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it is mandatory in the state of MASS
9/7/2009 7:05:33 PM
I would not skip the rabie shot-this is as important as any of the shots my horses receive.
9/7/2009 3:18:41 PM
no cases of rabies in our state in horses
9/7/2009 10:17:51 AM
The small price of a shot isworth it to me!
9/7/2009 12:27:18 AM
Very few rabies cases in our area (western Washington).
9/6/2009 7:33:21 PM
Titers will tell you if your horse has enuf antibodies to skip a yearly vaccine. Better to be safe.
9/6/2009 3:50:03 PM
No local cases in over 40 yrs. If an outbreak in the area or going to area where it's common, yes.
9/6/2009 1:04:47 PM
better to be safe than sorry
9/5/2009 11:20:32 PM
every other year
9/5/2009 11:10:51 PM
9/5/2009 7:34:19 PM
one of our local vets was bitten by a rabid horse this year.
9/5/2009 4:22:41 PM
My God! Why wouldn't you?!
9/5/2009 2:50:11 PM
I started vaccinating for rabies 3 or so years ago as per our vets suggestion. We live in N. Utah
9/5/2009 1:08:43 PM
horse had reaction within 15 minutes - colic symptoms and founder
9/5/2009 2:44:45 AM
I do resent the fact that a vet must adminster the shot in Indiana, and I cannot give the shot mysel
9/4/2009 11:35:18 PM
Alaska dont have alot of wild/domestic animals with rabies, I did when we lived in the lower 48
9/4/2009 5:01:38 PM
Absolutely. Period. Done. the End.
9/4/2009 3:44:26 PM
live in the c aribbean on an island where we do not have rabies
9/4/2009 1:59:56 PM
NYS requires a vet to give the shot, couldn't find a vet to come to my farm for 3 yrs!
9/4/2009 12:31:56 PM
A very necessary vaccination - the disease is deadly
9/4/2009 12:02:32 PM
my vet doesn't feel there is currently a need to vaccinate for rabies
9/4/2009 11:54:55 AM
This is THE ONE disease that can also kill humans
9/4/2009 11:44:23 AM
We all forget how often our hands are in their mouths.
9/4/2009 11:02:12 AM
To protect me as well as the horses
9/4/2009 9:32:59 AM
My farm is in a wooded area with lots of critters eg. skunks, foxes, etc
9/4/2009 8:42:43 AM
Equine rabies immunoglobulin G producer
9/4/2009 5:24:23 AM
I vaccinate for rabies depending on the percentage of local outbreaks
9/4/2009 12:15:40 AM
recently there was an outbreak of rabies in town in a cow and just out of town in two horses. South
9/4/2009 12:07:01 AM
No rabies cases here for 25 yrs.
9/4/2009 12:01:59 AM
Rabies in my area is extremely rare in horses so I choose not to vaccinate
9/3/2009 11:46:13 PM
Our Washington State vet doesn't recommend it at this time.
9/3/2009 10:27:19 PM
I have titers done
9/3/2009 10:11:34 PM
I figure that if your horse gets attacked by a rabbid dog he wont live to get rabies ='(
9/3/2009 9:40:30 PM
Absolutely! Any horse out on pasture anywhere can be in contact with a rabid coon or skunk.
9/3/2009 9:36:34 PM
every 3 years
9/3/2009 9:14:43 PM
the new rabies vaccine can be given every two years
9/3/2009 8:53:47 PM
no, didn't even know there was a horse vaccine
9/3/2009 8:33:07 PM
Had a horse have a very severe reaction and I've been scared to vacinate again
9/3/2009 6:33:48 PM
always.. Never know when wild animals come in contact with our horses
9/3/2009 4:56:42 PM
where we live RABIES is a problem.
9/3/2009 3:40:11 PM
And I wouldn't because?
9/3/2009 2:32:57 PM
better safe than sorry
9/3/2009 12:02:15 PM
My horses live outside 365 days a year. Not a risk I am willing to take.
9/3/2009 9:44:35 AM
9/3/2009 8:34:50 AM
I live in a area where it is wise to do so for my horses protection and my own.
9/3/2009 7:52:56 AM
I've thought about it, but vaccinated for rabies yet.
9/3/2009 2:17:41 AM
It is endemic in the skunks and bats in our area.
