Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SouthEastern PA
In my state its Illegal to administer rabies unless you are a vet, but some people still do it. My main concern is it wouldnt be on record if I did it myself.
If the local animal agency suspects my horse has rabies, and I can't proove she got the vaccine, Im sure they'd put her down. So I never give rabies myself.
Plus since the vet is out for coggins its more convenient for him to do the shots. I like to ask him questions while he's out, and he usually looks over my mare while he's out. I don't have to worry about needle disposal, and its hard to find soemone to hold the horses while I stick them.
My vet charges $120 for shots, coggins and farm call. He's pretty inexpensive. So to me its worth it.