Hey all i'm new to forum but have a few questions I have been discussing with some new horse friends I go trail riding with. What vaccines need to be administered yearly to the horse BY A VET and what vaccines can be administered BY ME. I was going to get the horse the Rabies vaccine ( can I do this one)? I also wanted to get the Strangles vaccine (can I do this one)? I have heard about a 6 in 1 vaccine (not sure what all it has in it) but I think I can administer this one myself also.
Next question, I have a lot of sand where I am at. I give my horse bran twice a week with a cup of mineral oil each time I bran them. According to my vet, if you ever get a sand colic, they administer strait mineral oil through the nose to clear out any sand. The women I had spoken with told me my vet was incorrect and that I should give metamucil instead. If the horse does not drink enough water though, it could become a sludge in their stomach. They said I should give it with beet pulp. They said I need the ingredient physillium which is in the Metamucil, that the bran will not clear out the sand colic. I have branned horses for my whole life and never had a problem with any type of colic. Any Ideas?