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    03-09-2011, 12:29 PM
  #21
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Peggysue    
I give my own shots and it's about $38 per horse this year

When I pull coggins in June that will be another $25 per horse I haul to my vet
WOW! Bargain "shopper"! That's great!

Ok well the word from the BM is that last year her bills for shots were:

Spring - $105
Fall - $112

I think it really helps that all the horses at this barn get done at the same time.
     
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    03-09-2011, 01:42 PM
  #22
CCH
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DubyaS6    
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.
IV penicillin will not kill a horse in the manner you describe. (The Pen G you can buy over the counter is not for IV use though). What you likely saw was someone who gave an injection into the *artery* which will almost instantly kill a horse.

It is very easy to tell if you have put a needle into an artery because of the force that blood shoots out with. Living where Vets are scarce and emergency medicine is almost non-existent, I think it is very important to be able to properly give all forms of injections. I don't think boarders should be required to know how, but all barn owners certainly should.

Anyway, moving on with the topic, I do my own vaccinations. I do a Tet/EHV1&4/Flu/EEE/VEE/WEE combo, West Nile and strangles (IN). This costs me about $60 a horse. I don't do rabies partially because I can't buy it, and mostly because our horses' living situation makes it extremely unlikely that they will come into contact with a possible carrier.

The vet comes out to do all coggins & other blood work at the same time and that costs me $30 a horse. I have a separate Vet/ equine dental specialist that drives here once a year. For dental work and a nasal-lacrimal flush it is about $100 a horse, but a little more for my stud because stallions require a different combo of sedatives.
     
    03-09-2011, 01:45 PM
  #23
Trained
Well it was going to be free because we trade labor, but she got kicked in the face last night and is currently undergoing her first round of reconstructive surgery....

When it isn't free it's usually around $300 per horse. Coggins, Rabies, Flu, WNV, EEE/VEE/WEE, Tetnus, Strangles, Rhino, etc.
     
    03-09-2011, 01:48 PM
  #24
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCH    
IV penicillin will not kill a horse in the manner you describe. (The Pen G you can buy over the counter is not for IV use though). What you likely saw was someone who gave an injection into the *artery* which will almost instantly kill a horse.

It is very easy to tell if you have put a needle into an artery because of the force that blood shoots out with. Living where Vets are scarce and emergency medicine is almost non-existent, I think it is very important to be able to properly give all forms of injections. I don't think boarders should be required to know how, but all barn owners certainly should.

Anyway, moving on with the topic, I do my own vaccinations. I do a Tet/EHV1&4/Flu/EEE/VEE/WEE combo, West Nile and strangles (IN). This costs me about $60 a horse. I don't do rabies partially because I can't buy it, and mostly because our horses' living situation makes it extremely unlikely that they will come into contact with a possible carrier.

The vet comes out to do all coggins & other blood work at the same time and that costs me $30 a horse. I have a separate Vet/ equine dental specialist that drives here once a year. For dental work and a nasal-lacrimal flush it is about $100 a horse, but a little more for my stud because stallions require a different combo of sedatives.
Thanks for the info on the Penicillin stuff...I am sure you are probably right with the artery comment. I mean the horse was cross tied and literally was on the ground in less than 2 minutes.

Good information! I agree that people should be educated on how to administer shots. You never know when you may have to give one if a situation arises...
     
    03-09-2011, 02:29 PM
  #25
Showing
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Originally Posted by ptvintage    
I'm giving my own shots next time around. I hate the thing about rabies shots in VA though. Pain in the butt!
MD doesn't allow rabies either.

The problem I faced with giving own shots some barns (giving clinics or lessons) here request the proof of all shots, which should come from the vet. :(
     
    03-09-2011, 03:22 PM
  #26
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by DubyaS6    
WOW! Bargain "shopper"! That's great!

Ok well the word from the BM is that last year her bills for shots were:

Spring - $105
Fall - $112

I think it really helps that all the horses at this barn get done at the same time.
Good deals!!
     

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