29 Feb West Nile Who and When to vaccinate

Protection against West Nile induced encephalomyelitis requires attention to insect control and an effective vaccination program. There are four USDA licensed vaccines for horses. Two inactivated vaccines, a nonreplicating canary pox-vectored vaccine and an inactivated flavivirus chimeric vaccine. The following four USDA inactivated WNV vaccines are...

26 Feb Equine Vaccination Recommendations

AAEP Vaccine Guidelines – http://www.aaep.org/info/guidelines-48 CORE VACCINES RISK BASED VACCINES Eastern Encephalomyelitis Anthrax Western Encephalomyelitis Botulism Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis Equine herpesvirus (EHV -1 & 4) Tetanus Equine viral arteritis Rabies Equine Influenza Potomac horse fever Rotavirus/rotaviral diarrhea Streptococcus equi – equi (strangles) Young Horse Vaccination 1. American Association of Equine Practitioners core vaccine protocol starting at 4 to 6 months...

23 Feb Equine Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushings Syndrome has many “names” --pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), hyperadrenocorticism, ECD (equine Cushing's disease), and, most commonly, Cushing's syndrome. Classically, this ailment occurs in geriatric horses however Cushings can be diagnosed in horses less than ten years old. Why is this medical condition becoming...