Vaccinations are a vital part of proper equine management. If incorporated into a program that includes regular deworming, an ample supply of clean water, a good nutrition program, and a safe environment, you and your horse will be all set to enjoy many happy, healthy, productive years together.
A good immunization program is essential to responsible horse ownership, but just as in humans, vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. In some situations, immunization may decrease the severity of disease but not prevent it completely. Listed below are some of the more common vaccines, and a brief summary of the disease they protect against (that are used frequently in our area the Fraser Valley of British Columbia).