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post #11 of 14 Old 01-19-2009, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just because you haven't gotten caught yet doesn't mean it's a good idea...
But it's your decision. The one thing I do want to point out though for this time or in the future is be careful or mail order/buying at tractor supplies. Certain vaccinations that need to be at a certain temperature become less effective when left at room temperature for too long. So if for example you get it from a tractor supply store, they could have left it out before refrigerating it which could affect the shot. This is just going off of what my vet told me and what I have learned so far through vet tech schooling.
ok... i am NOT the one with the doctor liscense.. it is my friend... i think it is a fine idea she gets the meds she needs for her or her horses easier.. yes. it is illegal but so what there are many other illegal things that go on around here and other places... noone is getting hurt by it..

hmmm i never thought about that... i knew they like package it with an ice pack but yeah what if it got hot or something but my old barn owner used to order her shots and still do and they havent had any ill effects on the horses... so i think as long as i stay with the same company or i get it from my vet(which i might do) then i am good... thanks for the info!

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post #12 of 14 Old 01-20-2009, 12:23 AM
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Just because you haven't gotten caught yet doesn't mean it's a good idea...
But it's your decision. The one thing I do want to point out though for this time or in the future is be careful or mail order/buying at tractor supplies. Certain vaccinations that need to be at a certain temperature become less effective when left at room temperature for too long. So if for example you get it from a tractor supply store, they could have left it out before refrigerating it which could affect the shot. This is just going off of what my vet told me and what I have learned so far through vet tech schooling.
I do not want to make this sound nasty but am stating a point as I work at a TSC. I know each store is different in the way they do things but the vaccines we receive are shipped in a styrofoam cooler packed in ice packs, the same way your vet receives it at his office. When it comes in the receiver immediately checks it in and within 10 minutes it is in our refridgerator. All of them are very cold when we get them and have no chance to warm up. They are shipped UPS overnight seperate from the freight trucks and if anything is warm to the touch(which is extremely rare), it is thrown away. I know every store is different but that is what company policy is. I consider at least our TSC a very safe place to get vaccines at and know they have been kept cold.

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I do not want to make this sound nasty but am stating a point as I work at a TSC. I know each store is different in the way they do things but the vaccines we receive are shipped in a styrofoam cooler packed in ice packs, the same way your vet receives it at his office. When it comes in the receiver immediately checks it in and within 10 minutes it is in our refridgerator. All of them are very cold when we get them and have no chance to warm up. They are shipped UPS overnight seperate from the freight trucks and if anything is warm to the touch(which is extremely rare), it is thrown away. I know every store is different but that is what company policy is. I consider at least our TSC a very safe place to get vaccines at and know they have been kept cold.
I know ideally that is how it is done, I was just pointing out that it is a possibility when getting it from the store and not opening the package on your own. I'm not saying it is guaranteed that anything bad is going to happen it is just something to consider.
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If you really want to know how good your TSC store is with vaccines, try to figure out what day they come as each store is different. Ours show up on Tuesday every other week. This way you can tell how they have been handled because you will be able to feel if they are warm. I do know of a TSC that is not so good as I have seen the coolers sitting in their backroom overnight without being put out, now I do not know how cold everything was inside, but I would imagine that they would be getting pretty warm by then!

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