As desirable as it would be to have a national (or even regional) one-size-fits-all protocol for vaccinating adult horses, vaccination recommendations are best tailored to individual circumstances. These primarily include the areas of the country the horse lives in or travels to, and whether a horse is exposed to transient populations.
Local climate influences not only what you vaccinate against, but when. Vaccines against the mosquito-borne encephalitis viruses tend to be given a month or so before the insects are anticipated.
Protocols should also consider individual situations. Pregnant mares are routinely vaccinated against equine herpesvirus type 1 to reduce abortion risk.
This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of necessary vaccines for adult horses.
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