yearly vaccinations - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,165
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots View Post
I didn't have a coggins pulled as we aren't really planning on showing.
Posted via Mobile Device
You need a coggins for more than just showing. If you plan to take her to any type of organized ride, go riding in a state park, or any place off your property, you'll need a coggins.

The only horse I have that doesn't get a coggins is my old, retired guy. He never leaves the property. The other 2 do, so I get a yearly coggins pulled on them.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
While you're at it, get your Vet to teach you how to give an intermuscular shot. You will want to purchase a vial of Tetanus Antitoxin for each of your horses and keep it and a syringe to administer it, in your fridge. They are stamped with an expiration date, run abour $5/each and you need to keep your supply current. Should your horse get badly cut you can safely administer this and give immediate antibodies to his system against TETANUS. Tetanus is an odd duck bc the virus lives in a horse's blood and in the soil, but he cannot get the diesease unless he gets badly wounded. You can purchase it over the counter--they may ask for your signature at checkout--at any farm supply store. Jeffers Equine (Vet Supply) online sells them, too.
Tetanus Antitoxin
If you haven't had a tetanus shot yourself in more than 10 years OR cannot remember your last shot, get THAT for yourself, too.
Corporal is offline  
post #13 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,840
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
You need a coggins for more than just showing. If you plan to take her to any type of organized ride, go riding in a state park, or any place off your property, you'll need a coggins.

Yes I know but we aren't planning on going anywhere..
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by Cowgirls Boots; 04-03-2012 at 11:28 AM.
Cowgirls Boots is online now  
post #14 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyandjesse View Post
What is 5-way?
Same thing as your fluvac 5, just a different name/way to describe it.
jennyandjesse likes this.
NdAppy is offline  
post #15 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: minnesota
Posts: 143
• Horses: 0
corporal: Aren't horses vaccinated and protected from Tetnus if they get the yearly shot? I'm not familiar with this so I appreciate all the info! I know all about small animals and a yearly dose is all they need. I have not heard about giving boosters if they get hurt.
jennyandjesse is offline  
post #16 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: minnesota
Posts: 143
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy View Post
Same thing as your fluvac 5, just a different name/way to describe it.
So what's a 4-way? I have talked to two vets, so far, they have niether. They offer just single dose or a combination of 2 (Different combos per vet!) It's all so confussing!
jennyandjesse is offline  
post #17 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:38 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots View Post
Yes I know but we aren't planning on going anywhere..
Posted via Mobile Device
Since you're new to this I recommend getting the Coggins. IF I take blood for Coggins in January (in IL), my Vet can get the papers to me in about 2-3 weeks. If I wait until now, or through the summer it takes MUCH longer bc of racehorses (who need theirs current every 3 months) and show horses (who often need 3-6 months current Negative Coggins.) The government, in a WISE moment (which we know are few and far between, **sigh**) has created this blood test to prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anemia, a highly contageous virus which is a form of AIDS, and it is incurable. If you receive a Negative result, the county will destroy your horse.
Fortunately the symptoms make your horse look sick, so not to fret.
Regarding Tetanus, if your Vet hasn't given your horse shots, he/she will give 2 tetanus: The first is Tetanus Antitoxin, with live antibodies, and the second is Tetanus Toxoid, a killed virus which encourages the horse to produce his antibodies. Both flush from your horse's system in about one year. They dovetail. The Antitoxins are about used up in 2 weeks, and your horse will have produced an adequate sufficiency of his own antibodies in about 2 weeks.

Last edited by Corporal; 04-03-2012 at 11:42 AM.
Corporal is offline  
post #18 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,840
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
Since you're new to this I recommend getting the Coggins. IF I take blood for Coggins in January (in IL), my Vet can get the papers to me in about 2-3 weeks. If I wait until now, or through the summer it takes MUCH longer bc of racehorses (who need theirs current every 3 months) and show horses (who often need 3-6 months current Negative Coggins.) The government, in a WISE moment (which we know are few and far between, **sigh**) has created this blood test to prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anemia, a highly contageous virus which is a form of AIDS, and it is incurable. If you receive a Negative result, the county will destroy your horse.
Fortunately the symptoms make your horse look sick, so not to fret.
I know what a coggins is. I'm not planning on going anywhere with my horse so I didn't have one pulled. When she comes back out though I might just have one done, but for right now she isn't going anywhere :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Cowgirls Boots is online now  
post #19 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: minnesota
Posts: 143
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
Both flush from your horse's system in about one year. They dovetail. The Antitoxins are about used up in 2 weeks, and your horse will have produced an adequate sufficiency of his own antibodies in about 2 weeks.
So I'm confused, does this mean they are or are not protected after two weeks? I don't understand "dovetail", they spread out? So are horses protected up to a year? If so, do you really need to have tetnus on hand if they get severely cut?
jennyandjesse is offline  
post #20 of 33 Old 04-03-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: minnesota
Posts: 143
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots View Post
I'm not planning on going anywhere with my horse so I didn't have one pulled. Posted via Mobile Device
I don't go anywhere either, but there are other horses at the place where I board who do go everywhere and I know they are are NOT vaccinated. I worry about them bringing something back. Personally, getting a coggins is just in case I go out. It opens a lot of doors, which I may never go through, but at least they are open :) Even the dreaded sale of my horse :(
jennyandjesse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yearly Breeding?? kjr5horses Horse Breeding 14 12-22-2011 02:48 AM
Yearly Vaccines that are a MUST! DolldUpNDiamnds Horse Health 5 04-16-2009 08:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome