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    10-27-2012, 11:09 PM
tetanus shot

Hi all I gave my 2 mares a tetanus shot 2 days ago in the neck 1 mare has a lump where I gave it, she is 7 years old and its been 12 months since last 1, she is fine otherwise eating drinking ect there is heat in lump and I've apllied some tuff rock to reduce swelling I think she has had a reaction I just thought Id put it out there incase Im wrong.I made sure I pulled syringe back so there was no blood before I injected it , look forward to your replies Di
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    10-27-2012, 11:15 PM
Sounds like a site reaction. If you can put an ice pack on it, it should go down in a day or so.
    10-27-2012, 11:16 PM
Call a vet and ask what they think
    10-28-2012, 12:30 AM
I have a 19 yr old gelding that has gotten a similar reaction to his 4-way shot the past several years.

The spot it was given (neck muscle) gets a little puffy and he doesn't want to put his head down to ground level to eat. It goes away eventually but he's noticeably sore for 3-4 days.

The vet said it's due to the tetanus part of the vaccine. He tried giving the shot in two different sides of his neck last year and my guy still got a reaction. I think next time I will see if we can give it in the hindquarters. At least then he can eat comfortably. Nothing much sadder than a horse that wants to eat grass out on the trail and can't put his head down far enough to reach it.
    10-28-2012, 01:33 AM
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I think next time I will see if we can give it in the hindquarters. At least then he can eat comfortably. .

Be REALLY careful of putting any kind of shots in the hindquarters. If you get an abcess there it can really be a bugger to clear up.
    10-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
Be REALLY careful of putting any kind of shots in the hindquarters. If you get an abcess there it can really be a bugger to clear up.
We've given our mares their shots in the butt for years without problems. The main thing, regardless of location, is that you give shots on a 'vertical' area so that if you are unfortunate enough to have an infection start, it will easily drain before you wind up with an abcess.

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