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  1. #1
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    Default RVI for back pain

    I've been reading up on using RVI (Rubeola Virus Immun) and was wondering about the treatment. I know it's a 6 day 2ml subcutaenous injection, but do you have to continue treatment after that? Does it interrupt the soreness or just alleviate it temporarily. I guess it would depend case by case. It's a little pricey also and can sometimes be hard to get

    Boy still struggles on and off with mild back pain. I have a funny tingling in the back of my mind that it may be his SI since he does have an old SI injury that has been treated with massage and chiro. My vet is not experienced with SI injections so I'm hesitant to have that done and was thinking of trying the RVI and see what happens. He doesn't display any symptoms of SI pain other than mild back pain.

    Looking for experiences on how it helped your horses. Thanks!
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    I had some success with RVI in a horse with shoulder pain years back. Yes I had to use follow up dosing. Hard to recall that far back but I think every 14 days. I was told by this vet and another to go as far between the followup dosing as I felt the horse was staying comfy.

    It was pricy. But this vet had never used it b4 so he sold it to me at cost.

    Good Luck



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    Used it for a guy that ended up being diagnosed with kissing spine when nothing else gave relief. He was like a new horse on it!



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    I don't believe RVI is being manufactured anymore. Last time we looked for it, they told me the company that made it was out of business.



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    it's available at allivet and heartland right now. It's about $95 for 12ml.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
    Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
    "Once you go off track, you never go back!"



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