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What is included in your spring vaccination protocol?
(Select all that apply)

West Nile virus
18%
786
Rabies
14%
606
EEE/WEE/VEE
17%
762
Tetanus
18%
798
Influenza
15%
655
Equine herpesvirus (Rhino)
13%
575
Other (please specify below)
5%
206

Total votes cast: 4388

Comments & Write-in Answers

Potomac Horse Fever, Botulism

4/12/2010 6:36:40 PM

botulism, we do not give VEE it's not in our area

4/12/2010 6:18:48 PM

I like knowing my horses are protected all around all the time!

4/12/2010 5:47:02 PM

botulism

4/12/2010 5:21:21 PM

We do rabies in the fall

4/12/2010 3:15:18 PM

potomac

4/12/2010 1:26:35 PM

Vaccines divided, some in spring and some in fall so not to overload the horses all at once

4/12/2010 11:00:19 AM

We add botulism, as it occurs in our area. We break shots up into 2-3 sessions.

4/12/2010 9:25:03 AM

Strangles

4/12/2010 9:20:15 AM

strangles

4/12/2010 6:34:29 AM

Botulism (MidAtlantic). Relatively closed herd and new horses are quarantined. We give core vaccines

4/12/2010 2:42:13 AM

Because we run a private rescue they get them all

4/11/2010 9:16:46 AM

Potomac, Botulism

4/11/2010 8:53:14 AM

strangles vaccine and botulism

4/10/2010 10:26:29 PM

Botulism, POtomac Fever, Strangles

4/10/2010 4:52:27 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/10/2010 8:24:02 AM

strangles

4/10/2010 8:04:27 AM

potomac, strangles

4/10/2010 12:23:44 AM

strangles

4/9/2010 11:24:23 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 10:29:37 PM

POTOMAC HORSE FEVER

4/9/2010 10:06:20 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/9/2010 9:40:38 PM

intranasal strangles

4/9/2010 9:38:56 PM

don't over vac./depends on traveling plans

4/9/2010 9:33:30 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 9:22:29 PM

Also include Potomac and Potomac boosters .

4/9/2010 9:05:58 PM

hay

4/9/2010 8:39:22 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/9/2010 8:14:20 PM

potomac horse fever

4/9/2010 6:36:26 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 6:23:17 PM

no VEE, just EEE/WEE

4/9/2010 4:21:53 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 4:11:38 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 2:48:16 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 2:44:00 PM

I'm cutting back used to vacinate for 6 or 7 things but I think that is too much.

4/9/2010 2:28:07 PM

Stangles and Potomac

4/9/2010 1:13:01 PM

Potomac

4/9/2010 12:52:52 PM

strangles

4/9/2010 12:45:14 PM

rabies tetanus WEE EEE others selectively

4/9/2010 11:42:51 AM

Strangles

4/9/2010 8:09:41 AM

Botulism

4/9/2010 6:47:11 AM

African Horse Sickness

4/9/2010 1:18:41 AM

West Nile skeeters don't show up here til mid summer so I vax later

4/8/2010 10:21:26 PM

has had rabies vaccination

4/8/2010 9:36:58 PM

PHV

4/8/2010 9:31:08 PM

I vaccinate against the diseases prevelent in my part of the country ( Ky)

4/8/2010 8:28:12 PM

PotomacHorse Fever

4/8/2010 7:35:20 PM

strangles

4/8/2010 7:25:53 PM

botulism, potomac,strangles

4/8/2010 6:37:04 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/8/2010 5:42:30 PM

Potomac

4/8/2010 4:47:30 PM

Strangles

4/8/2010 4:45:24 PM

nasal strangles

4/8/2010 4:27:29 PM

If vet recommnds other(s) based on what they see in area, go with it, too.

