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  1. #1
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    Default Vaccinatiion question

    May BO told me today that we do not need to do boosters if we do shots before April. I'm crying foul on this, and thinking boosters should be done no matter WHEN shots are done.

    I'm in N. Central MD if this makes a difference.

    Who is right.

    TIA

    LBR
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    What do you mean by booster? If the horse has never been vaccinated, then yes, you need to booster according to mfg recommendations, but if the horse is vaccinated then you really only need to do the annual or semi-annual vaccination (depending on what you are vaccinating for)

    AAEP Adult vaccination guidelines

    AAEP Foal vaccination guidelines.

    I treat horses with unknown vaccination histories as if they have naive immune systems and are un-vaccinated.
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    Sorry, these are regularly vacc'd older horses and we are talking WNV. I don't think there is another, I just pay the bill. I do realize I need to start paying A LOT more attention!

    LBR
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    If you have questions talk to your vet directly.

    We do not boost for WNV if the horse has been done previously, and has been vaccinated annually.



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    The original WNV vaccines did need to be boostered, but the newer versions are annual vaccines. Perhaps that is the confusion.

    I agree with CHT, if you have questions, your vet or the office staff should be happy to answer them. My vet provides charts for vaccination and deworming to all clients



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    I am in northeastern MD and I vaccinate for WNV in May- I do not booster.
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    I don't booster any of my shots except the flu/rhino, and that one I only do on the horses that travel.
    Since when does everything have to be boostered?
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    Depends on where you live. If you're in the south, I believe the current recommendations are to vaccinate earlier and booster in the summer. Same thing for Potomac, if you're in an endemic area.

    Having had a suspected case of Potomac before we vaccinated, (still not sure what it was, may have been a variant), we booster. And keep the lights off and birds out of the barn.
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