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Re: Re: Strangles
I had a horse (quarter) years ago who I had to
treat for strangles...have not had to since then...Have not ever vaccinated my
kid..but still do Deno...they were both at 20 mule team..and I did not get any
adverse reactions. but then the kid was only in camp, and only drank "his"
water...just seems the way this thread is going "again", that maybe I'm missing
something not doing the kid...don't think so...just wanted to be as sure as
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 8:23 PM
Subject: RC: Re: Strangles
In a message dated
5/4/01 6:58:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a younster(3) whom has had strangles at approx. 1 yr. of
informed he did not need the vaccine as he should be
immune..am I wrong in
Cora! From what I understand he should not be vaccinated for Strangles.
Not that he is immune, but the vaccine can cause a severe reaction
in a horse
who has already had Strangles (I might have this all bass
ackwards, so the
vets can correct me).
Strangles is so much
worse than people want to believe. The theory that you
hear now and
then about " just let 'em get it 'cause then they'll be immune"
nuts! Its a very painful and miserable illness when a horse gets
bad and possibly fatal if he gets it really bad (I know you know this,
I just really wish people would keep their
horses home when they KNOW they've
been exposed to strangles (i.e., living
with other horses who have active
Strangles). A person can carry the
stuff on their shoes or hands and infect
a healthy horse that way.
Let alone a horse who is pastured with horses who
have strangles --
you bring a horse like that to a ride and you're tossing
the virus around
to a bunch of OTHER horses (which is probably what happened
at 20 Mule
Sylvia (one of the few moms who keeps her kids home from school
have a cold).
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