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Would you recommend a pony of 40 be immunised , doesnt leave

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Would you recommend a pony of 40 be immunised for hendra, doesnt leave paddock and resides in NSW???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  nekovet replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

As Hendra virus is an infectious agent that can be spread via bats (therefore, Kimmy's restricted access to the world doesn't remove infection risk), can cause fatalities in infected horses, and is zoonotic (meaning it can be spread to people); vaccination would be advisable at her age if you have an active local bat population. If there is any doubt on that or you are not sure, it would be advisable to err on the side of caution and vaccinate (adverse issues with the vaccine has only been seen in 0.024% of cases) her to ensure that she nor yourself are not put at risk from this virus.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  nekovet replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sue,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?