4/8/2010 4:16:39 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/8/2010 3:02:34 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/8/2010 2:52:59 PM

NONE

4/8/2010 2:40:18 PM

Strangles nasal, PHF

4/8/2010 2:37:24 PM

Strangles

4/8/2010 2:06:49 PM

potomac

4/8/2010 1:58:03 PM

potomac fever

4/8/2010 12:38:56 PM

Lawrence, KS

4/8/2010 11:53:37 AM

4000 animals are diagnosed with rabies, 37 of them are horses. Out of horses in the U.S.? 4 million

4/8/2010 11:17:57 AM

Strangles

4/8/2010 9:52:33 AM

Potomac Horse fever twice a year, strangles internasel

4/8/2010 9:33:34 AM

Botulism

4/8/2010 6:54:23 AM

Patomic Horse Fever

4/8/2010 4:51:42 AM

Always strangles shot in the spring-rabies in the fall

4/8/2010 2:08:02 AM

potomac fever

4/8/2010 1:42:38 AM

Vet bills are "very" high, especially if you have 2 or more horses

4/8/2010 12:17:52 AM

strangles

4/7/2010 11:17:12 PM

strangles

4/7/2010 10:44:26 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/7/2010 10:19:53 PM

PHF

4/7/2010 10:06:43 PM

Rhino & Flu are recommeded by my vet if I plan on being around groups of other horses.

4/7/2010 9:16:08 PM

Need to ask my vet about rabies, no one around here does it

4/7/2010 8:34:14 PM

strangles internasal

4/7/2010 8:27:02 PM

Botulism

4/7/2010 7:29:37 PM

Strep Equi Intranasal

4/7/2010 7:12:57 PM

PHF (Potomac Horse Fever)

4/7/2010 5:52:08 PM

Strep and Potomac in May

4/7/2010 5:42:27 PM

Mine get what my vet recommends

4/7/2010 4:54:05 PM

Strangles

4/7/2010 4:53:18 PM

Strangles

4/7/2010 4:46:10 PM

strangles

4/7/2010 4:45:58 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/7/2010 4:41:48 PM

Potomac

4/7/2010 4:01:19 PM

4 way & west nile now, rabies in Dec.

4/7/2010 3:26:29 PM

titers to determine frequency of rabies and tetanus

4/7/2010 3:24:10 PM

Why do horses need Rabies every yr.? Where is the research to prove that!!

4/7/2010 2:59:32 PM

strangles and potomac horse fever

4/7/2010 2:36:08 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/7/2010 12:56:02 PM

strangles

4/7/2010 12:32:46 PM

Only use Rhino in my breeding mares.

4/7/2010 12:23:54 PM

I always add Botulism also

4/7/2010 11:17:29 AM

strangles

4/7/2010 11:10:40 AM

Potomac Horse Fever and Strangles

4/7/2010 11:08:50 AM

strepvax

4/7/2010 10:37:21 AM

everything required in nc plus the optional strangles.

4/7/2010 10:26:06 AM

I also get my horses teeth floated at this time since the vet is already out there for our coggins.

4/7/2010 10:11:25 AM

Rabies in the fall to break up the number of shots at one time

4/7/2010 9:28:21 AM

My vet and I work together to get the most protection for my buck

4/7/2010 9:26:26 AM

Potomac

4/7/2010 8:55:22 AM

Strangles booster - for showing purposes

4/7/2010 8:16:05 AM

strangles

4/7/2010 8:12:08 AM

EEE/WEE, PHF, Botulism, Strangles

4/7/2010 8:06:44 AM

EEE/WEE, PHF, Botulism

4/7/2010 8:06:03 AM

I don't vaccinate. Haven't for 9 yrs

4/7/2010 7:32:24 AM

Botulism

4/7/2010 7:20:26 AM

strangles

4/7/2010 7:10:34 AM

Potomac Horse Fever; botulism

4/7/2010 7:06:04 AM

Potomac Horse Fever, Coggins

4/7/2010 6:46:31 AM

strangles

4/7/2010 6:40:25 AM

Rabies in the fall (just happened that way and I've continued as one less shot in spring)

4/7/2010 6:25:43 AM

strangles, PHF

4/7/2010 3:01:21 AM

We have heavy summer rains in AZ desert, prime mosquito conditions!

