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    03-06-2012, 02:14 PM
Green Broke
This is litteraly snake oil,
NO TRIALS, no studies, nothing showing that it does anything at all.
The claim is that dogs treated with the vaccine require less antivenom, but bites are so random and uncontrolled there is no evidence it really does anything other than take your money.
I wouldnt waste the money until there is actually some evidence that it does anything at all.
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    03-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Subbing because I'm worried about it, too

Stinking California.... :P
    03-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by FlyGap    
Smrobs, what did the vet do for the bitten horses?

On a horse that has been bitten on the nose, what we do is take those syringe cases with the end cut off or some short pieces of large diameter water hose and put those in the nostrils so that as they swell shut, they close around the obstruction and they are able to breath through the hose or syringe cases. Then, as the swelling goes down, the tubes will fall out on their own. In addition to that, they are usually given bute and sometimes an antibiotic. 99% of ours are treated after the fact because, with them being turned out to pasture, we don't usually know they've been bitten until they show up with a swollen face.

I'm going to talk to mine about it, just curious what yours did to compare notes.
I am unsure how the vet treated the mare that was bitten on the neck, that was about 2.5 years ago and I was living in Amarillo at the time so Dad dealt with that situation.

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