Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
It makes me scratch my head too.
I know people in various parts of the country and none of them have this one vet problem. They all have a favorite vet (as do I), but if there was an emergency and their vet was out of town or such there are other vets to use.
I know what antibiotics do.
I am asking what infection does the vet think the horse might have from an impaction colic?
When Beauty severed the tendons in her left leg and the arteries in her right I called my vet (at that time) who was caring for a colic. I called another vet who was out a town and another who said, get this, they do not respond to emergencies unless you are a current patient! I waited over 2 hours for Doc to arrive (he couldn't leave his current emergency). He stiched the artery and then had to send me 2 hours to the equine hospital for the tendons, had I known that I'd have hauled her straight out as we narrowly escaped missing the window of oppurtunity for repair.
He was a one man show, I switched to a vet that is an hour away after that, it's a 5 veterinary practice, the farm call alone is $75 but I'm garunteed a vet when I need one....