Vaccinations

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Equine Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Older Horses

June 13, 2010

We've all heard the statistics about an aging America. The elderly represent the fastest growing-proportion of the U.S. population. In recent years horses have experienced a similar population shift. A large portion of the equine population (a... Read More

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Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... 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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Toxin Topic: Adverse Drug Effects

May 28, 2010

Therapeutic drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications, anesthetics, and antiparasitic drugs can dramatically improve the health and well-being of horses. Without these drugs, many horses would die or suffer seriou... Read More

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Germs Know No Boundaries: Vaccinate for Equine Influenza in Border States

May 23, 2010

Horse owners along the border states of Mexico should make sure that their horses are vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) because the virus is prevalent in that country, according to new research.

Unfortunately, germs kno... Read More

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$600,000 Pledged to Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Research

May 23, 2010

The state government of Queensland, Australia, along with the Australian federal government, has pledged $600,000 of funding towards research on a Hendra virus vaccine for horses, according to the Read More

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Evacuated Tennessee Horses Head Home

May 05, 2010

Tennessee horse owners took advantage of fair weather May 5 to bring their horses home from their temporary shelter at the Williamson County Agriculture Center in Franklin.

Owners brought between 200 and 300 horses to the center this... Read More

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PreveNile West Nile Virus Vaccine Recalled

May 04, 2010

In a letter to veterinarians dated April 28, Brett Whitehead, Director, Equine and Ag Retail Business, of Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, encouraged practitioners to return all PreveNile vaccine. The recall was initiated after an increa... Read More

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Vaccinating Older Horses

May 01, 2010

Should older horses still be vaccinated for equine influenza or other ailments?... Read More

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Horse Parasite Control Programs

May 01, 2010

Because of the potential for anthelmintic resistance, deworming decisions should be based on fecal egg counts.... Read More

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

Parasites follow Darwin's law: survival of the fittest. In fact, all biological organisms adapt. ... Read More

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Equine Rabies

May 01, 2010

Equine rabies is a life-threatening neurologic disease that progress rapidly. Do you know how to prevent it?... Read More

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Regional Threat for West Nile Virus in 2009

April 27, 2010

More than 530 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Was West Nile virus a threat in your area last year? If so, where do you live?"... Read More

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Youth Activities Planned for QuarterFest

April 20, 2010

A new model of a Breyer horse is another reason to attend QuarterFest in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 30-May 2. Kids 11 and younger get free admission to QuarterFest when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.... Read More

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FEI and USEF Ponder Charges for Morrissey

April 13, 2010

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) are jointly initiating charges against equestrian Michael Morrissey for allegedly violating the organizations' rules during a comb... Read More

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Equine Spring Transition Tips

April 01, 2010

Dr. Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields Equine Nutrition Advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help horse owners transitioning their horses from one season to another.... Read More

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Handling of Vaccines for Horses

April 01, 2010

It's spring: the time of year when we are in the throes of boostering horse immunizations, with the intent to maximize immunity before mosquito season and competition campaigns get into full swing. Many equine vaccines are credited with inferring... Read More

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Annual Vaccinations for Horses

March 22, 2010

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Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

March 16, 2010

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains... Read More

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Aged Horses Show Reduced Vaccination Response

March 11, 2010

The old gray mare's immune system ain't what it used to be.

Aged horses appear to be less able to respond to vaccinations as well as their younger counterparts, said a collaborating group of veterinary researchers from Prince... Read More

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Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Vaccination Protocols for Your Horse Discussed at AAEP

February 24, 2010

Veterinarians agreed that vaccination is a critical component of an equine health maintenance program. A Table Topic on Vaccinations was part of the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in earl... Read More

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Vaccinations an Investment in Equine Health

February 20, 2010

When watching your wallet, it's also important to remember that trimming many veterinary expenses may cost you more in the end.

"Horses can be very expensive animals to own and maintain," said April Knudson, DVM, manage... Read More

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Equine Influenza Vaccine Protocols: Boosters are Best

February 17, 2010

A 300-horse study sought to find the vaccination protocol that best prevents flu in horses--intranasal (IN) or intramuscular (IM), given as a single dose or two doses given 30 days apart (boosted). Researchers also looked at boosting an initial ... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: No Pase Por Alto La Vacunación

February 17, 2010

One of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo. Cuando se esta en cabalgata, hay posibilidades que los caballos hagan contacto con animales infectados con rabia. Hay un serio tropiezo por que un caballo infectado pud... Read More