Here at Southern Illinois Equine Clinic, Dr. Griffin is dedicated to protecting your horse’s health by offering vaccinations.
Many different types of vaccinations are available for horses. Since every horse has a different lifestyle, it is important to discuss vaccinations with us. Some horses travel and are surrounded by lots of other horses while others simply stay at home. Your horse may need certain vaccinations due to where they live. There are many diseases that are more prevalent in certain areas. By discussing your horse’s vaccines with us, you can make sure that your horse is adequately protected without over-vaccinating him or her.
For foals, Dr. Griffin starts most vaccinations when they are between four and six months old. Most then need to be boostered. There are some vaccinations that need to be given when the foal is around eight or nine months. Some versions need to be boostered while others don’t.
Once your horse is older, he or she will need yearly vaccinations. When your horse gets his or her yearly vaccinations, it is also a good time to have an examination done to ensure that he or she is as healthy as possible. Dr. Griffin will look for any potential problems so he can treat them early or prevent certain diseases.