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Equine Vaccine Reactions

I finally read your May 2008 issue on vaccines. It contained very good advice. But the reason I have not read it sooner is because, for the past two months, I have been busy dealing with a very bad reaction my 17-year-old mare had to her annual vaccines.  My mare had a reaction a few years ago (106?° temperature and off feed), so my vet always gives the shots, split a month apart, and always gives her Banamine before the injections, plus I give her Banamine the next day. This year that was not enough. She developed a high temperature, lameness and then an awful abscess,

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