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View Poll Results: What vaccines do your horses get?

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  • None, I choose not to vaccinate.

    0 0%
  • Rabies

    72 87.80%
  • Tetanus

    77 93.90%
  • EEE/WEE/VEE

    76 92.68%
  • West Nile Virus

    70 85.37%
  • Potomac Horse Fever

    31 37.80%
  • Flu/Rhino

    65 79.27%
  • Strangles

    18 21.95%
  • Something else (post below)

    9 10.98%
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  1. #1
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    Default What vaccines do your horses get? Rabies Spinoff

    (Posting here rather than Horse Care because this forum gets more traffic.)

    The "rabid horse bites owner" thread had me wondering.... what vaccines do your horses get? Answer assuming an average horse.... if you have multiple horses and one is different because of previous reactions or something, just answer for the "normal" horse.
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    Mine also get botulism vaccine.
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    My mare gets all listed.

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    Mine don't get strangles because My mare has had a serious reaction the the Strangles vaccine and I almost lost her. My guys also get Botulism as I feed round bales part of the year.
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    I live in the swamps, so mine get vaccinated against the mosquito-borne things. This year for the first time in a decade, I boostered EEE, etc. after six months. My county had a dozen confirmed EEE cases this year! That's more than twice the number of any other county in the state.

    And my grandfather was bitten by a rabid cow, so I believe in rabies vaccinations! Even more so after a young raccoon decided my horse Conjure was her new BFF for awhile this spring. She'd lope along beside him like a puppy dog once it started getting dark. She'd also curl up under my adirondack chair during the day and make disgruntled coon noises at anyone who passed. Luckily she made friends of her own species before too long and we haven't seen Miss Raquel since early summer.



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    All on the list except PHF and strangles, and also give Botulism.



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    I don't do strangles. I gave botulism vaccine when I was feeding round bales, but I feed only small squares now. Everything else, yes. If we're having an outbreak, I booster with PHF or WNV.
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    I do include strangles, but it's generally required at most boarding facilities although I'm not sure how much it's followed up on once the initial shot records are given when moving in.

    My vet administers the vaccine intranasally.
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    I get all of those listed. I possibly wouldn't do strangles, but it is required at my boarding facility.



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    I do rabies, EEE/WEE (I don't know if VEE is included), WNV, tetanus, flu/rhino (only because it's included in another vaccine--I wouldn't worry about it otherwise). PHF isn't an issue, though I'd do it if needed. I don't do strangles vaccines. I don't trust the efficacy and worry about complications if they get strangles after having been vaccinated.

    About 4 years ago, I bought my first horse... my beloved crippled gelding that I paid $1 for in order to have a bill of sale. He was owned by the BO who doesn't do any vaccines except tetanus every few years. My first order of business after signing the bill of sale? Going to Tractor Supply to get a vaccine for him. Unfortunately the only thing they had was PHF, so that's what he got.
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    Added botulism...and the stallions get EVA.



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    I do not do strangles due to the high rate of failure (which I have witnessed) and nasty side effects.



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    All of above, plus botulism.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wildlifer View Post
    I do not do strangles due to the high rate of failure (which I have witnessed) and nasty side effects.

    Me neither...forgot to mention that on my post.



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    We don't feed big bales, so our vet doesn't think we need botulism and also, not moving our horses here much, no strangles necessary.

    We do give all others.



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    Rabies and tetanus. My guy is older and mostly retired and never leaves the farm. When he was showing he also got EEE and flu/rhino.
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    I do pretty much all on the list, plus Botulism. I do Potomac for one of my horses because it makes his former owner comfortable to know he has had that. Personally, I don't see that as that much risk, and I don't vaccinate my other horse (who is 24 and pretty much retired). And not a fan of the Strangles vaccine.
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    The main ones we give here EHV, Tetanus , Strangles (IM). Broodmares also get Salmonella and Hendra ( first year this vaccines is available, getting a few reactions :S )

    No rabies here but west nile have found here a couple months ago though not sure if it was in human or animal.

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    Last edited by Polydor; Sep. 8, 2013 at 06:47 AM. Reason: added more info



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    I also give Botulism. I was "strong-armed" to give Strangles to my younger mare though I knew she would have a reaction to it. She did. I hate that vaccine, especially since Strangles is not really a deadly disease in adult horses, and other vets have advised me not to give it. I swear I will move my mare next year if I have to.

    My older mare is retired and I can't remember what she gets, but less than my younger mare. I trust the barn owner (a COTH-er) 100%.
    Last edited by TemJeito; Sep. 8, 2013 at 09:10 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    We don't feed big bales, so our vet doesn't think we need botulism and also, not moving our horses here much, no strangles necessary.

    We do give all others.
    I didn't give botulism either until one of my horses got it from a square bale. He wasn't expected to survive, but did after 2 months being hospitalized and a huge bill.



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