Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C.

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Shenandoah Mountains

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Equine Health Recommendations

Equine Health Recommendations

These are general guidelines only. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. O’Brien or Dr. Hausler  to determine your horse’s specific needs.
 

Vaccinations:

-4-way vaccine (EEE, WEE, Tetanus, and Flu) or 5-way (same as 4-way but with Rhino)
-Annually, usually in the spring (March/April)
-Botulism vaccine
-Annually, to all horses eating round bales and to all weanlings
-Rabies vaccine
-Annually
-Rhinopneumonitis vaccine
-Annually or Bi-Annually depending on use (Spring +/-Fall)
-Given to pregnant mares every 2 months (i.e. 3, 5, 7, and 9 months gestation)
-Strangles vaccine
- Intranasal.  Given to all horses in contact with transient horses
-West Nile Virus Vaccine
-Annually

 Coggins Testing:

-Annually if horse is taken off your farm.

 Deworming Schedule:

-Recommend doing fecals at RHVP to see if your horses have worms; and
-Deworm with an Ivermectin product if necessary.
-Once per year use a different product (double dose of Panacur (10mg/kg).  You may also use or Quest, Equimax, Zimectrine Gold, ComboCare)

 Teeth:

-Examine for wear and sharpness at least 1x/year and float as needed.  Some horses will need to be floated 2x/year.

 Foals:

-4-way vaccine (EEE, WEE, Tetanus, Flu)
-At three months of age followed by a booster 3-4 weeks later.
- Botulism vaccine
-At weaning
- Rhinopneumonitis vaccine
-First dose in the fall
- Strangles vaccine
-Given to foals in contact with transient horses or in known positive barns
-West Nile Virus
-Depending on when born, shots given (when >2 mos. old) April and August (w/ booster)