9/2/2009 10:56:56 PM
My vets won't - so I do. Lost a great horse to it in a place where they "didn't have rabies" :-(
9/2/2009 10:30:00 PM
it would be crazy not to.
9/2/2009 10:19:48 PM
have to with raccons and oppossims around
9/2/2009 10:19:20 PM
when my vet reccomends I vaccinate
9/2/2009 10:19:00 PM
cheap insurance against rabies
9/2/2009 10:08:59 PM
This was the first year it was recommended by my vet - especially in my area
9/2/2009 9:35:57 PM
all of our rescue horses receive rabies vaccination
9/2/2009 8:20:36 PM
it'sa good idea, but I can't justify the cost
9/2/2009 8:15:36 PM
can't get the vaccine anymore in NM and no vet in area
9/2/2009 8:15:02 PM
EVERY 2ND YEAR
9/2/2009 7:07:37 PM
required by law in my state
9/2/2009 6:49:26 PM
I didn't before bur rabid skunks have been found near my home in CO.After 40 years of no rabies.
9/2/2009 6:47:51 PM
My veterinarian recommended against it
9/2/2009 6:22:41 PM
Farm in a very rural location with a large wildlife population on the property.
9/2/2009 5:44:23 PM
i kinow an Appy that got bit by a rabid skunk annd died of clinical rabies. And the owner did not k
9/2/2009 5:39:52 PM
rabies has been a problem in TX for several years
9/2/2009 5:17:56 PM
Very important for horse and human safety!!!
9/2/2009 5:16:31 PM
We live where rabies is prevalent and our horses live outdoors 24/7.
9/2/2009 4:40:50 PM
Should be a state law as it is for dogs and cats. If you ever saw a horse with rabies you would be b
9/2/2009 4:09:59 PM
Very important vaccine! Not a good idea to skip this one.
9/2/2009 2:42:24 PM
i live in the forest, home of the rabid critters! Yes I vaccinate
9/2/2009 2:19:18 PM
Rabies is not endemic in our area
9/2/2009 1:48:09 PM
Absolutely YES. If contracted, rabies is 1oo per cent fatal. Whyt wouldn't you vaccinate?
9/2/2009 1:23:50 PM
Rabies is not common in the West - only when it's prevalent.
9/2/2009 1:16:33 PM
5 out of 6 horses, one is reactive to the vaccine.
9/2/2009 1:06:55 PM
used to but vet does not think it is needed in my area
9/2/2009 1:01:07 PM
I wouldn't think of not having my horses vaccinated for rabies especially since they are living in a
9/2/2009 12:49:35 PM
Rabies is epidemic around here. I took the series in '76 because of a rabid horse bite.
9/2/2009 12:32:05 PM
For our horses it is a must have vaccination.
9/2/2009 12:08:12 PM
We live in a low incident area.
9/2/2009 11:33:07 AM
A must where I live!
9/2/2009 11:24:07 AM
Yes, but only vaccinate every 3 years as recommended by vet and manufacturer
9/2/2009 11:15:30 AM
Cheapest form of Life Insurance for them and us
9/2/2009 11:08:20 AM
I don't know why anybody wouldn't unless their horse is allergic
9/2/2009 10:58:14 AM
My vet has had horses experience severe reactions to the vaccine, so I haven't chosen to vaccinate.
9/2/2009 10:48:55 AM
I do titers on my horses and they were extremely high.
9/2/2009 10:33:33 AM
All 31 of them
9/2/2009 10:30:20 AM
I asked my vet if I needed to this year and we don't need to.
9/2/2009 10:11:41 AM
and I make sure I use the Intervet rabies vaccine whicih was made for horses specifically
9/2/2009 10:05:45 AM
Just started a few years ago
9/2/2009 10:03:31 AM
Lots of coons, foxes, coyotes in our area!
9/2/2009 9:55:47 AM
absolutely and it is a shot requirement for our barn.
9/2/2009 9:51:14 AM
Our barn is at the edge of a 5,000+ acre park with lots of potential exposure. Cheap insurance, IMO
9/2/2009 9:45:59 AM
living next to 1/2 million acres of national forest land - lots of chances for rabies exposure.
9/2/2009 9:41:40 AM
I have found Ft Dodge Rabies vaccine makes my horses colic - I would recommend another brand
9/2/2009 9:40:18 AM
Rabies is a FATAL disease for both horses and humans--who would NOT vaccinate?
