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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-06 22:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] rabies and distemper to be given

shelly palmer wrote:

> Could anyone explain the pros/cons of giving these two
> vaccines together vs separate?

If you give them seperately, you know which one causes the reaction.

> One last thing, is it possible that just because they
> have never had a reaction, they someday could (given
> the same brand is always used)?

Definitely. You almost never get a reaction to the first exposure to a
particular antigen. You can give the same vaccine for years and one day,
just out of the blue, you get a reaction. Once you've had a reaction,
you can be pretty sure that you will have another one next time you give
that particular vaccine.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you've ever given rat traps as a gift.