Confirmed Rabies Report, FYI - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Confirmed Rabies Report, FYI

This is a discussion on Confirmed Rabies Report, FYI within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Do i need a vet to administer a rabies shot to my horse if i cross state lines

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-03-2012, 02:46 AM
  #11
Green Broke
Quote:
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?
Dont ask, Tell. Give my horse a rabies shot. End of discussion. If they argue tell them you are done go find another vet.

Kinda interesting just recently on another thread I brought this up and everyone decided I didnt know what I was talking about.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-03-2012, 09:04 AM
  #12
Yearling
Quote:
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.
     
    03-03-2012, 11:06 PM
  #13
Yearling
You have to have it for dogs and cats around here but when you ask for your horses, the vets looks at you like your crazy.
     
    03-04-2012, 07:10 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Look right back at them, make sure you specify you want rabies vaccine when you make the appointment.
You are paying them to do a job for you. They will do that job to my satisfaction or I wont be paying them, simple as that.
Celeste likes this.
     
    03-04-2012, 05:12 PM
  #15
Banned
My vet recomends rabies but there are some people who wont give it iam giving rabies to all my horses this spring. We have alot of skunks around plus wild cats not worth taking a chance on not giving it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
     
    03-04-2012, 06:03 PM
  #16
Started
You would be amazed how many people where I live don't vaccinate for rabies for their horses and lots of farm dogs are not vaccinated for rabies.Because the county doesn't require licensing, they don't have to show a vaccine... I always try to talk them out of it, but they won't listen even though they know they are breaking a law.
As amatter of fact, I was thrown off a dog list because I got so mad that people were not only not vaccinating for rabies(their animals were not exposed to rabies because they did not run loose or outside a fence???) they got tags/vaccination records off the internet and used those to show the animal control in Montana when they came to their house to see if their dogs were vaccinated...TheSheriff's office in this Montana town saw faked tags/receipts and let it go.
Amazing how stupid people can be...
     
    03-06-2012, 03:40 PM
  #17
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmarie    
You have to have it for dogs and cats around here but when you ask for your horses, the vets looks at you like your crazy.
My Vet told me in 2011 that we'd probably give rabies in 2012. This article prompted me to pass it on. I used to order my own vaccines from, I think, Jeffers Equine. Back in the 1980's they offered rabies vaccines for horses with Vet approval, so it isn't new. Just FYI.
     
    03-06-2012, 03:54 PM
  #18
Foal
Thanks for giving me a push and some fear...lol. Just playing. It is that time of year for me for ALL the animals to get updated on their shots,worming, check-ups, and what nots. I don't see why people wouldn't pay such a small cost to protect their animals from such an awful thing.

But, then again you wouldn't believe the amount of people around here who just don't do any medical for any of their animals. They feel it's a "they'll get over it or die" situation that will resolve itself. In their words "animals were doing it all the time before we domesticated them.....so they can still do it fine and don't need us wasting our money".


Gotta love people some times
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reminder - Rabies shots for VA residents farmpony84 Horse Health 11 01-10-2012 01:52 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0