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JERAS Sanctuary News Nov.8

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Today’s news from the sanctuary- Rusty seems OK today after a painful episode of colic yesterday. Since he had been feeling fine, then went down less than an hour after a tetanus vaccination, and since he recovered so quickly after 3 remedies- 2 which are homeopathic remedies for vaccine reactions, we are going to assume it was a vaccine reaction. I gave him more Jernigan Neuro Antitox and Ledum today.

 

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Rusty, our newest sanctuary member

Winter weather is here and it takes me a few weeks to adjust. My lungs are acting up and my immune system is again killing more Lyme bacteria than I can handle, with increased toxins released…all my joints and muscles hurt a lot, but there is no more I can do for myself, so I limp along. It is preferable to being dead, so we must look on the bright side!

Carson hardly wants to take his coat off, even in the house. He feels cold whenever it is below 75 degrees.

Carson loves his coat

Bear, on the other hand, loves the cold, as does Tara the Siberian husky.

Bear

I have a lot more matted prints to get ready to send out to the hay donors whose names were drawn, so it’s time to get back to work!

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November 8 th

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Vaccine reaction possible

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After exercising the dogs this morning, I decided to vaccinate 4 of the horses for tetanus. We only give tetanus and only every 3 years, as I am very concerned about vaccine damage. http://www.jersanctuary.org/2011/04/the-science-of-vaccine-damage-by-catherine-odriscoll/

I decided to do Scout, Raven, Kola and Rusty. I was unsure of the vaccination history for Raven or Rusty, but knew it had been over a year at least since they might have had any. I got Rusty out, gave his feet a mustang roll and shortened the bars, then vaccinated him. I had something happen which never happened before. The hub of the needle was not tightly fit onto the syringe and I lost about 1/3-1/2 of the dose when it leaked and dripped to the ground. As Lisa Ross-Williams said later today, “Sometimes the Universe takes care of us”. I then trimmed Raven’s feet, cleaned and sprayed the other horses’ feet and vaccinated Scout, Raven and Kola. It was then time to feed them lunch. I put out 8 flakes of Bermuda hay. That is when Rusty started to roll.He then lied down as if he were dying. It had been about 40 minutes since he was vaccinated. Usually anaphylactic reactions happen much sooner, so I am not sure what was happening. I called my vet who thought he may be colicking  due to the weather changes. His gum color was OK and his respiration was normal. I did not want to give epinephrine unless it was as a last resort. My vet had a 2 hour meeting and said he’d come after that if needed. Rusty was up and down, but not rolling anymore. He definitely had abdominal pain, was looking at his belly and grinding his teeth. I gave him Thuja…then some Jernigan Neuro Antitox CNS-PNS awhile after that. I knew it could not hurt, and maybe it would help in some way. Within 10 minutes of the Antitox, he was up and standing around, then, found and ate a hay cube. He passed 6 piles of manure in less than 2 hours, so I knew he was not impacted, but seemed to be trying to rid himself of a toxin. I spoke to Lisa Ross-Williams who told me to give a dose of Ledum, which I did. Shortly after that, Rusty was looking even better and looking for hay to eat. By the time my vet was available, 3 hours after I first called him, it looked like we would be OK without veterinary help.

In my heart and gut, I feel it was a vaccine reaction, because it came on so fast and responded to homeopathic vaccinosis remedies and Antitox. Of course, I can’t prove it. Thank goodness he did not even get a full dose! At 6 PM he was eagerly eating his dinner. I pretty much lost a day, and the computer and emails will have to wait until tomorrow.

Never a dull moment at Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary!

Flash late August, before gaining the rest of his weight

 

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