Numabort

I read an article and was wondering what this shot is. Numabort was the name of it. It refered to a mare with her first foal and that they had to give her this. Please let me know what this Numabort is and why it is needed? As I have a young mare with her first foal too.I read an article and was wondering what this shot is. Numabort was the name of it. It refered to a mare with her first foal and that they had to give her this. Please let me know what this Numabort is and why it is needed? As I have a young mare with her first foal too.

Story originally posted by: Michael Lowder, DVM, MS Univ. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:

Hi, I read an article and was wondering what this shot is. Numabort was the name of it. It refered to a mare with her first foal and that they had to give her this. Please let me know what this Numabort is and why it is needed? As I have a young mare with her first foal too.

Thank You, Debbie

Debbie,

The shot is given to prevent the disease rhinopneumonitis (equine herpesvirus) which can cause abortion in pregnant mares.

Thanks, Dr. Lowder

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