Vaccines for Horses: Defending Against Disease

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Of all the medical advances in the past couple of centuries, the one that might be the most remarkable is also the one we’re most likely to take for granted. Vaccines have changed the way we manage our horses, and how long they can live. A simple injection that lasts a few seconds can protect our families, our pets, our horses, and ourselves from diseases that once meant certain death.

Today we consider it routine to vaccinate horses against a vast array of life-threatening diseases, including rabies; tetanus; botulism; Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan encephalomyelitis; West Nile virus; and Potomac horse fever.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of the importance of making sure your horse is armed with the most up-to-date vaccines.

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Karen Briggs is the author of six books, including the recently updated Understanding Equine Nutrition as well as Understanding The Pony, both published by Eclipse Press. She’s written a few thousand articles on subjects ranging from guttural pouch infections to how to compost your manure. She is also a Canadian certified riding coach, an equine nutritionist, and works in media relations for the harness racing industry. She lives with her band of off-the-track Thoroughbreds on a farm near Guelph, Ontario, and dabbles in eventing.

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