Message Number: YG6506 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-20 11:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Lost Lexie after imrab vac

I looked though old messages looking for information on Imrab
pretreatment, but couldn't find any. What is the pretreatment &
why? I was getting ready to give routine Imrab vacinations to my

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Vickie McKimmey" <jbferret@m...>
> Thanks Alicia. And many thanks to everyone else for all the emails
> of kindness, prayers and support.
> This was Lexie's third rabies vac. Her mom got vaccinated too, and
> didn't have a prob. I have seen some mild reactions to the rabies
> vac and most times the guys are just tired afterwards and sleep it
> off.
> This just makes me nuts since it looked like she was over the
> reaction - so really, I let my guard down and I should have checked
> her sometime over night and possibly could have done something
> I will never give a fervac shot without pretreatment, so I guess I
> will be doing pretreats with the imrab shot too.
> My other concern is if Hussy should ever get another rabies vac?
> Comments from some of the vets here would be appreciated.
> Vickie~
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Alicia <ferretwise@m...> wrote:
> > HI Vickie-
> >
> > I lost a 2 year old male the same way after his second Imrab shot-
> 2
> > years ago even though he had benedryl before hand -- sorry to
> of your
> > loss, I do sympathize with you.
> >
> > My vet said the same thing-- but I am hearing of more & more
> Imrab3
> > reactions-- though usually after the third injection. It would
> great to
> > hear some veterinary feedback on this.
> >
> > ALicia