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Vaccinating pregnant mare.

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Rooty
Posted From: 69.158.151.218
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In August I purchased a mare who had been bred on May 30th. She had not been vaccinated yet. I checked with my vet and they said that I could go ahead and vaccinate her for rabies/tetanus & WNV, the vaccinations were done at approximately 70-75 days. I have since heard that you shouldn't vaccinate at all in the first 90 days and now have myself all in an uproar that I may have accidently created a "thalidomide" baby. My mare is still in foal (she's huge). Any experience or feedback would be appreciated.
 

outlawpaints
Posted From: 206.74.62.160
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have also heard that you should not do anything the first 90 days. not even give them a wormer. I have never heard the word "thalidomide" before....what does it mean? sorry to sound dumb, but it may be a word i need to know someday. LOL I take it that it has something to do with vaccinating a horse to soon or something... if you don't mind, what does it mean? Good Luck and let us know... your mare is due around April?
 

Rooty
Posted From: 69.158.151.218
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Outlawpaints:
Thalidomide was a drug used in the 1960's to stop pregnant women from throwing up. Unfortunately it also caused the babies to be deformed. Regarding my mare, so far it seems to be not to do anything in the first 60 days or the last 30. I'm hoping for the best but still worried. She is due May 4.
 

Sandy
Posted From: 4.228.249.47
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have always been told by my vet not do vaccinate or deworm within the first 60 days.
 

outlawpaints
Posted From: 206.74.62.160
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Luck Rooty. We will all keep our fingers crossed for you here I am sure. maybe everything will go fine.

good luck and just keep us informed on what happens that way, (GOD FORBID) if something bad does come out of it, noone else will do the same thing. It's hard when someone you trust tells you to do something and then come to find out they were wrong. maybe things will work out.. GOOD LUCK!
 

Brit
Posted From: 66.245.213.141
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 06:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck... hopefully, she'll be fine. I know how scary that must be though. When I bought my mare, she had been bred, but we had NO idea until one morning there were 8 little legs in her stall instead of just 4 lol I'm kind of glad we didn't find out at the very end, because I would have been worrying myself sick- since we didn't know, we did almost everything with her that you shouldn't do with pregnant mares, including the vacinations and deworming... Her and baby both turned out fine though.
 

outlawpaints
Posted From: 206.74.62.160
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that is great Brit.... There are some good stories to back up all the bad too. It's nice to hear some good ones for once...LOL Hopefully yours will be fine to Rooty... Anyone else had any good ending stories after a scare like this one?
 

flyingrose
Posted From: 207.136.41.44
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The first sixty days are the most critical as are the last 30-60. Do not allow pregnant mares to be given ANYTHING TOXIC (vaccinations, dewormers, etc.) during the first sixty days nor AT LEAST the last thirty. This is especially true of vaccinations using live viruses such as the newest West Nile vaccine. Read up on the case for and against vaccinations in general and fully understand both sides before making decisions.
 

Bobby Ann Abbott
Posted From: 208.35.11.51
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have a mare that is due in 30 or less and we didn't realize she caught because she was still coming in heat. The vet says to just give her tetanus - would that be a good or bad choice. I don't want anything to happen to the baby - it is my stud colts first foal. Any ideas?
 

Rooty
Posted From: 69.196.103.102
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If she's at 30 days tetanus would be a good idea, but if you think that there's a good chance that she has less time to go than that you might not want to vaccinate at all. I'm a big fan of tetanus protection, but you really need to be sure it's OK to give it if she's in her last 30 days.
 

Bobby Ann Abbott
Posted From: 208.35.11.63
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She is at now 310 so since this is her first foal she could go anytime between 330-340 which would be 20-30 days. Of course you never know she may go earlier. Would it still be ok?
 

Cathy
Posted From: 67.129.138.75
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I vaccinate all my mares at 310-315 days. That is within the 30 day window of 340-345 day gestation. Cathy
 

Rooty
Posted From: 69.196.103.102
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also check her udder development, if it isn't particularly well developed you're pretty safe. My boarder has one mare who typically foals 3-4 weeks past her due date and that is how they decide when to give her the pre-foaling shots.



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