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2016 Vaccination Recommendations

Diseases We Vaccinate Against

Transmission

Essential (Recommended for all horses)

 

Tetanus

Wounds/Injuries

Sleeping Sickness (Eastern/Western)

Mosquitos

West Nile Virus

Mosquitos

Rabies

Rabid Animals

Potomac Horse Fever (Optional, recommended if near water)

Snails/Mayflies

Leptospirosis (NEW! Optional, but recommended, esp. in Apps, Infection can causes Uveitis, abortions,and Kidney disease)

Wildlife/water sources

Recommended for horses that come into contact with new horses

 

Influenza (IM or intranasal vaccine available)

Horses

Rhinopneumonitis (Equine Herpes Virus 1/4)

Horses

Strangles  (Intra-nasal vaccine)

Horses

Breeding Horses

 

Rhino for pregnant mares (5, 7, and 9 months)

 

Booster all yearly vaccines 4-6 weeks prior to foaling

 

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2014 Deworming Recommendations
Strategic Deworming

We used to want horses to be parasite free. In order to prevent resistant worms, the new goal is to maintain a low level of parasites.

Spring Recommendations:
Fecal: To know your horse’s parasite load If fecal egg count is low and the horse is healthy, do 2 fecals per year and deworm in the fall. If fecal count is high, deworm in spring and run another fecal 2-3 weeks after deworming to check effectiveness of dewormer.

Fall Recommendations:
All horses should be dewormed with an Ivermectin/praziquantal product after the first hard frost to kill bots and tapeworms along with other intestinal parasites. There are a few horses who will need to be dewormed every 8 weeks but this is the minority.

Foals under 1 year of age should be dewormed every 4-8 weeks with a rotational dewormer. After 1 year of age, the adult strategic deworming protocol should be adopted.

We will be happy to discuss your horse’s specific needs.