So, I have vaccinated my own horses in the past, no problem. However, I recently acquired a mini and while I had the vet pull coggins and give rabies, I figured I'd vaccinate with a typical 4 way, myself... like usual. Before doing so, I decided to do some research and find out if there were any contraindications with minis and vaccines - it would also seem reasonable that they would get a smaller dose of whichever vaccine I am administering.
Much to my dismay, I have discovered that miniature horse's immune systems don't generally tolerate the typical 4 way well, and to give them the EEE, WEE, Tetanus, and then the Rhino/Flu separate 2 weeks later.
Please help. I am going to call our vet in the morning to get advice, however, when he was out for the coggins/rabies, I told him I was planning to use OTC vaccines and he "Good deal!" (no sarcasm, but he is all about helping people save money). There was no mention of smaller doses or anything...
After hearing that the 4way shots aren't a good idea, I am now looking into the Equiloid Innovator. It vaccinates for EEE, WEE and Tetanus. Thoughts?
I just like to really educate myself well on things like this before embarking upon them, haha. Anyone else have minis and experience self-administering vaccines? Thank you!