4/7/2010 1:54:18 AM

potomac!!!

4/7/2010 1:41:15 AM

patomac horse fever

4/7/2010 1:18:12 AM

Everything under the sun twice a year, plus rabies in the fall.

4/7/2010 12:47:34 AM

Split spring Vax into 2 sessions (resp/other) to alleviate reactions

4/7/2010 12:40:14 AM

Potomomac; strangles

4/7/2010 12:17:57 AM

influenza

4/6/2010 11:55:40 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 11:55:07 PM

Did Strangles vac when I was showing but no transient horses now

4/6/2010 11:32:03 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 11:30:06 PM

Botulism

4/6/2010 11:21:19 PM

coggins are incl. w/vac. 1 farm call for everything

4/6/2010 11:17:39 PM

strangles. At a boarding barn and go to shows so are considered high risk.

4/6/2010 10:40:45 PM

I'm in Austin TX -- never heard of a specific "Spring" shot protocol from vet or others here

4/6/2010 10:39:46 PM

Only as needed on a case by case basis. Vacinosis is a concern.

4/6/2010 10:31:53 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 10:14:26 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 9:54:24 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 9:50:38 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 9:39:14 PM

west nile potomac horse

4/6/2010 9:12:49 PM

Potomac

4/6/2010 9:05:20 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 9:02:41 PM

24-year old mare just gets dentistry care and tetanus

4/6/2010 8:54:14 PM

strangles and potomac horse fever

4/6/2010 8:34:07 PM

We use Botulism Vaccine, We do not use VEE.

4/6/2010 8:31:43 PM

strangles, coggins test

4/6/2010 8:08:01 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 7:56:43 PM

can't buy rabies NM anymore and no vets around

4/6/2010 7:54:24 PM

Botulism

4/6/2010 7:46:51 PM

Strep, PHF

4/6/2010 7:43:06 PM

Australia - annual 2 in 1 shot which combines tetanus and strangles. No other shots required

4/6/2010 7:38:38 PM

potomac, strangles,botulism

4/6/2010 7:34:50 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 7:34:38 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 7:33:37 PM

We are in Kentucky so we also include strangles in our spring program

4/6/2010 7:14:48 PM

Potomac

4/6/2010 7:01:57 PM

potomic

4/6/2010 6:35:38 PM

PHF

4/6/2010 6:27:55 PM

The rest only every other year

4/6/2010 6:22:15 PM

Eastern/Western Encephalitis

4/6/2010 6:20:01 PM

Rabies every other year

4/6/2010 6:17:02 PM

potomac and strangles

4/6/2010 6:11:39 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 6:01:35 PM

Thinking of adding a Rabies vaccination

4/6/2010 5:37:00 PM

potomac

4/6/2010 5:13:34 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 5:10:29 PM

strangles, rabies

4/6/2010 5:01:28 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 4:58:43 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 4:55:04 PM

I go by what my knowledgeable current vet recommends.

4/6/2010 4:52:50 PM

no shots given

4/6/2010 4:52:28 PM

Potomac

4/6/2010 4:48:33 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 4:47:36 PM

we also do intra nasal strangles for the horses under 7 yrs old.

4/6/2010 4:44:05 PM

STRANGLES

4/6/2010 4:42:12 PM

Strep

4/6/2010 4:28:37 PM

EEE/WEE

4/6/2010 4:26:19 PM

Only what is needed for the age and activity of each horse.

4/6/2010 4:24:02 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 4:22:14 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 4:18:36 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 4:17:32 PM

Stangles & coggins too! Now they are set for anything!

4/6/2010 4:13:40 PM

I have my vet draw coggins in the spring, I give my own shots, except Rabies, in the fall.

