Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Cost of Vaccines?
Hi everyone, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but it's "health" related, so hopefully this counts. I'm just trying to figure out how much I can expect to pay for my horse's vaccines. He's the first horse I've had (ridden for years, but on lesson horses), and so I've never gotten the fun treat of paying vet bills before. LOL.
Anyway, he's due for his Potomac Horse Fever & Rabies, and needs blue drawn for Coggins. There won't be any kind of visit fee, because the vet is coming for a lot of horses at the stable. Any idea how much I can count on paying for this?
Also, I'm going to have them look at his feet, as he has had thrush that I can't get to go away - it will go away for a week, and then come back, in a fun on-again, off-again cycle. I've tried lots of different things on it, with mostly the same effect - it goes away, and then comes back. So anyway, I'm not sure what they'll do for that - is there anyone who has had experience with this sort of veterinary expense, that can let me know how freakishly expensive that will be too?
Obviously, I don't care how much it costs - I'll plop down as many $$$ as it takes to make my horse healthy and happy, but I'm buying a lot of equipment in the meantime, and I want to have an idea of how much I should leave in my account for the vet (+ an additional $100 just in case there are any surprises.)