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post #1 of 6 Old 05-06-2008, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Sonny's vet appointment

Poor Sonny...he has this vet appointment in a little over an hour. I'll be leaving in 15 minutes to go to the barn to bring him up, give him a good grooming, and possibly lunge him around if he seems to be really high strung.

Since this is his first vet visit after I bought him (I did have a pre-purcahse on him though) I'm kinda worried on how he'll take the shots. The last horse that I was going to buy I got to see the owner give the shots so I know she was fine with them....but I know that lady also had another horse that almost broke a girls arm the minute he saw another horse get a shot. So I'm hoping that Sonny will behave and not cause us a bad time. But just in case, I'm going to ask the vet to give him the shots in the arena where she will have alot more room to back off if he gets out of hand.....just to be on the safe side.

Hopefully his teeth will not be needing to be done cause I don't want to spend my whole morning walking him around till he recovers from the anastedic (yeah I know I spelled that wrong hehe...but I have no idea how to spell least I tried ).

Would I be able to ride Sonny after he gets his shots? Or is it best to let him be? I wouldn't see too much of a problem, but then again there might be.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-06-2008, 09:14 AM
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We give our mares their shots ourselves and you don't even have to halter them, they'll just stand there without any fuss at all. They have never had any reactions to them and have ridden them as normal afterwards. BTW, we don't give strangles...many people that I know have had horses with bad reactions to the strangles vaccine.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-06-2008, 09:30 AM
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Keeping them moving around can help minimize stiffness and soreness from vaccination.

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Awww, I hope it goes well & he behaves. Hope for the best!
Yeah, walking them around usually helps.

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Sonny was good! He got all the vaccines he needed...he also got strangles...I've never heard of any horse around here (that I know of) of having a problem with the strangles...I guess I'll know sometime soon.

The vet looked at Sonny's cut and said it looked fine...she said just keep on putting the stuff that I was putting on it and it should heal up nicely.

She gave the shots in the stall and Sonny stood fine....he moved to the side a little bit with the first shot but he was fine afterwards.

After we paid the vet, I put him in the arena and let him walk around (or whatever gait he wanted to) he trotted a little bit, but mostly walked.

I didn't ride him because I was really tired for some reason...I spent last night at a friend's barn riding her horse
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-06-2008, 11:56 AM
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Glad it went well for him!

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