It was suggested to me that one of my horses can't be given any Fort Dodge vaccinations. The previous owner left me strict instructions about looking for another manuf. for any/all vaccinations.
I wonder if anyone has an idea or suggestion or had similar problems.
I read some interesting news about the likelihood of FD West Nile Virus vaccinations being linked to deformed/aborted foals. I don't have any personal knowledge of this nor does my vet.
Also, the vet isn't interested in purchasing one dose of things needed for vaccinations for this mare so I'm looking for a different company for all 5 of my horses or just a source of one dose of all vaccinations we need.
I have been to the clinics that Dr. Dan Moore gives, The Natural Horse Vet, and liked his philosophy on care, feeding etc. He doesn't believe we need to vaccinate, doesn't worm unless needed,-does a stool check - and when I emailed him about this problem he said- U are asking the wrong person, he has over 300 horses, national champions, shown all over the country and still doesn't feel the need to vaccinate. It isn't the law.
What is the alternative?
Many vet sites on the web discuss the over-vaccination of dogs and cats too. The thought is that the body is NOT given time to build its own anitbodies, and we are weakening the gene pool and
creating SUPER bugs that are tolerant to our current meds.
I have to find something for this mare, she isn't fully paid for yet and I sure don't want to take any chances with her health, nor any of the other horses for that matter.
Looking for your thoughts...