We gave her Vit. C to build up her immune system, she was weak and needed strength to fight the impaction. We also gave her beer and apple cider vinegar. And bran and some other stuff, she's healthy now!
Vitamin C is water soluble. That means that any extra you give....is peed out quite rapidly.
with giving the horses shots in the first place, if it's like our human shots (which I do not take, never have never will)
You've never been vaccinated? Why? Some kind of religious belief against it, or do you think you're immortal? I can't even imagine dying of something like Tetanus because I refused a vaccination....my old farrier very nearly died of it, just because he'd let his vaccination history lapse. And he's going to have lifelong jaw problems from the "lockjaw" symptoms of the disease.
they have a bit of the disease and put it's into you, making you immune to it?! Right?
Er, kind of.
why would you do that to your horse,
To potentially save their lives.....
I've had many horses in my life time, not one I've given a shot to, and they are all healthy, compete regularly, and have never gotten a disease.
Then you've been very lucky indeed.
We don't have rabies in australia, I think we have tetanus, but no, I don't give my horses any.
I looked it up. It appears that you do have both Tetanus and West Nile, in addition to a host of communicable equine diseases.