Date: 2001-08-22 19:32:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Lost Lexie after imrab vac
I pretreat my guys with Benadryl (children's elixir) before ALL
vaccinations. If they have a reaction to a vaccination they get injectible
benadryl, dexamethasone and epinephrine.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 11:52 AM
> 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
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