Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
the internasel strangles vaccine is very effective, and has minimal, if any side effects, if there is the precaution used, not to give any IM vaccines at the same time, thus possible cross contamination
The internasel strangles vaccine, is an
attenuated live vaccine, thus can cause local abscessing, if accidentally introduced IM Because it creates immunity through the same pathway as the actual disease, it is very effective
I never use the IM flu nor strangles vaccine, because of side effects, often due to the carrier used, and, the immunity induced, is less effective then the internasal. Better immunity is achieved, through an attenuated (weaKENED) live vaccine, then the killed versions, used IM, plus way less side effects.
I recall the IM flu, causing severe neck stiffness, to the point the horses had problems lowering head to eat