Needs immunization schedule for 7 mo. old colt

I have a 7 month old buckskin that I am going to leave a stud. I would like to know what shots he has yet to have? And how often he is to be wormed. I live in southern Iowa and we are just getting into our winter season so he is still on pasture hay, and grain. Also recently on ...I have a 7 month old buckskin that I am going to leave a stud. I would like to know what shots he has yet to have? And how often he is to be wormed. I live in southern Iowa and we are just getting into our winter season so he is still on pasture hay, and grain. Also recently on ...

Story originally posted by: Dr. Michael Lowder, DVM, MSUniv. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

I have a 7 month old buckskin that I am going to leave a stud. I would like to know what shots he has yet to have? And how often he is to be wormed. I live in southern Iowa and we are just getting into our winter season so he is still on pasture hay, and grain. Also recently on one the his times out touring the neighborhood on his own he got into what looks like some rag weed. His left eye is still watering and oozing a mucas it has been a week since I got him back into the pasture. Is there anything I can do for his eye to help it to get better sooner?

Ashley,

Take a look in our ‘Horse Health" section, there is an article on Immuminazation of Your Horse and it should give you most of the information that you will need for determine what shots your horse will need. Please don’t skip the rabies as horses get rabies too. Your horse should be dewormed about every 6-8 weeks. I would use a non ivermectin product for most of the year and use a ivermectin base product twice a year (spring and fall). Try cleaning his eye with a warm damp cloth for a few days and call you local vet if the eye does not get better or worsens.

Thanks,
Dr. Lowder

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