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post #1 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:26 AM
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Well, with 3 horses, 2 of who need coggins pulled and 1 who needs his teeth done in addition to all the shots, I'm looking at no less than $400.00-$450.00.

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post #3 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Well, with 3 horses, 2 of who need coggins pulled and 1 who needs his teeth done in addition to all the shots, I'm looking at no less than $400.00-$450.00.
Thats really not bad for 3 horses and all that stuff! Or it doesn't SEEM bad to me anyway

It's been a looooooong time since I have had to have any vet work done on a horse. I just got Santana last December and I had a PPE done as well as the Coggins (since the owner didn't have the records for it). The last owner said she was UTD on shots, but again, didn't have record.

So I plan to get her UTD in April, but I have no idea what to expect...

I was thinking $200ish?
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post #4 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:47 AM
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Depends on your farm visit fee.

If she doesn't need anything extra, the shots and coggins will probably run you close to $200.00.

My vet gives a discount for multiple horses, because she'd rather mobilize for 3 than just 1.

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post #5 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:52 AM
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No teeth - about $200/horse (all shots except botulism + coggins).

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post #6 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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It depends on your area and normal prices there. I've had the same vet since forever and he's very inexpensive. Jack just got gelded and his spring shots ( didn't do coggs since he's not going anywhere) but I only spent 150$ all together
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post #7 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 10:57 AM
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Well I do them myself (you're allowed to in Texas) and all up including ordering the syringes, shipping and the vaccines it was under $150 and just trailered the horse in for a coggins which costs about $30.

I think the vet charges upwards of $350 including the coggins.

That's for rabies, five way, west nile and strangles.

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post #8 of 26 Old 03-09-2011, 11:03 AM
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Sarah, we can do our own shots here in VA except for rabies. The vet has to administer it, so she'd have to come out anyway.

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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.

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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
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