Originally Posted by trailhorserider
I don't know of any horses that do! I even asked my vet about it and he said they didn't need it, which is weird because we live in the woods and there are rabies cases in Arizona, at least among wild animals.
I should probably ask him again this spring in case he's changed his mind.
I agree it sounds like a good idea. And dogs get rabies vaccinations all the time. So I assume it is a safe vaccine?
Unless you live in Hawaii your horses should be vaccinated. I've purchased horses and discovered from their shot record that they hadn't been given one for Rabbies. My Vet is out the next day to give shots. The ounce of prevention is so much better than losing a horse. And outside of Hawaii no state can claim to be free of rabies. Rabbid animals don't know that their not allowed cross state lines. And if a bat in the woods with rabies dies what are the odds of it being discovered, let alone reported.
Tell you vet to vaccinate. I wouldn't be able to sleep nights knowing my horses were at risk for something so easy to be infected with, but so easily prevented.