Originally Posted by Kendall
Okay okay makes sense. And I think it is because the EPSM? Break out in Florida or whatever.
The barn owner gives some of the shots to the horses but some from the vet but we have current Coggins. So how would that work?
EHV-1. EPSM is a genetic defect that effects glucose utilization.
I'm just going to throw this out there but why do you allow your BO give your horse shots? Is she qualified to administer emergency care if your horse had a reaction to a shot? Who's on the hook if something goes wrong? CYA and don't allow your BO to stick her neck out and jeopardize her business by doing procedures she shouldn't be doing. Teach yourself to give your own shots than it's a non issue. The next problem is you don't know what she administered. There is a vaccine (EHV) that might have been given in a combo shot that will offer some limited protection but is very short lived (about 6-8 weeks), You might be protected or you might not. It is something that your horse should be current on if you are going to travel and show this summer.
You have to get the vet out just to do the health certificate. No way around that. Do it as close to the show date as possible to maybe get 2 shows out of the same certificate.