Fall Vaccinations

With the fall shot clinics right around the corner, what vaccinations do you recommend for stabled horses.With the fall shot clinics right around the corner, what vaccinations do you recommend for stabled horses.

Story originally posted by: Michael Lowder, DVM, MS

Dr. Lowder:

With the fall shot clinics right around the corner, what vaccinations do you recommend for stabled horses.

Thanks,
Kathy Walsh
Health and Safety Officer
Midnight Sun Trail Riders Club
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

Kathy,

This is hard to say without knowing what was done in the spring. We usually suggest a four-way (EWTF), and a rhino. In your case I must assume that you have vaccinated for rabies, rhino, influenza, potomac horse fever (which may not be useful in your case), strangles.

We are currently vaccinating some horses for West Nile virus in our area of the country.

Thanks, Dr. Lowder