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    07-29-2011, 04:57 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Reaction on vacs

My mare got her vacs for tetanus and flu three days ago. She is still very careful to move her neck and doesn't want (or does it very slowly) to reach hay or grass on the ground. I put hay in hay net and get it up so she can eat without problems. She has a lump where vet put needle in and the muscle is swollen and warm. It's the third day today and it doesn't seem to be going better. I'm cooling down the area, is this ok?
When should she be okay? When to call a vet?

She eats, drinks and seems pretty normal otherwise, she even charged at pony today. Once she has her head down she grazes normally.
     
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    07-29-2011, 05:00 PM
  #2
Banned
Some heat and swelling is not an abnormal reaction to vaccines.

If you are concerned about your horse call the vet.

Did your vet give the different vaccines in different areas so you will know which vaccine your horse is having a reaction to?
     
    07-29-2011, 05:06 PM
  #3
Started
You want to put warm compresses on the swelling to encourage blood flow to the area. You can also give her aspirin or bute to make her more comfortable. Let your vet know as well. There are sometimes bad lots that have an excessive rate of reactions.
     
    07-29-2011, 06:01 PM
  #4
Weanling
No he gave it in the same place, she was already making a lot of problems with him being near, so... Pony got his vacs on butt and he's just fine.

I'll definitely give her warm compresses, I didn't know that. I thought if it's warm I should cool it down.
If she won't feel better tomorrow I'll call the vet.
     
    07-30-2011, 12:22 AM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by manca    
No he gave it in the same place, she was already making a lot of problems with him being near, so... Pony got his vacs on butt and he's just fine.

I'll definitely give her warm compresses, I didn't know that. I thought if it's warm I should cool it down.
If she won't feel better tomorrow I'll call the vet.
My Mustang had a similar reaction this year to his spring shots. I didn't ask the vet which shot went on which side of the neck, so I don't know which shot caused it, but it was either West Nile or the 4-way.

He got better in about 4-5 days. I knew the poor guy had trouble when I took him riding and he couldn't reach his favorite patch of grass. That is how I discovered the swelling (it was under his mane). So after that I gave him a few days off.
     
    07-30-2011, 01:49 AM
  #6
Banned
I agree with AlwaysBehind. Some swelling and heat is not abnormal.
If you are worried about him than call your vet.
     
    07-30-2011, 06:48 AM
  #7
Weanling
She is feeling much better today She still lowers her head a bit carefully, but it looks much better.
     
    07-30-2011, 01:43 PM
  #8
Banned
By all means, tell your vet about it, so he/she can be prepared for next year's vacs.

Epona had a slight reaction (lethargy, not eating, extreme tiredness) last year.....so this year the vet divided her shots into two sessions a month apart rather than giving them all at once, and she prescribed us some banamine which we were to call her first before using.


With getting less shots at one time, she had no noticeable reactions this year, so the banamine was not needed.

But it is very important that your vet know of any noticeable or worrisome reactions to avoid a repeat next time or a worsening of those reactions next time. Because while those reactions you mentioned are not ABNORMAL, they ARE stilll reactions, and not all horses have such reactions....so they are worth reporting to the vet as he/she may want to modify next year's vac regimen, or prescribe bute or banamine.
     

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