4-H Spring Equine Health Clinic Vaccinated 132 Horses, Mules

The Cape May County 4-H Equine Health Clinic was held on April 6-7. 4-H Member Mackenzie Doughty from the Star Hollow Riders 4-H Club holds Biscuit while Dr. Tanja Hanyi vaccinates him to make sure he stays safe from infectious diseases all year long.

COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County 4-H Countywide Spring Equine Clinic was held April 6-7. Dr. Tanja Hanyi and clinic volunteers went to farms and boarding stables, offering vaccinations at reduced prices to horses without the normal farm call fee.

According to a release, this year 132 horses and mules were vaccinated. The Cape May County 4-H Equine Health Clinic started over 50 years ago with two goals.

One was to inoculate as many horses as possible against infectious diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus and the second was to offer these vaccinations at as low a cost as possible.

For information about 4-H Equine Clinics or the 4-H Youth Development Program in Cape May County, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 3606.