Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
The P. Vaccination does not prevent your horse from catching the fever, what it does, is minimize the effects of the fever. Most horses, without the vaccination who do contract the P. Fever, aren't good.
My fellow ended up contracting it a couple of "Springs" ago, his temp was very high. I was able to get my vet out ASAP who gave him a handful of antibiotics and said that without the vaccination, this would of took his life. He spend the next few days coming out to the barn to give him his vaccinations - since then, I've been convinced about the P. Vaccination.
He gets his first vaccination in the spring, and the second in the fall.
The Vaccination does not make your horse more susceptible to catching the fever, that's a load of malarkey.
I would discuss this with your vet and learn more about it.