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post #11 of 23 Old 07-27-2012, 10:07 PM
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Me and my boyfriend paid $85 for both our horses first set of shots. But now we have to get our horse teeth done and my horse's wolf teeth pulled I wonder how much that's going to be?
I think it's around $25 for a simple extraction. Of course you have the drug and the farm call so I would geuss around $125ish....

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There really is no solid figure when it comes to vet bills. The first year I had horses I don't think I had a vet bill (vaccinations are done by me).

The second year I think we had between $3-4000.

This year we're already over $3000.

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Me and my boyfriend paid $85 for both our horses first set of shots. But now we have to get our horse teeth done and my horse's wolf teeth pulled I wonder how much that's going to be?

The vet we use here in SE Tennessee charges $200 for checkup, coggins, shots, and teeth floated. We have 3 horses, and try to do one in June, another in July, and the third in August.

We don't ride in the heat of summer so this is the time we have the trailer serviced as well and get set backup for fall riding.

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post #16 of 23 Old 07-28-2012, 09:25 AM
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Horses are ingenious animals: it's been my experience that if they can possibly find a way to injure themselves, they will. Usually about the time that you're congratulating yourself on how problem-free your horses have been!!

Vet fees vary tremendously by area. Your best bet for an accurate estimate would be to call a local vet and get a fee schedule. We avoid farm calls whenever possible by hauling our horses to the vet if possible.
Some vet bills can be avoided by proper care, feeding, and vaccinations.
Other times, it doesn't matter what you do. Be SURE and find a good vet and treat him/her well. Same goes for your farrier/trimmer.

As others have said, establish a fund for vet bills. When you do this, remember to include the cost of possible euthanization and whatever it will cost you to dispose of the remains. A lot of people are shocked by these expenses, but it's not like burying your pet canary in the back yard. Hopefully, it won't be necessary, but if it does become necessary, you'll be glad the money is there.

To some extent, vet fees also depend upon how you view your horse. To many people they are pets and adored family members. These people typically have a few horses and use them for recreation. Others view them as livestock, valuable as long as they are useful for performing a job.
Obviously the viewpoint influences how far vet treatment will be pursued.

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Oh jeepers...I spend about 840 a year on insurance alone. Throw in about 100 a year for teeth, 500 for excess and small bills and 30 for vaccination (but we're very lucky in Aus, don't have to vaccinate against much because we're surrounded by sea and have very strict quarantine). Throw in 540 for the farrier (and Brock is trimmed not shod so that's less that it could be) and 270 for worming. That totals $2380 a year (unless my maths has failed me) - the vet insurance hopefully saving me from biggies like major surgery.
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I am going to let my horse go barefoot. Its natural, safe, and more comfortable for my horse. Plus I am going to learn to do it myself. One of my friends has had horses for most of her life has eleven horses and not one of them has shoes she trims the horses' hooves by herself too and she says it costs about 25$ a year for shots (one horse tetanus). And I am not planning on taking my horse far away I am pretty much leavining it at home.
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I am going to let my horse go barefoot. Its natural, safe, and more comfortable for my horse. Plus I am going to learn to do it myself. One of my friends has had horses for most of her life has eleven horses and not one of them has shoes she trims the horses' hooves by herself too and she says it costs about 25$ a year for shots (one horse tetanus). And I am not planning on taking my horse far away I am pretty much leavining it at home.
Yep, I went totally barefoot as soon as Brock left the stable - he used to dig while eating so I kept his fronts shod to stop them from wearing down. He was fully shod early on, but his hooves grew way too quickly and very soft, since he's been barefoot his hooves have been of far better quality. Also I've known too many nasty paddock accidents involving shoes.
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For vet only? Well, I'd say the minimum is maybe $300/year (coggins, shots, and dental). There is no maximum though, only what you personally can or cannot afford.

Farrier work is a whole separate cost in my mind, and that's about $700/year for me assuming no issues or competition types that require special shoes or trimming. Barefoot can be best, but it's not always best. Let your horse and his feet tell you which it is going to be, not your preconceptions or your pocketbook.
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I don't know of anyplace where you can safely get by with only a tetanus every year for your horses. Whether you keep them on your property all the time or not. But that may just be me.

My personal thought is that if that's all you intend to do, then your emergency vet fund better be a lot bigger than mine.

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