December 10, 2011 - Vaccine Efficacy

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Trade Zone: Vaccine Efficacy

Most of us have received vaccinations or “shots,” and most of us have watched our horses get theirs, but how many of us really understand how these vaccines work? Why are some vaccines administered annually whereas others are administered more frequently in at-risk horses? How do these vaccines provide protection against disease?

In an attempt to answer these questions, let’s begin with a basic explanation of how a horse’s immune system works and responds to invading disease-causing microorganisms (i.e., bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens [organisms that cause disease]).

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