Originally Posted by verona1016
If you have raccoons in your area, be sure to vaccinate your horses (as well as your other animals and yourself!) for rabies.
ETA: Bats are also a major carrier of rabies, so same warning as above
Bats aren't a "major carrier" of rabies, that is a huge misconception. Last summer I found a little female bat by my front gate, so I put her in a box with some soft bedding and found a local bat rescue who educated me on the bat. They get a bad rap from a lot of misconceptions due to hysteria and the euw factor many have, when in reality they are great little creatures who eat a phenomenal amount of bugs that bother and harass and can harm us each night.
This is a great site to read, please anyone who thinks bats are vectors for rabies, this comes right from the bat conservatory: Bats and Rabies