9/2/2009 9:36:40 AM
It is easily preventable - but if not vaccinated 100% fatal
9/2/2009 9:19:09 AM
Why take a chance?
9/2/2009 9:14:54 AM
Never did until about 2 years ago.
9/2/2009 9:13:22 AM
I would if there were a reported case within 400 miles
9/2/2009 9:07:35 AM
ABSOLUTELY. If you can't afford regular shots, at least do tetanus and rabies!
9/2/2009 9:03:55 AM
It is inexpensive and too dangerous to risk
9/2/2009 8:52:51 AM
I have been bitten by a rabid dog in the past and don't want the injections again!!!!!!
9/2/2009 8:50:26 AM
Why wouldn't you?
9/2/2009 8:45:18 AM
i believe it should be legal for you to purchase and give it yourself.
9/2/2009 8:25:21 AM
We vaccinated for the first time this year. Many skunks around the barn.
9/2/2009 7:55:42 AM
I haven't given vaccines in 9 yrs No rabies in my area.
9/2/2009 7:49:04 AM
we live in the Ozarks next to public land.
9/2/2009 7:47:13 AM
Absolutely; it's foolish not to when it is epidemic in my area.
9/2/2009 7:05:46 AM
except one horse. Near death reaction to this vaccine.
9/2/2009 6:49:15 AM
Vet keeps telling me it is not necessary. I would like to though
9/2/2009 6:43:19 AM
I have been vaccinating my horses for 30 + yrs
9/2/2009 2:43:41 AM
annually. rabies very common in wildlife in our area.
9/2/2009 1:23:39 AM
I truly believe in vaccinating for rabies, regardless where you may live.
9/2/2009 12:39:27 AM
9/1/2009 11:34:05 PM
We had a rabies scare recently - you never know if it could strike your barn - vaccinate!!
9/1/2009 11:32:44 PM
Anyone who does not, and has horses on pasture, is playing with fire!
9/1/2009 11:25:00 PM
I vaccinate and always have for past 35 years
9/1/2009 10:57:59 PM
If you vaccinate your dog, who stays in the house,why not your horse
9/1/2009 10:46:51 PM
every yr, along with EWT and WN.
9/1/2009 10:42:46 PM
There have been several rabies cases close to my farm so I got all my horses vaccinated.
9/1/2009 10:22:47 PM
9/1/2009 10:15:45 PM
cheap insurance against an incurable disease
9/1/2009 10:13:53 PM
I also talk other people into vaccinating against it
9/1/2009 10:11:12 PM
Absolutely - I don't want to take THAT chance if there is a way to avoid it!
9/1/2009 9:53:24 PM
I have been for years at the vets recommendation
9/1/2009 8:56:16 PM
Absolutely! It's a 100% fatak dusease and it's not uncommon around here in foxes, skunks, etc.
9/1/2009 8:42:47 PM
every three years
9/1/2009 8:23:27 PM
we are in Alberta and rabies is very rare, so no need to vaccinate
9/1/2009 8:23:24 PM
Since my horses are turned out 24/7 and we have foxes and bats, I consider it a precaution.
9/1/2009 8:18:02 PM
rabies is not common but there are a lot of bats, racoon, skunks, and coyotes in my area.
9/1/2009 8:08:02 PM
An inexpensive vaccine given at the time of yearly exams is a low price to pay for protection.
9/1/2009 7:52:07 PM
9/1/2009 7:42:06 PM
One shot, or death, you decide.
9/1/2009 7:41:06 PM
Rabies is mandatory in MA, as in some other states, as it should be.
9/1/2009 7:29:19 PM
Did it once, made my horses sick, other vet said not to bother
9/1/2009 7:24:13 PM
my vet is not recomending it at this time
9/1/2009 7:23:19 PM
just started to this year
9/1/2009 6:49:55 PM
rabies is the one vaccine I insist on for all horses coming to me for boarding
9/1/2009 6:46:09 PM
In north Texas rabies is a problem and it is easier to prevent than to watch a friend die.
9/1/2009 6:43:54 PM
Only when there are outbreaks in my area
9/1/2009 6:26:38 PM
first time this year
9/1/2009 6:25:09 PM
no rabies on this island of Newfoundland
9/1/2009 6:22:23 PM
Just to be safe
9/1/2009 6:15:23 PM
I probably should, but a vet has to do it, I needed by my self
9/1/2009 6:02:40 PM
No excuse not to!!!
