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Vaccination in the face of an outbreak may not be appropriate.
• In an outbreak of influenza administering booster doses to horses vaccinated over six months ago and those that have lapsed helps to reduce
the severity of clinical signs and time of viral shedding.
• Strangles vaccinations are of limited use in the face of an outbreak unless the horse has been vaccinated within the last six months.
• Vaccination in the face of an EHV-1 outbreak is controversial but is generally not recommended for horses that may be incubating the virus as
there is a theoretical risk of exacerbating neurological signs.
monitor for signs of illness and take
temperatures twice daily;
Dealing with a disease outbreak
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