This morning our vet came to give 8 horses, including mine, their first round of spring shots. The other 3 horses use two different vets. Sugar's owner came to help me collect and hold horses for the vet and turn them back out when done. Today we had our 5-way: Flu/rhino, tetanus, E/W encephalitis and also West Nile boosters. She did the two shots on opposite sides of the neck so we can check for reactions - none of our horses has ever had a reaction and the vet hasn't changed vaccine suppliers so we should be OK. Joe, Blackjack, Noble and Sugar were a little nervous - everyone else was pretty laid back but everyone was good, minus a few "giraffe necks" and wide eyes. She also drew blood for a couple of Coggins tests for horses that may go elsewhere to ride or attend clinics. I like our new vet - her manner with the horses is very calm and low-key.
They were all happy to get back out despite the wind. We'll have our rabies and intranasal strep/strangles vaccines at a later appointment. I noted all the vaccinations in our barn book, where we have a section for each horse's records.
I think (and hope) this cold snap will be short - I'd like to get riding again!