This year at Temecula Creek Equine, we are using the new Core EQ vaccine from Zoetis. This vaccine is the 4 way vaccine we have been using however it has the added benefit of including Rabies in the vaccine which is one of the core vaccines recommended by the AAEP.
Many of you may be asking why would we include Rabies as part of the core vaccines if there is not a high incidence of Rabies in horses in this area? The reality is that although we may not have a high incidence of Rabies in horses in this area, we do have movement of horses into and out of the areas where Rabies is more prevalent. Since Rabies is 100% fatal if contracted it is wise to make sure your horses are protected.
In addition to the horses being protected against Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus and West Nile and Rabies, Zoetis will continue to offer their vaccine support guarantee. This means that if your horse exhibits any clinical signs of the diseases we vaccinate your horse for, Zoetis will pay for any diagnostic testing to determine if your horse is affected by these diseases. If it turns out that your horse is affected by the disease it was vaccinated for, Zoetis will pay for treatment of your animal up to $5,000. The vaccinations must be Zoetis and be given by a veterinarian for this added protection.
This not only ensures that your horse is protected, but it gives you peace of mind that they will stand behind their product and assist you and your horse should your horse become ill.
As I was contemplating what I should write about for this post, I thought about something that we all need to be reminded about every year. Its not a disease, or some condition that horses suffer from, but the fact that all of us need to be reminded about what we are truly thankful for.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I was thinking about the things that I am thankful for. The three things that immediately came to my mind were God, family, and friends. I am grateful everyday that I am able to work with people and their animals. I am grateful for a loving and supportive family that stands by me everyday. I am grateful that all of you trust me to be apart of the health of your horses and animals, and I am grateful for the great friendships that have been formed over the years because of the common interests of caring for animals, that we share. As we enter this holiday season I would remind each of us to take a moment and remember the things that we are truly thankful for. Even during the tough times, or in times of trial, we can still find something to be thankful for.
At Temecula Creek Equine, would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours.
Is your horse losing weight or dropping feed?
When was the last time they had a dental???
We get our teeth cleaned 1-2 times yearly, and our horse friends also need their teeth checked and floated, usually at least once a year! Horse teeth are continuously erupting so they need regular care to prevent problems early on. Dental pain and discomfort can cause lack of concentration, which can create performance problems.
Give us a call today to get a dental and oral examination scheduled with one of our amazing vets!