That's an interesting idea Sunny! I've had that done with my cat but have never heard of doing that for a horse... I wonder. I'll ask. :) I wonder if drawing blood would be less stressful...huh, never thought about it before! I'll definitely have to ask. Lacey's pretty cool as a cucumber about shots, etc (pretty sure it helps that we usually do them on her blind-er side so she doesn't see the needle coming and tense up) but who knows!
Ok, Celeste. I think I took it the wrong way. Your last sentence came across as really harsh/condescending as I was reading it. Water under the bridge! Sorry for jumping down your throat. :)
And I totally agree with you on principle. Death from some sort of animal/insect-borne virus is definitely worse than one-time increased inflammation! I suppose I could always increase Lacey's anti-inflammatories/painkillers on shot day to help combat any possible issues. That would probably help a lot and I would feel better!