Vaccinations - what, when, and where? There are a lot of questions horse owners may have about what vaccines to use, when to give them, and where they are located having an effect on the vaccination program.
You should absolutely contact your vet to determine your vaccination program. This article will simply help explain what vaccines are most commonly given, when it is common to vaccinate, and where you're located making a difference on your vaccination decisions.
What vaccines are suggested, at a minimum, to the majority of horses? These are called the "core vaccines" by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practicioners). These core vaccines are:
There are also other vaccines that can be given in addition to the core vaccines, and they vary based on your location. These are called "risk based vaccines", and they include:
Ask your vet which risk based vaccines are needed.
When should you vaccinate your horse? There are a few things to consider:
Why do vaccination programs vary so widely? Location matters. Where your horse is located and where it travels to matters.
As you can see, there is a lot of information and variables when it comes to vaccinating your horse. It is highly important to CONTACT YOUR VET to determine what vaccines are needed.
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