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Death of a horse from vaccines: a testimonial
Christina Chambreau, DVM - "A veterinarian in Texas stopped vaccinating her horses and the incidence of colic decreased by 95%, a chronic foundering horse became asymptomatic and all 17 horses were healthier in many ways. When she vaccinated the herd 5 years later because of a panic over one disease, the colics, flus, and even founder symptoms recurred. A veterinarian in Saskatchewan stopped vaccinating his large beef herd 14 years ago and within 2 years there was a 75% decrease in his herd mortality. Learn more about the health hazards of vaccines.
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WNV Vaccine: http://www.thehorseshoof.com/WNVvaccine.html
West Nile Virus
People also should use repellents with N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) and carefully follow the instructions on the label, Williams said. When using any repellent, make sure that it's registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Always seek medical attention immediately if someone experiences an adverse reaction to any repellent.
Purdue experts recommend that human anti-insect products not be used on animals because it could make them ill. Special repellents are available for horses, but nothing is available for dogs and cats.
Wearing light-colored clothing and long-sleeve shirts, long pants, socks and hats will help prevent mosquito bites on people. Horses can be covered with light-colored, lightweight or netted sheets to help keep bugs away.
House pets should be kept away from mosquito-infested areas as much as possible. Although mosquitoes can bite any time, staying inside during times they're most likely to bite (dawn and dusk) is a good preventative measure for people, house pets and horses.
West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia and the Middle East. Closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus, West Nile was first identified in the United States in New York City and Long Island in 1999.
Mosquitoes transmit West Nile by biting infected birds, then biting people or horses. More than 110 species of birds have been identified as being susceptible to the disease.
Severe cases of West Nile virus cause encephalitis, or swelling of the spinal cord and brain, and can lead to permanent neurological damage or death in people and horses. Most people infected with the virus won't show symptoms, but if symptoms do develop they will include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands, according to the CDC. Horses initially exhibit an abnormal, wobbly, unsteady gait due to loss of muscle control, lethargy, and later, partial paralysis; however, their body temperature usually remains normal.
Do NOT vaccinate your bred mares for WNV:
WNV Lost foals - http://lost-foals-group.4t.com/photo6.html
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