-part series of articles on vaccinations for horses.

Ask veterinarians anywhere in North America and they'll likely agree: If you vaccinate for nothing else, at the very least vaccinate... Read More

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Immune Responses to Equine Vaccines: Study

February 23, 2004

Lunn presented studies that he and six other scientists completed comparing immune responses between commonly used, commercially available vaccines.... Read More

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Tetanus Prevention in Horses

February 04, 2004

Tetanus, or lockjaw, is an often fatal disease caused by the anaerobic (grows in low oxygen conditions)bacterium, Clostridium tetani. The spores of C. tetani are commonly present in the soil and can contaminate puncture wounds,... Read More

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New Combination Vaccines Include WNV Protection

December 05, 2003

In 2004, your veterinarian's truck might be stocked with a new combination vaccine--protection against West Nile virus (WNV) has been folded into routinely used three-way and four-way vaccines. The new combinations, manufactured by Fort Dodge... Read More

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Vaccination Protocols and Internal Parasite Controls

July 29, 2003

Preventing infectious diseases and parasites from attacking our horses are primary concerns for every horse owner. James D. Smith, DVM, a practitioner at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, PLLC, in Lexington, Ky., and Craig Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD,... Read More

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Puncture Wounds in the Foot

October 09, 2001

Within this subject, it is also a good time to discuss simple foot abscesses, as they are a common--and often the best possible--outcome for a puncture wound to the foot. Generally before infection can take hold, the puncture must penetrate the dead ... Read More

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Puncture Wounds in Horses

September 17, 2001

Puncture wounds can be difficult to treat and can lead to a horse contracting tetanus. ... Read More