Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Was going to edit and add, but timed out:
Here in south TX "shots" means- Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Influenza, Rhino (aka Equine Herpes), Tetanus (together known as 4W+T or 5W), West Nile, Rabies, and intranasal strangles.
PS: There is strangles in WA state too, but it is usually only given when there's been a known outbreak in the area or it's a horse that will be traveling a lot. Down here, strangles is freaking everywhere, so it's a necessary vaccine. The intranasal vaccine is much safer than your horse actually getting strangles, but it can make them feel punky for a few days, just like the intranasal flu vaccines in people, so I wouldn't give it right before a big competition. It WILL NOT cause full blown strangles however.
Last edited by Sharpie; 11-23-2012 at 04:36 PM.