9/1/2009 5:35:08 PM
I vaccinate all my animals for rabies.
9/1/2009 5:28:28 PM
Anyone who doesn't is taking a horrible chance!
9/1/2009 5:10:21 PM
I depend on my vet for guidance---some years the wildlife is more dangerous than others.
9/1/2009 4:56:32 PM
since we have had horses in SE Michigan with rabies we vaccincate every year.
9/1/2009 4:51:54 PM
The need in my area is very low.
9/1/2009 4:46:50 PM
I always vaccinate annually for rabies! It is a must
9/1/2009 4:43:08 PM
My horses move from NC to FL yearly and have been routinly vaccinated for about 5 years now for rabi
9/1/2009 4:38:46 PM
I live in Hawaii no Rabies
9/1/2009 4:35:56 PM
Have given it annually since 1996 but current vet doesn't recommend it in KY.
9/1/2009 4:34:21 PM
I have had to educate my veterinarians about Equine Rabies since I live with varmits surrounding us.
9/1/2009 4:32:52 PM
Very low incidence of rabies in Idaho.
9/1/2009 4:28:04 PM
rabies is so preventable with just one vaccination a year it's a "no brainer"
9/1/2009 4:25:47 PM
Why risk it? Raccoons-Bats-Opossums...ohio
9/1/2009 4:21:49 PM
Rabid wild animals are EVERYWHERE - Toen AND Country. Better safe than sorry!
This is the first year that I have vaccinated for rabies. It was at the suggestion of my vet
9/1/2009 4:21:26 PM
Because our pasture has woods, we vaccinate every three yrs. for rabies.
9/1/2009 4:19:38 PM
I know it's rare, but rabies kills humans - I don't take chances with my life. It's only $25 a year
9/1/2009 4:17:33 PM
my horses are exposed to the same things as my dogs and I have small grandchildren soo. i vaccinate!
9/1/2009 4:13:53 PM
i have heard that new reports say it is only necessary every 3 years where applicable
9/1/2009 4:11:14 PM
absolutely - once you've seen the results of NOT vaccinating there is no option.
9/1/2009 4:06:37 PM
I can't get the vaccine to do myself and vet wants $20 PLUS a $70 farm call, so $90 for a shot?
9/1/2009 4:06:18 PM
Every fall with intranasal Flu
9/1/2009 3:53:10 PM
Would bi-annually be enough?
9/1/2009 3:47:40 PM
9/1/2009 3:43:19 PM
I test titers and vaccinate when needed - far less often than recommended.
9/1/2009 3:28:17 PM
My horses get their rabies vac when they get their other shots in the spring
9/1/2009 3:23:43 PM
Why wouldn't you!?? We have a high incidence of rabies in skunks and coyotes in AZ.
9/1/2009 3:23:20 PM
We have too many skunks and other carriers in Oklahoma!
9/1/2009 3:23:17 PM
We went for many years without vaccinating but then we started having rabies cases in our area.
9/1/2009 3:21:00 PM
all 3 horses get the rabies vacn. yearly
9/1/2009 3:18:36 PM
Our local shows require it
9/1/2009 3:17:23 PM
This is the first year I ahve vaccinated for rabies
9/1/2009 3:12:38 PM
pastured horses can come in contact with wild animals, is necessary
9/1/2009 3:04:32 PM
This is a must where I live.
9/1/2009 3:01:52 PM
9/1/2009 2:56:52 PM
every three years, yes
9/1/2009 2:56:06 PM
It is like playing Russian Roulette not to vaccinate
9/1/2009 2:54:52 PM
NO KNOW CASES IN MY AREA
9/1/2009 2:47:11 PM
With all the money I dump into my horses, if a $10 shot could save their life - Why not?
9/1/2009 2:31:03 PM
I live in a rural area, very necessary for my horses.
9/1/2009 1:43:12 PM
every 3 years after initial series
9/1/2009 11:46:05 AM
Considering checking blood titers for all suggested vaccines next season; are we over-vaccinating?
9/1/2009 10:34:20 AM
This is a no-brainer. Why take the chance?
9/1/2009 8:14:59 AM
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