Pregnancy vaccine program

 

Pregnancy vaccine program

Necessary Deworming and Vaccines Before and During Pregnancy

 
Lusitano-pregnancy vaccine programNecessary deworming and vaccines are necessary before and during pregnancy.   We suggest a pregnancy vaccine program.   Regular, programmed vaccination is necessary to protect both your mares and stallions from disease.   In the case of a pregnant mare’s vaccination, it serves a second purpose.   It protects the foal which receives antibodies through the passive transfer of antibodies through the colostrum it receives from the first milk it drinks from his mother.
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Lusitano-pregnancy vaccine programA permanent vaccine program for all horses should include shots against tetanus, Eastern and Western Equine Sleeping Disease (encephalomyelitis), West Nile virus and Equine Herpes virus-1, influenza, rabies and any other your veterinarian considers a danger in the your horses area.   In the case of a mare which will be impregnated the complete vaccine program must be complete before this happens.   None of these vaccines must be administered in the first sixty days of pregnancy.   Besides these, mares should also be vaccinated against Rhino pneumonitis which is a virus that induces abortions.   They are also given boosts against Equine Herpes virus-1 and influenza at three, five and seven months after insemination to prevent abortions.   Talk to your veterinarian before making any decisions.
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Lusitano-pregnancy vaccine programThe absence of dangerous parasites depends mostly on proper management of manure and pastures.   Keeping clean flooring and the constant washing and cleaning of stables and other areas where the horses are kept. Mares should receive a dose of ivermectin on the day she is expected to foal, so the foal is not infected by any existing parasites.   Besides this, the mare should receive her programmed and usual parasitic cares before and during pregnancy.   It is extremely important to read the label of the product you are using to deworm your animals to make sure it is safe for pregnant mares.
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Lusitano-pregnancy vaccine programPre-foaling vaccines are recommended four to six weeks before to increase the amounts of immunoglobulin contents in the first colostrum the foal will take from his mother.   Colostrum is the yellowish liquid that is the first liquid to come out of the mare’s mammary glands.   It is filled with antibodies which will protect the foal from virus and disease until it starts producing his own.   Colostrum is produced by all mammals, including humans and it is sometimes called, the elixir of life.
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