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    07-21-2010, 03:51 AM

So, what is your vaccine protocol?

I vaccinate my horses for Rabies, Tetanus, WEE/EEE and Influenza.

I do my own, with the exception of Rabies- my vet gives that when they come out for their initial health check, and then annually each year.

Just curious to see what everyone else did.
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    07-21-2010, 10:05 AM
My crew gets EEE/WEE, West Nile Virus, Flu/Rhino, Potomac Horse Fever and Rabies.

We do a lot of traveling to warrant the Rhino and live near a lot of rivers/the Chesapeake Bay to need the PHF.
My vet gives them all of their vaccines in the spring when she comes out for coggins and boosters in the fall when she comes out for teeth.
    07-21-2010, 10:07 AM
What My Beau wrote.

Though I do teeth and sheath cleaning in the spring with vaccines and just vaccines in the fall.

I also did IN strangles until last year, when my show horse became a back yard pasture puff.
    07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Soda gets Rabies, Tetanus, WEE/EEE, Flu, Rhino, and Strangles. Flame just gets Rabies.

After this last spring we will be splitting Soda's into two visits (Rabies, Strangles in Fall) and the rest in spring. He had a pretty severe reaction this year. I'll be talking to my vet about checking titers too instead of vaccinating
    07-21-2010, 11:07 AM
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Coggins test, Rabies, Tetanus, WEE/EEE, Flu, Rhino, Strangles, PHV, WNV, and Botulism - twice a year. I think that's it... My vet gives most of them and leaves a few for me to give. (doesn't like to give that many at once)
    07-21-2010, 11:09 AM
I give everything my vet has (see also above) except botulism, But if I'd feed round bales it would be on my list too. I'm still unsure about strangles and (somewhat) Potomac Fever shots. I'm debating every year if I have to give them.
    07-21-2010, 11:52 AM
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They say you don't need to worry about Potomac fever unless it's been reported in your area. I actually live walking distance from the Potomac River, I'm very close to the wetlands (within a few minutes walk) so I get it to be safe.

The botulism, exactly. I peel round bales so I get it...
    07-21-2010, 12:01 PM
Mine get the 5 way which includes: Influenza, Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Rhino and Tetnaus.
Then they get West Nil and Rabies.
And I give all my own shots.
What is EEE?
    07-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Oh yea, tetanus. Mine get that too. For sure. Oops.
    07-21-2010, 12:13 PM
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Draftrider, my protocol is almost identical to yours. This year I gave my own as well except for rabies. I DO give West Nile, and I don't do strangles. Rabies is still due and I'll have the vet do rabies, teeth floating, and clean Claymore's sheath (he has to be sedated for it) while he is out.

MN Tigerstripes - I've thought about finding out about having titer checks with the horses. My dogs are all on titer checks. I vaccinate my pups out of ever litter myself, and reccommed titer checks as opposed to vaccs after the first year puppy series to all my puppy buyers as well, because collies are particularly prone to issues with over vaccinating. My aussie Flint, who is 12 years old now, and my pomeranian Yogi who is 9, have not had a vaccination in 5 years and both their titers are still well above acceptable level.

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