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post #41 of 48 Old 03-22-2015, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for so many updates.

40 hours post injection. This morning he is slightly stiff and moving a little slow. I flexed each leg and he can lift each one to his normal height and seems to have a normal range of movement, but he gave a groan on the left front, nearest the injection site. However we had a storm roll in and the sudden change in barometric pressure has me achey, too in my joints with arthritis. This is still so minor compared to previous years.
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post #42 of 48 Old 03-22-2015, 11:41 AM
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I'm glad he's doing so well!

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post #43 of 48 Old 03-22-2015, 01:11 PM
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Is he stalled or pastured? A bit of work, movement can help with the stiffness and swelling early on.

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post #44 of 48 Old 03-22-2015, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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He's in a pretty good sized dry lot with another horse. He is dominant so he pushes Chief around and gets a fair amount of movement. Yesterday we took Chief out for a bit and Cruiser ran himself around.
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post #45 of 48 Old 03-23-2015, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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This morning he looked a bit dull and was moving slow. He is a slow horse to begin with, and he really was just dragging his feet. Picked up each hoof and checked for stiffness. Seems to have full range of motion, didn't resist stretches. Just feeling a little blah. When I get off work I think I will put him to work for 15-20 minutes and see how he is moving and feeling.
Good news, still no swelling in his legs like he usually gets.
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post #46 of 48 Old 03-24-2015, 12:16 AM
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Glad everything is working out well so far.

Just wanted to say I think it is awesome that as a horse owner you take the time to really assess the relative risk of vaccinating vs. not vaccinating in your particular situation with a sensitive horse. I've seen too many otherwise intelligent folks jump on the "all horse vaccines are bad" bandwagon after a scary experience and I think it is great you have been able to think critically about the situation, do some research and make informed decisions for your horse.

I hope I'm able to do the same if I wind up in a similarly tricky situation!
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post #47 of 48 Old 03-28-2015, 01:24 AM
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It was suggested in one of the articles I had read previously that some of the vaccines are good for as long as three years. You can ask you vet to test for titers? to see if you need to vaccinate.
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post #48 of 48 Old 03-28-2015, 03:11 AM
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sounds like your horse is just sensitive to vaccines, same as people some are just more sensitive. I don't vaccinate for the flu, don't go anywhere. I use the wnv,eee wee vee tetanus combination, Some get sore , sometimes I think it is the way I injected it, maybe a little rough with it. i also rub the area some around the injection site. some horses I rub the muscle before injecting, tensing seems to make the site sorer. maybe next time you could wait a little and then put an ice bag on the site. Liked your reply to the nay sayer to vaccines. ;)
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