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    03-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Vet Records

Hello al I am new to the horse world (thanks to my ten year old daughter). I was wondering if anyone has a simple checklist or a way to keep track of immunizations, worming and stuff like that.

Any help would be awseome.

Thanks Scott
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    03-02-2010, 01:44 PM
Welcome to the board, Scott.

Your vet will keep copies of the records, and will give you the originals at the time of service. Or vice versa, depending on the vet. Either way, you'll get a copy for yourself.

I put mine in a manila folder with the horse's name on the tab. That way, I know who the vet has seen and what's been done for each animal.

You can keep the horse's negative coggins in this folder too, and make copies whenever you want to take the animal someplace that requires a copy of it.

As far as wormings, that'll be up to you. I worm my horses on a rotational, 8-week schedule. There are worming charts you can find on the internet that will take the guesswork out of it, or you can have your vet recommend a particular routine.
    03-02-2010, 01:45 PM
Are you asking about keeping records of your own horses records ? My horses all have record books

Forms - United States Pony Clubs

Go to the letter 'r' and click on record book guide, health & maintenance. It gives you a good set up for keeping track of expenses & vet visits & history of your horse.
    03-02-2010, 01:56 PM
Thanks all, Gypsygirl that is exactly what I was looking for.

    03-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
As far as wormings, that'll be up to you. I worm my horses on a rotational, 8-week schedule. There are worming charts you can find on the internet that will take the guesswork out of it, or you can have your vet recommend a particular routine.
Please do not follow the deworming charts you find online. They all tend to be out-of-date and recommend using products that often are no longer effective at lowering parasite numbers. If someone tells you you need to be deworming every 6-8 weeks and rotating dewormers, just keep looking for sound and up-to-date advice as that plan is 40 years old and no longer considered appropriate.

For deworming, I would recommend that you start reading up with a fewer "primer" sort of articles and then watch the strategic deworming webinar that is available on

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    03-02-2010, 09:46 PM
Or, when it comes to deworming, listen to what your vet says is best for your area...
    03-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Try Its like a Equine management Online record keeping program. I record everything from Farrier to Vet to show records to worming ect. It even sends you emails when they are due! Love it.
    03-03-2010, 12:35 AM
Green Broke
I have a manila folder that I keep all receipts from the vet/farrier in as well as a spreadsheet of what we have given and when since we generally pick up the vaccinations and then give them ourselves.

We have to haul the brand inspection paperwork everywhere we go with the horse so I have it in the manila folder as well along with the purchase agreement. This way whenever we go somewhere, I take the folder and if anything should happen/go wrong I have everything.

What I haul around is all copies, my sister-in-law has all the originals in her fireproof safe at her place since that is where my horse lives.
    03-03-2010, 01:03 PM
Originally Posted by My Beau    
Or, when it comes to deworming, listen to what your vet says is best for your area...
Unfortunately this is often not true. Most vets are still recommending the every 6-8 week rotation. Deworming tends to be one of those things that vets don't spend alot of time keeping up with because there are much cooler and more interesting issues in the veterinary medical profession. And many of the vets that people use are mixed practice vets who spend even less time keeping up with horse issues.
    03-03-2010, 02:26 PM
Green Broke
I use a free online service at Rendaivu - Horse and Stable Management Software - Home You can record everything about your horse, upload a photo, track ALL records, including health, training, show, etc., and it will send you email reminders if you set the "next due date". You can print out expense reports too, though I don't recommend that, lol.

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