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post #1 of 3 Old 10-01-2015, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,
I am moving to Namibia and I have to vaccinate my mare against African Horse Sickness and Proteq flu to take her with. I have heard lots of times where people say that it is very bad to vaccinate against both at the same time or close to each other. Now my vet wants to vaccinate against AHS today and 7 days later the Proteq flu, because he has to do the CEM swabs 7 days apart as well. Is it fine to vaccinate them so close to each other? Is there a chance that she could get sick or have really bad reactions to them?

Also, is it painful for them to have the CEM swabs taken?

Thanx for all you help in advance.
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Hi Everyone,
I am moving to Namibia and I have to vaccinate my mare against African Horse Sickness and Proteq flu to take her with. I have heard lots of times where people say that it is very bad to vaccinate against both at the same time or close to each other. Now my vet wants to vaccinate against AHS today and 7 days later the Proteq flu, because he has to do the CEM swabs 7 days apart as well. Is it fine to vaccinate them so close to each other? Is there a chance that she could get sick or have really bad reactions to them?

Also, is it painful for them to have the CEM swabs taken?

Thanx for all you help in advance.

There are a lot of people who do not like to vaccinate for multiple diseases at once. Both vaccines contain attenuated live viruses so spacing them a week apart makes sence. 7 days should be plenty unless there's an unexpectedly severe reaction to the first vaccine. Both are considered safe vaccines.

It shouldn't be painful for the mare to be swabbed, but it won't be comfortable. He'll probably want to sedate her for the procedures if there's no stock or have her in a sturdy stock and restrained.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-06-2015, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
Thank you very much for the reply. She was vaccinated for the AHS last Thursday and I still can't see any reaction to it, so I think she will be fine then. I am just concerned because she is still very young. (2years & 8months). We also did the first CEM test that same day and did not even had to sedate her. Just backed her against the fence and she stood still the whole time. She is a very calm horse and tolerates a lot.

Like they say. Soft hands make soft horses.
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