Vaccinations for Youngsters

Even though foals receive some immunity by drinking colostrum within the first 12-24 hours of life, lack of exposure and the naiveté of the immune system sooner or later leave them susceptible to various disease-causing agents. Fortunately, many of these deficits can be addressed through vaccination. Foal vaccinations are boostered at least once during the first year

Young horses, especially those exposed to new horses, should also be vaccinated for respiratory tract diseases, especially equine influenza (flu) and equine herpesvirus. Some other common diseases include tetanus, encephalomyelitis, rabies, Potomac horse fever and strangles.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of vaccinating young horses.