What is the prevention of tetanus?
The easiest way to avoid getting tetanus is to get a shot for it by your doctor.
Tertiary prevention is doing something to keep a problem from getting worse. An example may be: My first day in Jamaica I stayed in the sun only 20 minutes as tertiary prevention of a bad sunburn. Or: The doctor gives you Tetanus shots as when you puncture your skin from a rusty nail as tertiary prevention against infection. Tertiary means a third level or an exacerbated level.
The signs of tetanus (also known as lockjaw) in horses are: The inability to open mouth to eat or drink; Eyes wide open and ears rigid; Stiffness in the entire body; Extremely sensitive to sights, sounds and/or touch; Convulsions and eventually death. Scroll down this page to a link to a website that explains signs, treatment and prevention of tetanus in horses.
1. Vaccination is the key for the prevention of this disease. Therefore, a strict vaccination schedule must be followed. Tetanus usually occurs among those persons who are either not vaccinated at all, or to whom proper dosages have not been given. Therefore, all children should be immunized and this immunization should be maintained throughout life by administering booster dosages of tetanus vaccine at regular intervals. Also, all pregnant mothers should get a cover of vaccination…