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Vaccine Preferences

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Which type of vaccine do you prefer for your horse?

Monovalent (protects against one disease)
11%
72
Combination (protects against more than one disease
48%
306
I don't have a preference
3%
18
My veterinarian chooses the vaccine types my horse receives
38%
239

Total votes cast: 635

Comments & Write-in Answers

I usually vacinate with a Flu-Vac 5 way

7/11/2011 11:24:19 AM

I prefer to space my vaccinations out over a few weeks

7/10/2011 11:40:37 PM

Allows us to spread out vaccinations so as not to overwhelm my older horse's immune system

7/10/2011 5:05:52 PM

vet chooses what he buys, so limited choices.. great vet

7/10/2011 12:50:31 PM

I hate giving shots so I try to find one that covers the gambet

7/9/2011 12:21:36 PM

Just give 3 way no West Nile since I almost lost a horse due to the vaccine

7/9/2011 11:11:03 AM

Vet choose but would prever monovalent due to distance & # of horses vet won't make trips

7/8/2011 4:18:59 PM

I've had too many sick horses over the years from combination vaccines, it throws their immunity off

7/8/2011 2:58:43 PM

Vet prefers combination vaccines.

7/8/2011 9:17:25 AM

I have 4 mares, 2 have severe reactions to some shots.

7/7/2011 10:21:19 PM

more titers vs vaccines

7/7/2011 10:15:54 PM

My vet recommends

7/7/2011 7:16:33 PM

the vet knows what is for our area

7/7/2011 3:19:30 PM

This way I can tell which vaccine the horse reacts to negatively. I do 2 - 3 week intervals between

7/7/2011 9:36:30 AM

But not all in one. And West Nike always alone.

7/7/2011 12:57:52 AM

I use %way plus West Nile

7/6/2011 6:41:19 PM

My horse has anti-tet and flu jabs every year. He was having these before I bought him, so I continu

7/6/2011 6:12:33 PM

My vet chooses what is the best for my horses

7/6/2011 6:05:28 PM

I typically don't use vaccines. When I feel it is necessary I will only administer one at a time.

7/6/2011 5:14:21 PM

Giving more at one time taxes the immune system too much & you don't know which 1 caused a reaction

7/6/2011 2:21:01 PM

none

7/6/2011 1:02:13 PM

Discuss it with the vet but ultimately it is her decision as she has more current information

7/6/2011 12:04:09 PM

my vet chooses, but he uses combination products

7/6/2011 11:49:05 AM

I vaccinate for one disease at a time and space a few weeks apart

7/6/2011 10:52:04 AM

depends on which combo - I also prefer shots to internasel

7/6/2011 10:29:17 AM

Trust my Vet to make the choice

7/6/2011 9:36:35 AM

4-way but NO West Nile. I live in the dessert and control mosquitos by treating the water.

7/6/2011 7:57:53 AM

Less adjuvant, less reaction in my horse

7/6/2011 2:09:14 AM

I give most shots needed myself. Try to limit the number of times they get poked.

7/6/2011 12:02:15 AM

My vet does what he deems best and I've never had any problems.

7/5/2011 11:56:35 PM

no more than 3 at one time

7/5/2011 10:48:18 PM

Smaller assualt on horse's system. Wait a week between vaccines.

7/5/2011 10:24:43 PM

Never a problem with EWT. Give others separate

7/5/2011 9:15:45 PM

EWT together, others alone

7/5/2011 8:40:31 PM

This way if your horse has a reaction, you know which vaccine it was, and avoid vaccinosis

7/5/2011 8:35:24 PM

4x1 shots

7/5/2011 8:23:53 PM

I used to do my own, but now because of new protocols I have the vet do them. (rabies now for sure)

7/5/2011 7:57:35 PM

I cover everything... including strangles, which is so contagious!!!

7/5/2011 7:30:54 PM

My horse has reactions to vaccine if I give more then 1 at the time

7/5/2011 7:18:00 PM

EWT and WNile Combo

7/5/2011 6:03:17 PM

I use both monovalent and combination vaccines.

7/5/2011 5:37:00 PM

Actually I'd prefer no bvaccines, but to run titers instead.

7/5/2011 5:11:34 PM

Vet explains what and why the type they use on my horses

7/5/2011 4:50:43 PM

seldom vaccinate

7/5/2011 4:44:57 PM

With show and travel exposure, we try to cover as many diseases as possible.

7/5/2011 4:39:20 PM

EWT twice a year here in steamy Florida. Rabies once a year.

7/5/2011 4:31:34 PM

If there's a reaction, you can isolate which did it.Adjuvants can be toxic. Spread them out.

7/5/2011 3:57:00 PM

NONE

7/5/2011 3:55:51 PM

monovalent and spaced apart. I think I allows a better immune response.

7/5/2011 3:54:07 PM

prefer combinations as you don't have to give the horse as many total shots, but no more than 2/time

7/5/2011 3:51:30 PM

Prefer Pfizer/Fort Dodge products as that is what my vet has always used and no problems

7/5/2011 3:39:55 PM

I split them up: rhino/flu in one shot, sleeping sickness/tetanus in another

7/5/2011 3:32:28 PM

When I give myself, prefer combination, otherwise up to the vet

7/5/2011 3:16:04 PM

Prestige V + WNV

7/5/2011 3:10:24 PM

vaccinations save lives

7/5/2011 3:08:55 PM

I don't use Fort Dodge and don 't have sore necked horses anymore

7/5/2011 3:05:47 PM

For horses that have had EPM, we spread out the vaccines one per week.

7/5/2011 3:04:03 PM

Its hard to not find them in the combination form, unless you have your vet give the shots.

7/5/2011 2:57:03 PM

preferably not Fort Dodge brand

7/5/2011 2:55:42 PM

Have bad reactions from combined

7/5/2011 2:48:22 PM

Since my horse now has suffered a major allergic reaction to unknown causes , care is needed

7/5/2011 2:38:22 PM

Combo with conditions since I have 2 horses with reactions.

7/5/2011 2:01:23 PM

Because she is highly reactive to vaccines we administer individually 1 week apart

7/5/2011 12:31:06 PM

My veterinarian administers my horses vaccines, so I trust his judgement.

7/5/2011 9:01:14 AM

Administered at 2 week intervals to lessen reactions.

7/5/2011 8:15:24 AM