Originally Posted by tealamutt
why not Indy?
Personal choice based on personal experience. I've only ever had two horses get strangles, and those are the two I vaccinated for it. The barn I boarded my first horse at recommended against it many times. I chose to ignore them and vaccinated anyways. My horse got strangles. I didn't vaccinate that horse for strangles again. Fast forward a few years, got my second horse, still at the same barn, and still as hard headed. I had my vet do intranasal strangles when she did vaccs for everything else. My second horse got strangles. My BO gave me a lot of "I told you so's" and I've just never vaccinated for it since. I know most people would think it's a bad idea, and I know I'll likely get jumped on, because I don't have scientific reasoning or logic to back up why I choose not to do it. But the end result is the same. I wasn't happy with how sick my horses got on it, and I've not had one done, nor a horse with strangles, since.