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    10-03-2009, 07:16 AM
  #1
Foal
Vaccinations and wormers etc

How often do horses have vaccinations and what should they be vaccinated against?
How often do horses need to be woemed and what is the best wormer? Do they need different wormers or is there an all round wormer that does everything?
Shoes? Do they need to be shoed and how often do they need to have this done? Are there certain shoes for different activities?

Sorry for all the questions but I am a COMPLETE novice when it comes to horses! There will be loads more questions to come, want to make sure I know what I am doing before I go get me a horse! (It is definitely a couple of years down the line, so much to learn!)
     
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    10-03-2009, 01:10 PM
  #2
Foal
Here is a link for an article about vaccination schedules.

AAEP Guidelines for Vaccination of Horses

And another for a deworming schedule (which will vary according to your location and specific needs)

Horse Deworming Schedule: Help Control Equine Internal Parasites

As for the shoes, they are optional and it depends on what you will be using your horse for. Our horses are strictly pleasure horses and for trailriding on our property, so we don't have either of them shod as it is not really necessary for our purposes with them.

I have heard it said that horses need shod for extra support when carrying a rider and are optional, and are preferable if you're going to be riding on rough, hard landscapes. I'm pretty much a novice too though but, lol, from what our friends who have had horses for years have told us and what I've read myself, it is up to you and what you intend to do with your horses and where you intend to ride them.

We have a farrier come out every 6 - 8 weeks to trim their hooves and keep them sound and we use a hoof pick as we groom them daily to ensure that no pieces of gravel or pebbles get in the sensitive areas and hurt them.

Hope that helps!
     
    10-03-2009, 01:52 PM
  #3
Yearling
You should be asking your veterinarian about vaccines because they will know specifically what diseases are in your area, or could potentially be transmitted to your horse and therefore are your greatest source of knowledge in that area. AAEP is a great resource as well, but as for specific vaccines, someone who is local in your area is going to have the best idea what kind of protection you need and what time of year will be most protective.
     
    10-03-2009, 11:15 PM
  #4
Yearling
The AAEP link is good, but the link for deworming is out-dated and describes a POOR deworming program.

I would recommend that you watch the deworming webinar available through The Horse magazine's website as it outlines the most current recommendations made by the experts on equine gastrointestinal parasites and their control. The Horse | Videos
     
    10-03-2009, 11:24 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Ryle    
The AAEP link is good, but the link for deworming is out-dated and describes a POOR deworming program.

I would recommend that you watch the deworming webinar available through The Horse magazine's website as it outlines the most current recommendations made by the experts on equine gastrointestinal parasites and their control. The Horse | Videos
I love those webinars.. great source of information
     

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