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[RC] Vaccines - Melanie Olmstead

Last year a vet talked me into giving my main endurance horse a strangles vaccine (above all of the standard vaccines) despite my thinking that is wasn't necessary. Long story short, I nearly lost him, he spent a week in ICU, it cost me $2k, he missed the first two months of the ride season, and two other vets told me it was a mistake on the first vets part and that I should report it.

Conclusion; my horses are only getting bare minimum shots from now on. And a vet degree does not make one infallible.



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