10 Risk-Based Vaccine Resources On TheHorse.com

Your horse needs vaccines every year. Those are the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) recommended core vaccines. These vaccines protect against diseases found throughout the United States and/or threaten human health, as well as horses, and include West Nile virus, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus, and rabies.

Beyond the AAEP core vaccines are risk-based vaccines. Examples of diseases risk-based vaccines prevent include equine influenza (EI), equine herpesvirus (EHV), and botulism, to name a few. Your horses need risk-based vaccines if they’re at a higher risk of contracting these diseases. For example, veterinarians recommend EI and EHV vaccination for horses in busy training stables or that travel to shows. Similarly, broodmares need EHV vaccination to prevent abortion caused by the disease.

To help horse owners better understand risk-based vaccines, we’ve scoured our archives at TheHorse.com for content about these vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

ARTICLE: Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse’s innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges. READ NOW

ARTICLE: Fall Vaccines for Horses Horses might need additional risk-based vaccines in the fall months, depending on location and activities. READ NOW

SPONSORED CONTENT: Equine Immunity: Bolster Your Booster Knowledge Now’s the time to talk to your veterinarian about fall booster vaccines to ensure your horse benefits from year-round protection. READ NOW

SPECIAL FEATURE: Equine Influenza: Know The Threat Equine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can put horses out of work for weeks and potentially cause serious secondary infections. Learn how to protect your horse, and your plans, from this rapidly spreading disease. READ NOW

GRAPHIC: Equine Vaccination Checklist Use this handy core and risk-based vaccine checklist, and work with your veterinarian to determine which vaccinations are right for your horse. VIEW NOW

ARTICLE: Vaccines for Show Horses What vaccines should horses have prior to show season? READ NOW

ARTICLE: Potomac Horse Fever: A Happy Outcome A veterinarian walks us through diagnosing and treating this infectious disease. READ NOW

ARTICLE: Botulism Killed My Broodmare and Her Unborn Foal Think botulism can’t happen to your horses? Think again. An owner describes her mare’s battle with the deadly disease. READ NOW

ARTICLE: U.K. Horses Possibly Underprotected Against Influenza Survey: Veterinarians in the United Kingdom are more likely to follow competition rather than manufacturer influenza vaccination guidelines, potentially leaving horses with vaccination gaps. READ NOW

ARTICLE: Understanding Strangles in Horses This common and highly contagious respiratory disease affects horses worldwide. READ NOW