Horse Care: Vaccinations

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on October 7, 2007, 5:02


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS

TETANUS TOXOID When a wound such as a deep puncture is contaminated, toxins from the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani, which thrives in the equine environment, cause lockjaw and general muscle spasms, usually resulting in death. Vaccinate yearly. Give a booster vaccination at the time of penetrating injury or surgery if most recent dose [...]


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