How much are horse vaccines?
Asked in Care of Horses
Horse vaccines that you should be up to date on for a healthy horse?
According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the core vaccines that all horses should receive at least once a year are Eastern and Western Equine Encephalytis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus and Rabies vaccines. There are many other types of vaccines that are recommended based upon the risk of contracting certain diseases due to the horse's use, age and environmental conditions. These risk based vaccines are Equine Herpes Virus (Rhino), Influenza, Strangles, Equine Viral Arteritis, Botulism, Potomac Horse Fevere, etc. http://www.aaep.org/images/files/Adultvaccinationtablerevised108.pdf
Asked in Vaccinations, Rabies, Horse Health
How much do horse vaccinations for the most common diseases like annual tetanus West Nile rhino rabies and flu cost and what are all the equine vaccines recommended for the southern US?
The cost of vaccines will depend on your location and on whether or not your vet has to come to you or you take your horse to him. The best way to find out pricing information is, therefore, to call your vet and ask. As for what vaccines are recommended in the Southern US, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus and Rabies are the core vaccines recommended in the US. In states bordering Mexico, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis is also recommended. Then there are risk-based vaccines such as Strangles, Influenza, Equine Herpes Virus, Botulism, etc that are recommended based upon your horse's age, use, housing conditions, etc.
Asked in Farm Animals, Care of Horses, Horses, Horse Health
If one horse lives at home how much do you pay?
Depends on the horse, how much you use them, and many other factors. For an average horse, my calculated cost would be about $500 per month plus $100 vaccines bi-annually (counting boosters) so a year would be $6,100 not including any sickness or injury. So over the lifetime of a horse (approximately 30 years) it would cost you about $183,000 according to my rough calculations. Hope I answered your question.
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Can antigenic proteins from certain pathogen be used for vaccines?
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Asked in Care of Horses, Veterinary Medicine
How often do horses need to be vaccinated?
There is no "one-size-fits-all" vaccination program for horses. The recommendations vary depending on geographic location, age of horse, type of vaccines recommended, use of the horse and other factors. Horses generally require vaccines of some type at least yearly. Horse owners should consult their veterinarian and discuss the specifics of their horse's care and use to determine what vaccinations are appropriate and how often they should be given.
Asked in Vaccinations, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
Do injections hurt more than vaccines?
Injections hurt, but vaccines hurt more. The vaccines are putting antibodies into your blood stream, so the pain is your immune system reacting to those antibodies straight away. Injections may be for anything, whether taking out substance or putting substance in. But vaccines definitely hurt much more.Hope this helps!