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Re: [RC] [RC] vaccinations - Shelley Kerr

DITTO ON THIS ONE!!!  From my point of view, the only statastics are from the vets that see horses who are sick enough the owners take them to the vet.  What about all the horses who only show suttle signs of being sick and are never seen by vets?  The numbers and statistics I see are so inaccurate it's blatant!  Unless everyone took their horses in and had them ALL tested for west niles to see who has the antibodies is the only way a  "somewhat accurate" analysis could be published. 
-------Original Message-------
From: J Demuth
Date: Friday, May 02, 2003 05:24:14 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] vaccinations
I would like to know how many people have vaccinated for west nile and yet there horses still came down sick???
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] vaccinations

Hi. I have two horses and both of them had a reaction to a five way shot that was given by myself. They both had fevers of 103, hard time eating hay on the floor (I always give them in the neck and the butt and this one was given in the neck), acted like they were drunk while walking and had the shakes. I called the vet, gave them bute and he gave them cortizone and anti-inflammatories in shot form. They were fine the next day but scared the crap out of me. Especially since I had just attended a West Nile information seminar a few nights before that happened.
I called the company that made the vaccine and they were VERY interested in taking my information and appreciated the fact I reported it. I recommend reporting it. Mine didn't because he'd seen a lot of cases this year, same symptoms.

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