I really don't think any of you Guys were rude, just being honest...
All of us on here have seen WAY too much of this go on around here. -new first time horse owner buys horse, horse gets sick, goes lame, etc. and they are on here asking for our advise. We give them ours which is usually 'get a vet out' and then the excuses start flowing. 'vet won't come out, he's on vacation, I tried calling several vets with no answeres' :rolls eyes:
Bottom line. I have never heard a vet tell anyone that they are not coming out and just tell you to do the shots yourself. Horse owning is certainly not cheap and as AlexS said we all worry about huge expenses that may pop up. But With something as little as this, I'm sorry to say that you shouldn't own a horse at this point. The foals vet care is so small of an expense in the big picture..
And Livvxy AlexS was not being rude anywhere in her post. Over here in the US we have a huge problem with slaughter. People go to the auctions and buy the horses on death row and think they're helping them out by 'saving them'. But when said horse gets sick they don't know what to do and can't afford vet care. So in the long run the horse would go through alot less suffering if he just went to slaughter rather then being deathly ill while this person cat afford the proper vet care, food, etc that it needs. Even though both would be considered suffering its alot less so to just send the horse through slaughter then let it wait out its days and die because of some niave person.
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