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  • 4 way vaccine for horses, canada
  • Vaccine OR vaccines

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    03-23-2013, 06:48 PM
  #11
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OP,

In Colorado Rabies Vaccine can be administered by the owner, one place I looked it is 18.00 and 1.50 for the syringe, but double check to see if the law has changed

The 5 way is 23.00, come in a syringe

Add shipping and you have maybe 55.00. Cheap Insurance for a Horses Health

Of course you must be very familiar on where and how to give your Horse the Shots

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    03-23-2013, 06:53 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
OP-the way you have phrased the question( "do Any of you get......") makes me wonder where you are? Noone I know who has horses would even question vaccinations.

I've never vaccinated a horse in my life (and my family has had hundreds), and actually don't know of anyone who ever has where I live.

(that said, I started reading this thread because I'm moving south in a month and am wondering about vaccinating)
     
    03-23-2013, 06:54 PM
  #13
Weanling
So - sorry to hijack, but I'm moving to Saskatchewan and will be boarding my horse. What shots do people in Canada get for their horses, and which ones might be mandatory at a boarding facility?
     
    03-23-2013, 06:58 PM
  #14
Trained
It may be advisable to ask a vet (or 2) in the area. That is most likely to be more objective and fact based. Pretty much everywhere there is the possibility of Rabies at the least.
     
    03-23-2013, 07:06 PM
  #15
Weanling
Okay cool I will do that for sure, then maybe get them done before I leave here
     
    03-23-2013, 07:08 PM
  #16
Trained
A 3 way vaccine and rabies was recommended to me by an equine vet, I had been giving a 4 way & no rabies. He explained the reasoning, too long to type out here. I am in the interior of BC Canada. I administer the vaccines myself and the total for 2 horses is @ $90.
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    03-23-2013, 07:10 PM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
A 3 way vaccine and rabies was recommended to me by an equine vet, I had been giving a 4 way & no rabies. He explained the reasoning, too long to type out here. I am in the interior of BC Canada. I administer the vaccines myself and the total for 2 horses is @ $90.
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sorry to hijack yet again.. but hopefully other people are learning from this too! Were you able to get the vaccines online or did you purchase from your vet?
     
    03-23-2013, 07:14 PM
  #18
Yearling
I vac all of mine for Flu, Rabies, Tetanus and West Nile. I'll do Coggins closer to when I intend to take any of them off the farm. As you stated before, better safe than sorry. Get your horse vaccinated.
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    03-23-2013, 07:22 PM
  #19
Trained
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Originally Posted by SnowCowgirl    
sorry to hijack yet again.. but hopefully other people are learning from this too! Were you able to get the vaccines online or did you purchase from your vet?
In BC, you have to purchase vaccines from a vet who has examined your horse before. While I don't use the local vet for my horses, I have go out of town to an equine clinic, I do get this vet to pull coggins so I can purchase vaccines locally. Let's say I wanted to buy vaccines tomorrow, as long as the has seen my horse before, I can walk into the clinic & buy what I need.
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    03-24-2013, 12:01 AM
  #20
Foal
I buy my vaccines from Valley Vet Supply, including Rabies, as we are allowed to administer them ourselves here in WI as long as your town allows it, but most states don't, and Rabies must be given by a vet. It is a fraction of the cost for me to give them myself vs have the call fee for farm visit, mileage, and inflated vaccine prices from a vet, and they are the exact same vaccines. Valley Vet Supply has a list of the states they won't sell rabies vaccines to, you just need to look it up. I'm on the over-vaccination bandwagon, I only vaccinate for rabies, Tet, and WNV right now (because frankly 1 is 100% fatal, and the other 2 quite deadly as well, we live in a mosquito infested area, so better safe than sorry). If I know I will be in contact with other horses, or hauling somewhere, I will give Flu, Rhino, SS, otherwise my horses (at this moment in time) do not get those because there is minimal chance they will contract it.

Most boarding facilities will make you have vaccines for communicable diseases (flu, rhino, ss, strangles) otherwise vaccines like WNV, tet, and rabies while highly recommended, are usually at the owners discretion.
     

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