How Horse Vaccines Work

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse’s immune system is best primed for battle. 

If you weren’t felled by polio, your children missed the measles, your barn dodged a flu outbreak, and you’ve never seen a horse tormented by tetanus, you probably can thank vaccination. Superheroes in syringes, vaccines the world over battle forces of evil—or at least those of disease-causing pathogens.

Whether in a human or horse, a vaccine works by stimulating the indivi

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