- West Nile Vaccine on Your Horses
West Nile is a relatively new virus on the equine scene. Unfortunately it opened up a huge vacuum for big Pharma to swoop down and create- rather quickly - a vaccine. This vaccine did not go through the normal rigors of vaccine testing-your horses became the guinea pigs.
- EPM in Horses
I have successfully treated horses with EPM which can be a devastating disease. EPM in horses, primarily caused by infection with Sarcocystis neurona, is known in allopathic veterinary medicine to be a progressive disease of the central nervous system (CNS).
Horses are a unique pet and present their own challenges for maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. Nutrition,
exercise and grooming all play important roles in the proper development and growth of a horse but another factor
in a healthy lifestyle is treating common diseases and viruses. Many pathogens have been identified and are now
treatable but new germs are always popping up and one of the more troubling bugs invading the equine scene has been
the West Nile Virus.
Because of the known dangers of West Nile pharmaceutical companies were quick to develop a vaccine but the testing
process was neglected in order to get the vaccine to market and in so doing made horses the lab rats for the
vaccine. Not surprisingly this short cut in testing has led to a number of recurring problems in horses that haven
been treated with the vaccine. Side effects associated with the West Nile vaccine in horses include colic,
diarrhea, sever swelling at the point of injection, unilateral and bilateral blindness and encephalitis. When
animal vaccines are rushed through the channels in order to reap profits it’s often the pet that ends up suffering
Horses are strong and sturdy animals but they are just as prone to germs, viruses and bacteria as other pets and
even humans. Vaccinating a horse is not always the safest or even best recommendation for treating a virus or
diseases and if you own or care for a horse it is in your best interest to learn about the potential dangers of
vaccinations and what the alternative therapies and treatments are to care for a horse sickness.