Vaccinating Geriatric Horses

Q. Can you help me find a list of geriatric horse vaccinations (for whichever diseases affect geriatric horses, how much and how often to give them, and any other information you can provide)? I have lists for broodmares, pleasure horses, competition horses, yearlings, and foals--but I am missing a vaccination chart for geriatric horses.


A. This is a good question. You are correct--I know of no vaccination guidelines specifically for geriatric horses, but the general principles of vaccination apply. If the horse is healthy, guidelines for adult horses are usually followed for older horses, but tailored to the individual as with other horses.

About the Author

Gordon Brumbaugh, DVM, PhD

Gordon Brumbaugh, DVM, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University.

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