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Look up the stats on rabies in equines...
Posted by Tauna on 8/24/2016, 10:41 am, in reply to "Rabies vaccine"
And in all domestic animals. The risk is so incredibly tiny, even in areas that have rabies reported in the wildlife. But the rates of adverse reactions is high. The last time I gave rabies vaccine to horses (18 years ago) my two mares became very, very sick requiring further vet care. And I have a dog that reacted to his first rabies vaccine - rabies maism, severe fear aggression. His booster destroyed his liver and nearly killed him. It's taken a lot of research, hard work and money to bring him halfway back to health.
If you have vaccinated or decide to vaccinate for it, remember that the rabies vaccine has a long efficacy rate. They're up to 5 years in dogs and are pretty sure one shot lasts a dog's lifetime. I don't know if anyone has done this research on horses yet, as a lot of vets don't push it for horses.
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