General Care and Information

Mare and Foal Care - Breeding timeline and information.

The Merck Veterinary Manual - Comprehensive encyclopedia of veterinary medical information.

Hoofcare and Lameness Magazine - A quarterly journal presenting new information to help veterinarians and farriers treat and prevent common lamenesses. 

The Safergrass Website - Education for the prevention and treatment of laminitis in horses.

Pet Columns: Experts from the College of Veterinary Medicine - Columns written by experts regarding various equine topics.

Animal Genetics Inc., Horse Coat Color Calculator - Calculate to probability of your horse's coat color based on breeding genetics.

Clark County Horse - A site dedicated to all things horse in Clark County and the Pacific NW


Organizations

American Association of Equine Practitioners - The professional organization for equine veterinarians practicing in the US.

American Veterinary Medical Association - The professional organization for veterinarians practicing in the US.


Laboratories

Equine Health at the University of California, Davis - Links to research and services conducted at UC Davis.

UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory -  The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory provides animal parentage verification, identification, forensics services, genetic diagnostics and genetic disease research.

Feed Analysis - Provides the horse industry with feed and forage analysis.


Adult Horse Vaccines:

  • VEWT- Annually
  • F/R Injectable- Performance horse- every 3-4 months, Pleasure horse-every 6 months.F/R Intranasal- Every 6 months.
  • WNV- Initial vaccine, booster in 4 weeks, then annually. Can be vaccinated every 6 months if at high risk.

  • Strangles- Recommend if there is a premise problem or farm problem.  Once a farm has had it, it is hard to prevent disease in new horses.  Initial vaccine and a booster 2-3 weeks later, then annually.

  • EVA- Annually for colts intended to be breeding stallions.

  • Rabies- Annually

Foals/Weanling Vaccinations from Non-vaccinated Mares:

  • Tetanus Antitoxin (TAT)- At birth  
  • VEWT – Initial at 3-4 months, booster at 4-5 months, and another booster at 10-12 months.
  • F/R Injectable- Initial at 6 months, booster at 7 months and 10-12 months.  For foals that are to be shown consult veterinarian.
  • Strangles- Initial at 6-9 months, booster 3 weeks later, and another at 11-12 months of age.
  • EVA- Intact colts intended to be breeding stallions: One dose at 6 to 12 months of age.
  • WNV- Initial at 3-4 months, booster 4 weeks later, and a 3rd dose at 10-12 months in endemic areas.
  • Rabies- Initial at 3-4 months, booster in 4 weeks, and another booster at 10-12 months.


Foals/Weanling Vaccinations from Vaccinated Mares:

  • VEWT- Initial at 6 months, booster at 7 months, and another booster at 10-12 months.

  • F/R Injectable- Initial at 6 months, booster at 7 months, and another booster at 10 to 12 months.  For foals that are to be shown consult veterinarian.

  • Strangles- Initial at 6-9 months, booster 3 weeks later, and another at 11-12 months of age.

  • EVA- Intact colts intended to be breeding stallions: One dose at 6 to 12 months of age.

  • Rabies- Initial at 6 months, booster at 7 months, and another booster at 10-12 months.

  • WNV- Initial at 4-6 months, booster in 4 weeks, and another booster at 10-12 months of age.

Broodmares Vaccines:

  • Rhino- Vaccinate at 5th, 7th, and 9th month of pregnancy.
  • FEWT- Vaccinate at 10 months of pregnancy.
  • Rotavirus- Vaccinate at 8th, 9th, and 10th month of pregnancy.
  • WNV- Vaccinate at 10 months of pregnancy.
  • EVA- Annually for seronegative, open mares before breeding to carrier stallions; isolate mares for 21 days after breeding to carrier stallion.
  • Rabies- Vaccinate at 10 months of pregnancy.
Vaccination Key
  • VEWT-Venezuelan, Eastern, Western encephalitis and Tetanus
  • WNV- West Nile Virus
  • F/R- Influenza and Rhinopneumonitis
  • FEWT- Influenza, Eastern and Western Encephalitis, and Tetanus
  • EVA-Equine Viral Arteritis