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About Vaccines

16 August 2011 No Comment

About Vaccines
By: Cheryl McNamee-Sutor

How Do They Work?

(1) You inject the horse with an inactivated form of the organism that causes the disease.

(2) The horse’s immune system produces antibodies that fight that organism.

Important Facts:

(1) The horse’s immune system takes a minimum of 2 weeks to accumulate the antibodies needed.

(2) Always vaccinate at least 3-4 weeks before likely exposure to a disease.

(3) Always discuss with your veterinarian whether there are additional vaccinations recommended for your area or situation.

(4) Your vet can inoculate your horse against several diseases with only one shot.

(5) The best time for annual vaccinations is in the spring time before insect season starts.

About the author:

Cheryl’s goal is to educate horse owners on how to develop a trusting and respectful partnership with their horses. The training methods she uses and teaches are ones that promote a horse’s confidence and willingness to please.

As the President of Equusite.com (The Ultimate Horse Resource), Cheryl teaches her methods of horsemanship online in a simple step-by-step fashion to ensure that horsemen and women of all ages and disciplines are able to understand and use her methods easily.

For more information, see Cheryl’ bio page or contact her:

Cheryl McNamee-Sutor
President, Equusite.com
cheryl@equusite.com
(630) 267-9397

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