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Ask Zoetis: What is the proper protocol for exercising my horse after he receives shots? Is it ok to work him or should he have the day off?

Ask Zoetis: What is the proper protocol for exercising my horse after he receives shots? Is it ok to work him or should he have the day off?
For different Vaccinations there are different times that will need to be given. Your vet or the box will give more information but to be safe give the day of the vacc off
Hi Will,

As in humans, horses react differently to vaccination, some may show signs of tiredness or even fever in rare cases but fortunately the majority of horses is quite "normal" after vaccination and can therefore be exercised normally without imposing on them an unusually intense exercise.

The Zoetis team