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[RC] New IM Strangles vaccine? - Deanna German

I've been getting the intranasal Strangles vaccine for the last 3 years and
haven't had any reason to doubt its effectiveness. New vet (fresh outta vet
school, ya gotta love it) tried to talk me into an IM vaccine. She says it's
new and better than the old IM vaccine which was the one that caused
reactions and didn't do much to protect the horse.

Anyone using this vaccine? I understand why the vet wants to do an IM
vaccine -- she can do the vaccine right along with the other shots. With the
intranasal vaccine, they have to do it last or run the risk of contaminating
IM shot sites (which my last vet didn't know about, to my amazement).

I talked her into coming back on another day with the intranasal vaccine.
g< But I'm not unreasonable. If it makes sense to do IM, I will.

Deanna


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