Starting another topic to hear from others what you do for Spring shots. Do you give the shots yourself? Does your vet do them? I realize different areas will have some variations based on where you live. I know in the Midwest, most people don't give shots for Patomic Fever unless they travel to the East Coast with their horses.
I have been doing the 6 way shot (W. Nile, Tetanus, Eastern, Western, Rhino, Flu) in the Spring for many years. I give the shot myself, it's all in one shot. I know some horses need the shots separated out because of reactions, others have thoughts about efficacy by doing it as one shot verses more than one. I normally boost in the Fall with Rhino/Flu, but have not the last 2 years because my horses have rarely left the property in the last 2 years and do not get exposed to other horses and one of them is just now starting into the Senior stage. When I show, I always boost everyone so I don't bring anything home from a show. I did also do strangles last year and because the young one had never had it, he also got a booster.
Speaking of the Strangles vaccine, who does the shot and who does the nasal version? I've always done the nasal because I've seen too many people talk about their horses having reactions and in some cases causing a permanent lump in the neck from the reaction. As someone who has shown and may show again in the future, I of course don't want that to happen.
Looking forward to your thoughts.