Originally Posted by sarahver
Ah I see. I must admit, I don't really understand why we are allowed to administer them ourselves, it doesn't seem official or regulated enough.
Dubya, I think $200 is reasonable although in the lower range to expect for a vet call etc. The best way to be sure would be to give your vet a call and ask them as it is entirely possible that it could be closer to $400. Is there any way you could trailer her in to the clinic? That will save you $50-$100 in farm call fee.
First of all, I could NEVER administer a shot on an animal. I just couldn't do it. Not because I am queasy over needles or anything, but because when I was 12 I saw a horse die within SECONDS of an owner administering their horse a shot incorrectly.
Penicillin directly into the vein. Dead.
Secondly, I should elaborate on the vet call thing. I am moving Santana to a new barn at the end of the month. The new barn uses the same vet that did the PPE (random, but lucky!). They schedule him every 6 months to do maintenance shots, etc to all the horses at the barn (which is about 12 total including Santana). So the farm call ($65) is just split between everyone, so really a non-issue :)
I can ask the barn manager how much to expect. Why I didn't think of this until just now, I may never know