Equine West Nile Encephalitis Prevention

Horses tend to become infected with West Nile Viral Encephalitis at a higher incidence than other domestic animals. The infection can be difficult to treat. As with most viral diseases, prevention through vaccination is preferable to treatment.

We recommend the following vaccination schedule.

  • Initial vaccination as soon as is practicable.
  • First booster vaccination three weeks following the initial immunization.
  • A second booster six months later.
  • A single yearly booster early each spring, prior to the most apparent mosquito season.

Ongoing experience may cause these recommendations to change. Please check back here or with our office often for updates.

You may call our office (830) 796-3787, to schedule a vaccination.

Canine Influenza

This is an important illness that poses an emerging threat to all dogs.

CIV is a relatively new virus, so almost all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are newly exposed because they have not built up natural immunity. Most dogs that develop CIV infection have a mild illness, but some dogs get very sick and require treatment.

There is an effective and safe vaccine for canine influenza fully licensed by the USDA.

Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N2 has been shown to control the spread and minimize the impact of CIV infection and has been proven safe in half a million dogs.


SCAAEP Wet Lab at Texas A&M University

Held each year in January, SCAAEP Wetlab is attended by approximately 250 students from 18 vet schools across the country!

2013 Labs

  • Alternative Medicine – This lab will use live horses to introduce students to the use of musculo-skeletal manipulation and acupuncture as both diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the equine veterinarian. The use of alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional Western medicine will be discussed. Dr. Conrad Nightingale

Dr. Nightingale has instructed the Alternative Medicine Wetlab for the past four years.