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Seizure in mare 7 months pregnant - Pneumabort vacc?

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Kathy T
Posted From: 63.228.83.90
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 01:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare is 7 months pregnant. On Friday I gave her the second Rhino vaccination (Fort Dodge Pneumabort). The following day I exercised her briefly as she was fairly sore at the vaccination site. Afterward, she was acting sleepy. I untacked her, took her out to roll in the arena where she layed down, got sleepy again then rolled into lateral recumbency and paddled for about 10 seconds. She was non-responsive during that time and her eyes were rolled up. She was very quiet for awhile after that. No abnormalities were found on bloodwork. Has anyone else had a pregnant mare that had seizures? Could it be related to the Pneumabort vaccine? Hormonal changes? Thanks for any input.
 

Laurie
Posted From: 209.233.215.238
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 02:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My first thought would be an allergic reaction to the vaccine, but it seems odd that it took a day for the symptoms to appear...I would call the Vet and pick his/her brain.
 

twhgait
Posted From: 69.23.217.156
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, I'm sure that was really scary. I guess if she handled this shot before, I don't know why it would manifest this time and not the first time also. It may be something completely unrelated to the shot. I agree with calling your vet asap to see what may have happened. Her quiet period after the seizure is normal......this is typical in a human also; the seizure can make you sleepy.
My mare is also 7 months and just recieved her Rhino. The only thing I was told to look for was a reaction at the site of injection.
 

horselady
Posted From: 64.230.181.163
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare received her Rhino shot a week or so ago. No problems, no reactions. I can't imagine seeing her go into seizure. Yikes! My vet said there are more foals aborted without the shot than those that have it, so since she had no problems with her 5 month shot according to the lady I bought her from, I went ahead with the second one.

My other horse had her 5 month Rhino the same week and didnt even flinch. No reaction in her either, so I guess everything is ok :-)
 

Sandy
Posted From: 67.50.40.182
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think a lot of it could depend on each individual batch of the vaccine. There are such things as "bad batches" that will occasionally hit the market.
Kathy T did say that her mare was checked by a vet and there was nothing abnormal found in the blood workup that was done.
 

Kathy T
Posted From: 63.228.83.90
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the info. Yes, my mare was checked and bloodwork was run. There are also no other neurologic signs. My vet and I have been talking to numerous other vets (up to 5 now) and nobody seems to have any ideas. I was hoping to see if anyone else might have experienced anything similar (also hoping someone would say "My horse did the same thing ONCE and it never happened again". Wishful thinking. I'll keep you all informed - I'm pretty sure it wasn't related to the Rhino vaccination and certainly don't think that we should avoid giving those vaccines. Thanks again....



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