Ha Ha! How many of you thought I meant I was getting married?
Actually we have set the date for Sassy's visit with the NB trimmer that was recommended to me by Cody Ovenick. We go down on the 22nd. Unfortunately we missed the date for his regular Cheyenne run, so we have to go all the way to CO.
After I talked with Steve (funny funny guy on the phone) and set the date, I realized that we would be transporting over state lines. YIKES! That means health certificate and Coggins test. Luckily I was able to get an appointment for that today, and then TC was nice enough to take her down to get it done. You also have to have a brand inspection if transporting over the WY state line, but I have lifetime inspections on all of my horses, so I that is one less thing to worry about.
I told TC to go ahead and get all of her vaccinations, but then the question came up about the Strangles vaccine. Last year my horses were given the live vaccine through the nasal cavity, and Danny and Killian had pretty severe reactions to it and the other two had minor reactions. For that reason there is a lot of controversy about that particular vaccine. I decided I do not care for it. So I am torn now. I surely don't want to run the risk of her getting strangles, or bringing it home. I don't suspect that she will really be around any other horses, but I don't know that for a fact. She is going to get trimmed and come home. If she was going to a show, then I would feel differently.
I finally told him to leave it up to the vet. She is a good vet and won't just give it to her unless she really thinks it is the right thing to do. Heck for I all I know it may be required now.
So, I am curious about what others do? Do you vaccinate for Strangles? If so which type of vaccine do you prefer? Do you vaccinate all your horses for it, or just the ones that you compete on?
I am excited for the 22nd. I sure do hope that he can see what the problem is and help her out.