Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis
Encephalomyelitis is caused by a virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos. The virus causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. The vaccine is very effective against the disease. We recommend administrating the vaccine annually.
Tetanus is a disease caused by a specific toxin of a bacillus (Clostridium tetani)which usually enters the body through wounds. It is characterized by spasmodic contractions and rigidity of some or all of the voluntary muscles (especially of the jaw, face and neck). The bacteria is found in horse manure. The vaccine is very effective and administered once yearly. The vaccine is boostered in case of laceration, surgery, or pentrating wounds.
Rabies is a viral disease that infects the nervous system of mammals. It is transmitted through contact with the saliva of infected animals. It is 100% fatal. The vaccine is given once yearly and is very effective.
West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitos. The virus causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. We administer this vaccine annually.
Rhinopneumonitis is a herpes virus which causes respiratory infections, abortions, and inflammation of the spinal cord. Pregnant mares should be vaccinated at 3.5, 7 and 9 months from the breeding date. Other horses that travel to shows, are boarded, or are generally exposed to a high number of “strange” horses are vaccinated at least annually.
Influenza is a virus that causes high fever and respiratory infection. Horses travelling to shows, sales, racing events, etc. should be vaccinated annually
Strangles is a bacterial disease caused by Streptococcus equi. It is highly contagious and causes the following signs: high fever, abscessed lymph nodes,and respiratory infection. Horses may develop guttural pouch infections, sinus infections, purpura hemorrhagica, laryngeal paralysis, and bastard strangles. There is an intranasal vaccine which is more effective than the intramuscular vaccine. The vaccine is given once only to horses that are considered to have a high risk to exposure. Generally we do not reccommend this vaccine.