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Can you give me a list of yearly vaccines my horses should have?
According to my friends at North Country Veterinary Clinic in Grand Rapids, MN, you should start at age 3 months with Flu/Rhino, Eastern-Western Virus/Tetanus, and Sleeping Sickness inoculations, followed by a booster 3 weeks later and annually after that.
For horses that are being shown, boarded, or traveling, add a Strangles inoculation -- again followed by a booster at 3 weeks and every year afterwards.
The clinic recommends deworming horses under 1 year old every month; every two months after that. Remember to rotate the type of wormer you use; and hit the Bots hard in the fall.
In most parts of the U.S., veterinarians are now strongly recommending West Nile Virus innoculations and regular boosters. Check with your local vet to see if it's needed in your area.
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