While adverse events following vaccinations are typically rare, your veterinarian is trained to properly manage such an event. Typically, the vaccine manufacturer will not support the self-administration of equine vaccinations.17 мая 2017 г.
A five way provides protection against EEE, WEE, Tetanus, Influenza and Equine Herpesvirus (“rhinopneumonitis”), and a “6-way” contains all 5 components of a 5-Way, plus West Nile.
Your horse should receive, at the very least, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (EEE and WEE), West Nile virus (WNV), tetanus, and rabies vaccines (first three are spread via mosquitoes). Other immunizations commonly given this time of year are influenza and herpesvirus vaccines.
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Needle length should be chosen based on the body habitus and weight of the patient. A needle that is too long can penetrate the deltoid muscle, hitting the bone. Although patients will not feel their bones being hit, the vaccine might not fully absorb into the muscle, leading to a reduced immune response.
Sedating Your Horse
There are 3 main ways in which horses can be sedated – 2 of these are via an oral syringe that the owner can administer themselves (Domosedan and Sedalin/Relaquin) and the third is through intravenous sedation administered by the vet.
The needle should be long enough to reach the muscle without penetrating the nerves and blood vessels underneath. Generally, needles should be 1 inch to 1.5 inches for an adult, and will be smaller for a child. They’ll be 22-gauge to 25-gauge thick, noted as 22g on the packaging.
Giving an IM injection into the deltoid site
Make sure you pinch up on subcutaneous tissue to prevent injection into the muscle. Insert needle at a 45° angle into the fatty tissue overlying the triceps muscle. Make sure you pinch up on the subcutaneous tissue to prevent injection into the muscle.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), also known as Sleeping Sickness, is a viral disease of horses that involves transmission between birds or rodents and mosquitoes. This virus is most commonly seen in horses in the southeastern US with several hundred cases reported each year.
The West Nile-INNOVATORTM vaccine requires two injections, spaced three to six weeks apart. This part is critical in order for the vaccine to take its full effect. Immunity may not develop for four to six weeks after the second injection. A booster is recommended every six months to continue protection.