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My 2 yr. Old was nipped by a miniture hourse and the bite broke the skin. My daughter has never been vaccinated....Do I need to worry?

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Dr. Michelle Longmire
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get medical care

In general animal bites that break skin require medical evaluation.
I recommend taking her to urgent care.

In brief: Get medical care

In general animal bites that break skin require medical evaluation.
I recommend taking her to urgent care.
Dr. Michelle Longmire
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Just clean it out well.
Be careful to watch for infection, the vaccination status does not matter in this case. Horsses do not carry tetanus, .

In brief: Maybe

Just clean it out well.
Be careful to watch for infection, the vaccination status does not matter in this case. Horsses do not carry tetanus, .
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. James Ferguson
Any break in the skin can become contaminated with tetanus spores, especially in the environment where animals are kept.This kid is at risk.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Mgt

If the horse is otherwise well and not showing any signs of rabies, observation of the animal for any signs is indicated.
I would advise keeping the wound clean and a course of antibiotics. If the bite was provoked and the animal is well, the chance of rabies is quite small.

In brief: Mgt

If the horse is otherwise well and not showing any signs of rabies, observation of the animal for any signs is indicated.
I would advise keeping the wound clean and a course of antibiotics. If the bite was provoked and the animal is well, the chance of rabies is quite small.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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