Horse diseases with Dr. Jones

Horse diseases with Dr. Jones - 3/07/08 Vaccinate your...

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3/07/08 Vaccinate your horses! No vaccines are 100% effective A good immunization program is essential to responsible ownership of horses What to expect : 1. vaccination serves to minimize risk 2. give a series of vaccines and boosters before likely exposure ** Failure of Passive Transfer = foals are immuno-deficient at birth For a baby   takes about 6 weeks to be fully protected against disease! Killed vs. Modified live vaccine injection or intranasal for some 2 or more doses are needed to initiate an immune response Lag time of 1-2 weeks to full protection Boosters = can accomplish protection against diseases, such as Tetanus and Rabies Vaccinations needed for an animal depend on: Age Sex Breed Use General management Geographic location Exposure risk
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Toxin-producing bacteria – Clostridium tetani Found in the intestinal tract Cured with penicillin ** Spores enter the body through wounds, lacerations or the umbilicus of newborn foals
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