For those of you that have horses reactive to vaccines, I would love your input. I got my boy in summer of 2020. Our first round of fall vaccines that year spiked a fever/high respiratory rate with him and set the tone for what to expect from there on out. This round of spring vaccines were the worst as far as fever temps. Other than the fever, he was a little fatigued but eating/drinking/peeing/pooping/alert. No swelling or heat at the injection site and he had no problem moving his new around. Resp rate was normal.
3/30 - 8PM preventive full dose banamine
3/31 - 1PM - preventive IV banamine with 6 way
4/01 - 6:30AM - 105.2/104.7 fever - gave full dose banamine
4/01 - 6:30PM 100.3 - full dose banamine
4/02 - 7:30AM 99.5 - no medicine administered
4/02 - 1PM 103.7 - called vet; per vet gave additional full dose with the direction to only give half doses from there out if fever came back or Equioxx as to try to prevent gut issues.
4/03 - 4:15AM - 100.3 no medicine administered
4/03 - 7:15AM - 99.8 no medicine administered
4/03 - 10AM - 100.1 no medicine administered
4/03 - 5PM - 101.3 no medicine administered
4/03 - 9PM - 100.2 no medicine administered
I had been hesitant to split the shots up due to the possibility of having him have reactions more than twice a year and up until spring, it seemed like getting ahead of things with banamine was doing the trick. The vet and I both agree that splitting them up will be our best course of action at this point.
Here for Spring:
*West Nile Virus
- Potomac Horse Fever
- Strangles Intranasal (Pinnacle)
For those that split up vaccines, what is your timing with shots and your routine (IE giving banamine etc). I have seen people run titers for dogs and vaccines; is this done with horses too/would that be worth looking into?
I do plan on trailering him places this year, so I’m not sure what we could forgo either. At least he is good about getting his temp taken!