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post #1 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Vaccines!

OK! I live in Oregon and am really wondering if I really need all the vaccines that the vet is recommending for me?? They also say, its better to get them from them instead of buying a 4, 5 or 7 way from a farm store.

Question is.................. "WHAT DO I NEED?"

I would really appreciate everyone's opinion and experiences on this. It all gets so confusing!

Thank you!

Oh a little bio......................... owned horses less than a year, do not know vaccine history. We do not go off of farm as of yet, (but dream of trailering them to the beach at least once). We have a large pond used for irrigation way up road but do not ride where they would graze there. They are on pasture in day stalled at night.

Thanks again.

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 06:04 PM
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What all is your vet recommending?
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Potomac, tetanus, rhino, encephalitis, influenza, west nile oh and rabies.

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I dont know about oregon. But here in Florida, I give mine 5ways, west nile and rabies. But mine are hauled quite a bit.
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post #5 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 06:58 PM
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They also say, its better to get them from them instead of buying a 4, 5 or 7 way from a farm store.
It's certainly better for the vet

Everyone I know has used the 5 or 6 way shots for as long as I can remember and our vet has no problem with it.

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post #6 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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I pay my vet because I value their opinion. If I didnt trust them I would find another vet. The shots my horses get depend on what I am gonna do with them and where. I tell them what I am dong they decide what is best. I except their recommendations. With the amount of money you spend on feed, farrier, fencing, tack, is it really worth the hassle and head scratching to worry about a difference of 30 or 40 bucks a year in shots ? I dont see anything weird in your vets recommendations.
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What he recommended is about right.
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post #8 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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"They also say, its better to get them from them instead of buying a 4, 5 or 7 way from a farm store"




Most likely told you that because most farm stores are not guaranteed to keep the vaccines at correct temps. usually. Vets normally do. Or at least that is what I have been told. I have used vaccines from the farm store before though. It comes down to personal choice I guess.
Also is your horse ok with getting vaccines? Can you do it properly without hurting the horse??? Just a few questions to keep in mind. No way can I do it. Either my sister administers the farm store ones or the vet does it.
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post #9 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 07:54 PM
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is it really worth the hassle and head scratching to worry about a difference of 30 or 40 bucks a year in shots ? I dont see anything weird in your vets recommendations.
I wish shots were that inexpensive! My bill for this last spring shot round was $125!

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post #10 of 20 Old 05-10-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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I can get a 5 way for 30 from a farm store and the vet quoted me about 130.00 per horse. I do have a friend that works at said farm store. Does that count with asking her how they store the vaccines. And Joe4d, I am usually in the same mindset that you are with the vet visits. I just get laughed at by my fil about wasting my money and thought I would ask all of my horse friends here.

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