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RE: [RC] Vaccination reaction - Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM

I would probably try to work him through it.


FWIW, I prefer to vaccinate horses in the pectoral muscles of the chest.  If they get sore, easier to exercise the muscles and work them through it; if (God forbid) it abscesses, good ventral drainage and less likely to cause a cosmetic or biomechanical problem if it leaves a scar; doesn’t seem to be as sensitive for needle-shy horses; and from my point of view, that end doesn’t kick (and rarely strikes). J


Good luck, those sort of things can be really frustrating.


Susan Garlinghouse, DVM



From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jody Rogers-Buttram
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 8:53 AM
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Subject: RE: [RC] Vaccination reaction


Interesting.  I have been fighting with an injection reaction for a month now.  On the top of the rump mucsle.  Cash Pony doesn't do well taking shots there, and will never get another one.  Took him to the vet and had it ultrasounded for an abcess.  None thank goodness.  Just a big, sore lump.   He was sound finally this past week, and we tested him by riding easy for 11 miles.  He looked great the whole time, but then this morning (next morning after riding) he was sore on it again.  He would trot out ok, had to "work out of being off", but then was trotting fine.  But that top of the butt is sore to touch again.  I wondered if lite riding would help to work the rest of it out.


RE: [RC] Vaccination reaction, Susan E. Garlinghouse, DVM
RE: [RC] Vaccination reaction, Jody Rogers-Buttram