Message Number: YG4099 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-05-29 10:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Galaxy?

Claire Curtis wrote:
> Hi --
> My guys should be vaccinated for distemper in the next month or so. I
> asked the vet I went to for rabies vaccinations about reactions to
> Fervac, and in the course of the conversation he mentioned that he
> thinks that another vaccine, Galaxy, has a lower incidence of reactions.
> However, it is not approved for ferrets.
> A 1994 article ( )
> quotes our Dr Bruce Williams as saying it's too early to conclude that
> Galaxy will be harmless to ferrets. That was 7 years ago; do we know
> anything more about it? Has anyone out there used Galaxy on their kids?

MyBooger had a mild reaction to one of his shots last Jan. He got
IMRAB-3 and Galaxy-D. I'm just guessing, but it was probably the
Galaxy-D that bothered him. I rushed him back over to the vet shop where
they gave him diphenhydramine and a corticosteroid and he came around
fairly fast.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde