dvm2 (2)I believe that one of the most useful tools in horse health management is vaccination. Although there are a variety of diseases that affect horses, many vaccines available are not effective. Proper vaccination can protect horses from some infectious diseases, but many horses are over-vaccinated, and some should not be vaccinated at all!

It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your horse. However, vaccines are not harmless drugs—they can have profound effects on the immune system that are not always good. Vaccination can be an integral part of your horse’s overall health, but products purchased on-line or at retail outlets should not be our first choice for these products. There are many factors that influence the timing and the product used, including geographic location, housing and age of the horse. Please call us today at 208 365-4085 for an update on the latest vaccination schedule for horses in our area.