Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
You know, now that you say that....my mare just had had her flu shot, had a bad reaction to it, full blown flu, and shortly after she became sore......since it's a metabolic disease, I sometimes wonder....
That's why my vet won't give my metabolic horses shots anymore
He did give everyone a rabies shot in 2011 and believe me, it was with more than "some trepidation". He did not want to vaccinate the metabolic guys; especially since the 25 yr old always has been drug sensitive and is worse now. He will have a reaction to Bute
We had two horses and a mule get bit and die on their own farms from rabies, in the NW portion of the county. 25 - 30 miles isn't too far where rabies is concerned.
The vet vaccinated my 25 yr old in the butt to help reduce "travel time" of the vaccine, so-to-speak. The vet also stayed a good 30 minutes extra to watch Duke because Duke did, indeed, have a reaction
All Duke had was the punies and thankfully no laminitis issues.
Thankfully my herd is considered isolated due to where we live and I don't trailer anyone to ride anymore so noone gets anything anymore, unless the vet says "I really think ---------" as he did with the rabies shots. His philosophy is that less is more unless my horses would be traveling like they used to.