LIVE: Vaccinating Your Horse: Why Disease Prevention is So Important

By Speaker: Dr. Amanda House • Published: August 13th, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.

Horses are vulnerable to a variety of diseases, just like people and other animals. And as with many diseases, prevention is the best medicine. Dr. Amanda House, UF’s equine extension veterinarian, will speak about the importance of vaccination in preventing disease and will discuss the “core vaccines” every horse should receive and when they should receive them. Learn more about how vaccines can protect against Rabies, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Tetanus, Equine Herpes Virus and Influenza and what every horse owner should know to keep these diseases at bay.