10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on TheHorse.com

10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on TheHorse.com

Most horse owners learn from the beginning to have their horses vaccinated, spring and fall, against a variety of potentially dangerous diseases.

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Most horse owners learn from the beginning to have their horses vaccinated, spring and fall, against a variety of potentially dangerous diseases. And many owners couple those vaccines with a veterinary wellness exam to ensure their horse is still in peak condition. But just how important are these vaccines and wellness examinations?

To help you better understand vaccines' importance, how and why they protect horses, and the impact of wellness exams on horse health, we've compiled a list of 10 important resources available to horse owners free on TheHorse.com.

For more information, search "vaccines" or "wellness," or visit the vaccinations and physical exam topics on TheHorse.com

Video: Horse Vaccination Basics Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and reactions to watch for with Dale Brown, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Watch Now

Farm Call: Why a Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Horse Why can't we give our horses their vaccines ourselves? My barn friend said my shots won’t count if I give them myself. Read More

Article: Injection Objection: Adverse Vaccine Reactions Adverse vaccination reactions can take many forms, from mild cases such as a stiff neck to the extreme of anaphylactic shock and death. Understanding how to minimize adverse reactions and having a plan in mind in case of an adverse reaction can help your horse stay comfortable following vaccination. Read More

Special Report: Vaccinations for Horses A vaccine is a medically prepared product intended to stimulate active protection against disease. This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with a basic explanation of how a horse’s immune system works and responds to invading disease-causing microorganisms. Download Now

Article: NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines Veterinarians sometimes administer non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) before vaccinating horses to reduce the risk and severity of adverse vaccine reactions. But researchers recently found that NSAID administration caused a significant decrease in immune response to influenza vaccine in both previously exposed and naive horses. Read More

Video: Vaccinating Broodmares Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease. Learn about proper broodmare vaccinations with Dale Brown, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Watch Now

Article: Foal Vaccination Strategies Learn which vaccines a foal needs, and how long after birth he should receive these inoculations. Read More

Article: Annual Wellness Exam Wellness care can result in a healthier, longer life for the horse at a more predictable and manageable cost for the owner. By implementing such an exam once or twice a year, often in concert with vaccine administration, you can take a proactive approach to your horse's care and avoid future problems. Read More

Article: Spring and Fall Wellness Exams Help Keep Horses Healthy Semi-annual wellness exams allow a veterinarian to tailor season-specific vaccinations and parasite control treatments at the time of year when they are most beneficial. By scheduling exams in the spring and fall, horse owners also have the opportunity to consult with their veterinarian about nutrition, behavior, emerging disease threats in the area, and other horse health issues. Read More

Ask the Vet Live: Vaccination and Immunity: What Horse Owners Need to Know Ever wonder which vaccines your horse needs to stay healthy and why? Learn about building equine immunity, how vaccines work, and proper vaccination handling and administration in this archived free one-hour event. Listen Now

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