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        01-08-2010, 12:00 PM
      #21
    Super Moderator
    I get my shots and Coggins in January/February and then I get them boostered at six months. I have my teeth floats on a seperate schedule (I have 5 horses and it's costly to do them at once). Actually, Pistol doesnt get his teeht floated anymore because they few he has are loose so we leave them alone. Riley and Blue get theirs done twice a year and the girls get theirs just once per year....

    So I see my vet around 4 times a year for routine type stuff and then the occassional emergency call....
         
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        01-08-2010, 12:31 PM
      #22
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
    Thats pretty sweet that you board with the vet.
    she hates boarding haha because people always bother her while she's trying to ride
         
        01-08-2010, 02:08 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Our vet comes out every 6 months for routine visit/vaccines/updating coggins once a year/insurance renewal exams. I would be able to do everything for them myself through my job but I personally like to keep the relationship open so that in the case of an emergency I don't feel like I'm calling her all the way out when I never use her services for anything else.
         
        01-08-2010, 02:18 PM
      #24
    Foal
    My vet comes once a year for shots, overall check up. I worm every three months or longer, since no horses were ever kept here before Sun, and he was worm-free (Panacur Purge) before he came. I have the farrier come and trim every 4-6 months (Sun has ideal feet, I guess)...so I have found the most expensive part of horse keeping is the fencing, and the tack! Even the price of hay has dropped here to under $7/bale for alfalfa
         
        01-08-2010, 02:31 PM
      #25
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    Riley and Blue get theirs done twice a year and the girls get theirs just once per year....
    Farmpony, why you do them twice? They grow so fast? Just curious.
         
        01-08-2010, 02:32 PM
      #26
    Trained
    I see my vet about once every year and a half to two years. Gracie doesn't need her teeth done yet, Ricci only needs hers down about every year and a half to two years, and I do my own shots and worming. I didn't know people had their vets worm their horses?
         
        01-08-2010, 02:53 PM
      #27
    Started
    I was a a huge barn 40+ boarders, and the owner required every horse to get wormed by the vet. I think she was getting some money for giving them business But its just easier, they all got done at once and it was the same thing. They do a drench dewormer (might be a tummy tube) every once in a while and the vet needs to do that.
         
        01-08-2010, 03:13 PM
      #28
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Farmpony, why you do them twice? They grow so fast? Just curious.
    I can not specifically answer for Farmpony's horses but some horses need their teeth done more often because of their bite causing their teeth to wear differently and it causes them problems.
         
        01-11-2010, 12:01 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    See im lucky. Here in Fl we can give our own rabies.
         
        01-11-2010, 12:20 PM
      #30
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Farmpony, why you do them twice? They grow so fast? Just curious.
    Blue has a slight wave-mouth so it has too be done more often.

    Riley is only 3 and has had his done twice now. (Once at 2 and once at 3). The vet recommended he be done every six months for now, I think there was a tooth coming in funny or something. I'll have to look at my paperwork when I get home.
         

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