Which vaccinations does
your horse need, and why?
BY DAVID W. RAMEY, DVM
Horse owners have the opportunity to vaccinate their horses against a whole variety of
infectious diseases. Unfortunately,
they’re also confronted with a whole
variety of advice from a whole variety
of sources—and most of them sound
at least somewhat persuasive.
Throw in the fact that show associations, boarding barns, et cetera may set
their own rules as to the vaccines that
must be given to horses and vaccination
becomes a subject that can be full of
frustration and conflicting information.
What’s a horse owner to do? In
the interest of trying to bring at least
a little bit of clarity to what can be
some very muddy waters, let’s talk a
little bit about vaccination options for