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  1. #1
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    Default Fall shots?

    I'm pretty new to horse ownership, and therefore vaccination decisions. What vaccines, if any, should a horse get in the fall? I'm in the Western New York area. My horses got Rabies, flu/rhino, EEE, WEE, tetanus, and WNV in the spring. I know they don't need Rabies again until next year, but should they get anything else? They're pasture boarded living next to/with cows. They don't leave the property (unless I take my mare to a friend's barn a couple miles down the road, but I'm crippled ATM and probably won't be up to that ride until spring), and horses don't come to them.

    I don't see any reason to give them more shots if they aren't necessary/recommended, but I'd also rather err on the side of caution and give an extra shot if there's a chance they need it.

    (I know, I know--"ask your vet." My horse vet doesn't do my vaccines, so I don't really want to ask him about it since he's not getting paid for his expert opinion.)



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    My retired pasture puffs don't get fall shots. Same deal, they don't go anywhere, no one comes to them.

    My riding mares get rhino/flu in the fall, since they're at a boarding barn where horses come and go, and occasionally I'll actually get ambitious and take them somewhere.
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