4/6/2010 4:12:19 PM

I would vaccinate against pigeon fever if it was available - pharmaceutical companies, please make!

4/6/2010 4:12:05 PM

I no loger immunize

4/6/2010 4:09:55 PM

I do EEE/WEE, no VEE(not an issue here)

4/6/2010 3:57:41 PM

navicular

4/6/2010 3:57:07 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 3:55:18 PM

broken into 2 visits so the horses can withstand it.

4/6/2010 3:55:16 PM

Kept in stall & turnout in small ranch with 6 other healthy horses. Trail riding no showing.

4/6/2010 3:51:33 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 3:49:26 PM

I only give rabies every 3 yrs. I spread out the vaccines.

4/6/2010 3:49:08 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 3:48:45 PM

5 or 6 way vaccines

4/6/2010 3:42:19 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 3:41:30 PM

potomac

4/6/2010 3:40:40 PM

Botulism

4/6/2010 3:37:25 PM

Strangles; Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 3:36:58 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 3:36:46 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 3:35:21 PM

Legend

4/6/2010 3:26:12 PM

rhino

4/6/2010 3:25:07 PM

EPM and Neg Coggins

4/6/2010 3:24:43 PM

Due to the health issues vaccines have cause my horses, I will never vaccinate them again.

4/6/2010 3:24:18 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 3:23:35 PM

potomac, do rabies in fall

4/6/2010 3:19:41 PM

potomac

4/6/2010 3:18:24 PM

I try to have my vet vaccinate once a year for everything

4/6/2010 3:16:20 PM

None. My horse has not been vaccinated in 5 years and her titer levels are still high.

4/6/2010 3:16:12 PM

POTOMIC

4/6/2010 3:14:17 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 3:12:49 PM

East Nile Virus

4/6/2010 3:12:38 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 3:12:25 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 3:08:14 PM

botilism

4/6/2010 3:06:35 PM

Strangles vaccine

4/6/2010 3:05:46 PM

Strangles

4/6/2010 3:03:59 PM

all listed plus Strangles

4/6/2010 2:58:52 PM

Potomac Fever

4/6/2010 2:57:34 PM

None of my horses have ever gotten any shots, and they have never had any problems at all.

4/6/2010 2:53:58 PM

botulism

4/6/2010 2:53:35 PM

Potomac Fever

4/6/2010 2:53:03 PM

vaccines are split over time, sensitive horse gets only tetanus

4/6/2010 2:50:15 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 2:50:13 PM

Potomac Fever, too

4/6/2010 2:48:21 PM

EEE/WEE

4/6/2010 2:44:50 PM

Potomaguard

4/6/2010 2:44:04 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 2:43:17 PM

Rabies in fall, Potomac horse fever in spring

4/6/2010 2:42:03 PM

Botulism

4/6/2010 2:41:36 PM

Potomac Fever/Strangles

4/6/2010 2:37:38 PM

strangles

4/6/2010 2:37:29 PM

Botchulism

4/6/2010 2:35:12 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 2:34:44 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 2:24:52 PM

potomac

4/6/2010 2:24:06 PM

strangles intranasal, potomac horse fever

4/6/2010 2:19:01 PM

Potomac Fever

4/6/2010 2:18:34 PM

Potomac Horse Fever

4/6/2010 2:16:41 PM

I do rabies every other year in the summer and I do flu in fall.

4/6/2010 2:13:45 PM

botvax

4/6/2010 1:36:20 PM

A coggins is drawn, and I start my biting fly and natural feed thru!!

4/6/2010 11:38:37 AM

Strep.equi

4/6/2010 9:52:59 AM

also potomac horse fever

4/6/2010 8:02:53 AM

Strangles

4/6/2010 7:10:27 AM

botulism

4/6/2010 6:40:02 AM

Older horses 3-way younger get 5-way WN Rabies

4/6/2010 5:53:29 AM