Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Equine Vaccines Change Each Year?

Q: We’ve heard a lot about how this year’s human flu shot doesn’t seem to be as effective as it has been in years past.  Do equine vaccines also get modified from year to year, and if so, how concerned should managers be that a vaccinated horse could get an infectious disease? A: The short […]

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Equine Virus Outbreaks: Stay In The Know

Whether showing, racing or breeding, horses who travel to different locations are naturally at a higher risk for contracting a virus, as they can come in contact not only with infected horses, but also surfaces and people those horses have recently been in contact with. While vaccinations should be a staple of any equine health […]

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Deciphering Fall Vaccination Schedules

While the vaccinations a horse receives is dependent on where he lives in the country and what job he does, there are core vaccinations that the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends no matter where the horse lives. These core vaccines include rabies and tetanus, which can be given at any time of year. The […]

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Thoroughbred Mare Tests Positive For West Nile In California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture issued the following press release Wednesday regarding its first equine West Nile Virus case of the year. Last year saw 19 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, and five deaths. On July 1, 2016, an unvaccinated 5 year-old grey Thoroughbred mare in San Diego County displaying […]

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Veterinarians Warn Early Cases Of EEE Should Prompt Owners To Vaccinate Soon

South Carolina veterinarians are urging horse owners to get their animals up-to-date on spring vaccines as soon as possible after the area reported an unusually early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to a FOX Carolina report. The mosquito-transmitted disease has not been detected so early in the spring in many years, according to officials from Clemson […]

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North Dakota State University To Host Equine Encounters Workshops

Hands-on pasture weed identification and deworming protocols are among the topics that will be covered at this year’s North Dakota State University Extension Service Equine Encounters workshops. “This workshop is for all horse owners, both youth and adults, who want to learn about pasture management, manure management and general health recommendations for their animals,” says […]

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Alabama Officials Urge Horse Owners To Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan announced Friday that two positive tests for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported by the department’s diagnostic laboratory located in Auburn. One sample was collected from a horse located in Dallas county and the other sample was collected from a horse located in Mississippi. “This […]

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Vaccinations And Your Horse: Give Them What They Need

There are so many different vaccinations out there, it’s hard to know what your horse needs, what is over-kill, and what could be potentially dangerous. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published a chart to help horse owners decide which vaccinations are best for their horse. While all vaccination plans should be developed […]

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