My 8 year old horse was vaccinated thursday for tetanus, flu, E/W, west nile and rabies. Within hours he was lethargic and not eating. BO gave Banamine and called the vet. The yesterday morning he was better, eating a little hay and not as lethargic. Yesterday afternoon I got to the barn and he was in his paddock unable to move. He looked like he had elephant legs, feverish and very stiff. BO immediately called the vet out while we hosed all 4 legs. Vet hoof tested and it was OK? Vet gave bute and misc other shots (?) speculating it was founder from the rabies vaccine. Put all four feet in ice for 20 minutes and he was walking significantly better and wanting to eat but still very stiff and had difficulty turning around.
Anyone have reactions like this? Now do we skip the rabies vaccine and take our chances (he's out 24/7) or give bute for a few days before and after vaccines. We have never had this problem before....he looked HORRIBLE!!