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Equine Juvenile and Adult Preventative Health Care

Equine Juvenile and Adult Preventative Health Care

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Vaccinations

Spring Fall

CORE Vaccines

Highly Recommended

EWT-WN

Rabies

EWTF*
West Nile Virus

Recommended in some cases**

Influenza
EHV/ Rhinopnuemonitis
Strangles

Influenza
EHV/ Rhinopnuemonitis
Strangles

Targeted Use

Potomac Horse Fever
Rhodococcus equi vaccine

Potomac Horse Fever
Rhodococcus equi vaccine

* Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, and West Nile virus
** See “Equine Vaccines” for detailed information.
All equine vaccination recommendations conform to AAEP guidelines.

 

De-worming

Spring dose of Quest Plus + Annual Equine Parasite Analysis (EPA), with additional measures based on results.

 

Gelding

Stallions may be gelded any time after a year of age; many owners wait until two (2) years

 

Dental Care

A dental exam is recommended at least once per year to assess proper eruption of teeth (juveniles) and evidence of normal wear, broken teeth, etc. (adults).

 

BROOD MARES AND STALLIONS

Broodmare vaccinations:

  • 5th, 7th, and 9th month of pregnancy with Rhinopneumonitis vaccine

(this is NOT the same EHV vaccine as given during normal spring checkup)

  • EWT-WN within the last 60 days of pregnancy

 

Pregnancy diagnosis

Post breeding, pregnancy can best be made as early as 17-20 days with ultrasonography. (Read more here)

 

Post-partum (after delivery)

Mare should be checked within the first 24 hours post-foaling (usually at the time of “foal check”)

  • Adequate milk supply
  • Passage of placenta
  • Body condition
  • Signs of colic

 

Stallions should be vaccinated for Rhinopneumonitis every 2 months during the breeding season

Maintain normal de-worming protocols during breeding and gestation.   If not prescribed, check with manufacture of de-wormer to be sure is safe for pregnant mares (ivermectin, pyrantal, etc) (recommendations)