Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
Ditto on Dreamcatcher's post. I vaccinate the 5 way and WNV and they now combine the two so that's one shot for about $40 per horse for major piece of mind. Rabies has to be done by the vet but that's another $18 tops. We've already had one confirmed human death to the WNV in my area so I'm definitely not taking any chances, and when I vaccinated for rabies in early April, we had at least 3 confirmed rabid skunk cases in our county alone for the month of March and that's only what was reported. My vet actually called me and asked if she could come out real quick and do my crew. She didn't even charge me a trip charge, just the 4 shots I needed. That's how serious rabies is around here. Flu is one they say runs out within 6 moths so some recommend another in the fall, but my vet said if you time your vaccinations between March and May, then you're covered for at least the worst months and you can get away with one shot a year. I'm with you though, I wish they lasted longer. :(