Thrush is a bacterial infection, and one of the most common diseases, affecting horses’ hooves. You will likely know it when you see — and smell — it. The pungent, tar-like black discharge c ...View Article
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Vaccination Frequently asked Questions
(Also see the AAEP recommendations for immunization)
Q. Why shouldn't I give all my horse's vaccines at the same time?
Q. Why should I give Flu/Rhino vaccine multiple times a year?
Q. Why does my horse need a FluAvert vaccine if he already gets Flu/Rhino?
Strangles, or Strep equi, is a very contagious bacterium that ty pically
causes respiratory infections and s wollen lymph n odes. The vaccine
(Pinnacle i.n.) is very effective in decreasing infections and stopping
outbreaks. This intranasal vaccine has been safer and much less reactive
than the intramuscular type. Due to possible rare immune reactions, it
is recommended that blood be drawn for a titer prior to the first
vaccine in older horses, or those that may have been exposed to the
disease. It is usually a recommended vaccine.
Q. What about Rabies?