Vaccinations

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Sleep Over Safely

May 01, 2008

Tips for before, during, and after your trip to help your horses be safe, comfortable, and healthy.

When traveling with horses, it's important to make sure they stay safe and healthy during their trip, and they don't bring... Read More

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Umbilical Issues

May 01, 2008

Q: My 11-day-old Walking Horse stud colt came down with tetanus, which was apparently contracted through his umbilical cord. His cord was leaking urine. When should a colt be vaccinated for tetanus to prevent this, and does a... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Vaccination, Early Recognition Key with Potomac Horse Fever

April 17, 2008

The name is deceiving, but Potomac horse fever (PHF) is not just a concern for horses near the Potomac River. Cases have been found across most of the United States.1 Knowing the key signs of PHF and watching carefully for them can... Read More

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Vaccines for Horses: Defending Against Disease

April 04, 2008

Vaccines have changed the way we manage our horses, and how long they can live.... Read More

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Vaccination Essentials: Tetanus, Rabies, and Botulism

April 04, 2008

Ask any veterinarian anywhere in North America and they’ll agree: tetanus and rabies vaccinations are a must.... Read More

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West Nile Virus: Threat and Response

April 04, 2008

In 1999 one in three equines that contracted West Nile virus in North America died due to naïve immune systems... Read More

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Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

April 04, 2008

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are known killers, but vaccination can help prevent them.... Read More

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Influenza Vaccination

April 04, 2008

An overview of a common respiratory infection in horses, equine influenza.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) 1 & 4

April 04, 2008

Respiratory disease, abortion & neurologic disease in horses can all be caused by equine herpesviruses (EHV).... Read More

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Controlling Strangles in Horses

April 04, 2008

Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects lymph nodes and potentially other organs in the horse.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Vaccines

April 04, 2008

Equine vaccination is more complicated than it seems. Learn about various factors affecting equine immunity.... Read More

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Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficiency

April 04, 2008

Equine vaccines: the best defense is a good offense.... Read More

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Crossing Boundaries: Broodmare Vaccination

April 04, 2008

Vaccination of broodmares is one of the least expensive strategies breeders can use to protect mares and foals... Read More

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Vaccinations for Youngsters

April 04, 2008

Answers to: At what age should you start vaccinating foals, and for what diseases? ... Read More

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Vaccination Schedules for Adult Horses

April 04, 2008

Vaccination protocols for mature horses vary from area to area. What's right for your horse?... Read More

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South African Horse Sickness Cases Approach 300

March 25, 2008

African horse sickness (AHS) has struck close to 300 horses in South Africa so far this year, killing approximately half of them and prompting an embargo on horse transports in Western Cape. The area on equine lockdown includes the country's... Read More

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Florida Official Urges EEE Vaccination; 9 Deaths Reported

March 21, 2008

Florida horse owners are being urged to take advantage of the vaccines available to protect their animals against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus, said Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.... Read More

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Fighting Equine Influenza: Winning the Battle but Losing the War?

March 18, 2008

Over the course of a few short months, the Australian horse flu outbreak cost the country approximately $100 million AU ($92.6 million US) and caused racing, breeding, and other performance horse-related activities to effectively grind to a halt... Read More

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Understanding Equine Influenza

February 28, 2008

Influenza in horses, learning the basics.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Calling the Shots

February 21, 2008

More than 1,800 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When do you vaccinate your horse(s)?"

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Control of Equine Influenza Requires Diligence

February 03, 2008

The outbreaks of equine influenza (EI) that occurred in 2007 in Japan and Australia are a jolting reminder that influenza viruses use simple--but very effective--strategies for their own survival, and that our lack of attention allows this virus to... Read More

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New Vaccination Guidelines for Horses Released

January 25, 2008

Revised guidelines for the vaccination of horses are now available from the Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The committee, chaired by Mary Scollay, DVM, has made recommendations for the us... Read More

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Strangles Management and Prevention

November 01, 2007


New strategies for management and prevention.

It is not uncommon for strangles infections to recur on a farm, and until recent years there have been misconceptions about how this... Read More

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Understanding West Nile Virus

October 02, 2007

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