Over the New Year, our vet Lisa treated a horse found with the early stages of tetanus. Unfortunately, he went downhill very quickly and was put to sleep. It is simply horrible for all involved when this happens and our thoughts are with the owners.
Just a small wound can allow tetanus to enter the horse’s body, and the mortality rate is extremely high, meaning many horses cannot survive this serious infection.
Spurred into action, our head vet tech Lynne has organised another tetanus vaccine amnesty with the backing of drug company Elanco. From February 1, clients can pay for a first vaccination and get the second a month later, free of charge. Visit charges will still apply.
Call the clinic to book your horse in. Be safe, not sorry.