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Rabies Vaccination

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   April 28, 2011 10:04

Q:  "Should I vaccinate my horse for rabies?"  I recently read that there are rabid horses in the southern U.S. this year.  I thought rabies was a disease of skunks and racoons, not horses.

A:  Rabies is a sporadic disease but endemic in Saskatchewan mostly in skunks and bats.  We have on average ten cases of confirmed wild animal/domestic animal rabies per year in Saskatchewan.  If it happens to be your horse this is very unfortunate especially if human exposure occurs necessitating rabies shots.  Again with risk assessment I would likely vaccinate any horse that you couldn't possibly live without.