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[RC] vaccinations - k s swigart

Chrystal said:

So what would someone give their horse outside of vaccines for
?things that kill because they are going to endurance rides?????? 

If you ride FEI then you are REQUIRED to give the vaccine for influenza, which 
rarely kills.

Some people might think it appropriate to vaccinate for strangles, even though 
it rarely ever kills, it is extremely contagious.? And some people might think 
it appropriate to vaccinate for rhino, which is also rarely ever fatal but also 
quite contagious.

Personally, I don't vaccinate for any of these things despite the fact that I 
take my horse to endurance rides.? I am willing to take my chances that my 
horse will get them...and get over them.

Since WNV is not contagious (from horse to horse), the choice to vaccinate for 
that should be independent of whether the horse goes to endurance rides or 
not.? EEE is something that humans as well as horses can get from a horse (with 
a biting insect as a vector), and rabies is something humans can get directly 
from a horse (or any other mammal that has it), so if you live in a place where 
your horse can get rabies (like from the wild-life population) or EEE, then 
vaccination would be prudent for them as well, whether you go to endurance 
rides or not.

Orange County, Calif.

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