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Re: [RC] [RC] Strangles vaccine - Raven

They did also tell me that 2 in 10,000 horses get either the
Purpura or Bastard Strangle from the vaccine

Cindy...I am so glad that your horse was okay!! Yes....purpura is
horrible stuff to deal with.

I would say that this happen more often than we hear. With the vial
used for Wizard...it also killed one other horse (local high buck
stallion) and caused a hand full of other horses to become ill.

When I was dealing with Wizard's reaction, I was in touch with the
researcher who developed the IN strangles for Fort Dodge, and he told
he that he was currently working on a new strangles vaccine, because
the current IN...was killing horses left & right. Now...that is scary.
He was funded by the racing industry who of course losing lots of $$
each time a race horse suffers an adverse reaction to the IN strangles

IHMO...the strangles vaccine is just plain too risky to use on my ponies.

If you do decide to give your horses the IN Strangles, please make
sure your horses are the first horses schedule for that day. Do not
give any other vaccines during this time!!


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[RC] Strangles vaccine, Fred & Cynthia Ross