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    08-27-2008, 07:35 PM
Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
we like to bicker about thing's on here...lol...as for jazz...even if I buy a horse for $200 or less...(i've done that) I will not let a horse on my property if it is not checked by a vet first , you may never know what the horse is caring
and that's your way :)

I guess I've been lucky enough over the years to pick the healthy ones. 20 years ago when I got my first very own horse vet checks werent common at all unless you were in the big $$$$ horse industry. And we certainly werent. I learnt to ride on muster horses and there was so many comings and goings with horses and my dad taught me a lot. There were never vet checks. If we had every horse vet checked that came in we would have been broke or asking the vet to move in considering he had to drive 2 hours to get to us :) then when we moved and dad got into training/breeding harness racers he still didnt vet check them. Still had no probs. Dad knew horses inside and out and he didnt need a vets degree he just had experience.

ALL my horses are always isolated from the others for the first week or two while I worm them and monitor them etc and then when im happy everything is fine they are released. And I've never had a vet bill for anything more than a piece of wood stuck in my arabs gum years ago. I've been lucky enough to never have a really sick horse either.

As I said im not suggesting this way is "correct" but it has worked for me and im sure im not the only person in this world who is the same. Its all about sharing all our different opinions, ways etc some people don't always have the money for vet checks and its comforting to know that its not the only way you can buy a horse.
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    08-27-2008, 08:33 PM
I vet check no matter what!! Guess you have been lucky but wasn't austrilia under restrictions last year with there horses????????, i'v rather be safe then sorry
    08-27-2008, 08:43 PM
Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
i vet check no matter what!! Guess you have been lucky but wasn't austrilia under restrictions last year with there horses????????, i'v rather be safe then sorry
i hardly think the human individual who came into the country carrying the disease can be vet checked ;) australia had been completely free from EI before that. Quarantine has their case to plead as well but that's a whole different story.

I don't know what kinds of horribly diseased horses you have come across in your country to be so adamant about vet checks but its just not that way here.

As I said, that's your way. And you have shared that and I responded. Because I do things this way should not me make a target for bickering. That's your way and this is mine. Why would I change something that works for me?? If it aint broke, don't fix it. You have your way that you wouldnt change as well. Its all well and good to share both sides but we don't need to bicker or get narky over it
    08-28-2008, 12:09 AM
Sorry if I rubbed your feathers the wrong ways ....but.....like I said id rahter play it safe...soon after I left my barn in montreal we had a trainer import a horse from olka , who some how made it across the border but ending up being really sick ( cna't remember what it was ) the whole barn was on retrictions for 6 weeks... as for my sister in law who's ponies have never seen a vet ( I made apointments for herr stud to be gelding but keeps cancling them) I refusse to let them come here...i know if my nieghbours horses get out and they end up here we pen them because we use the same vet and the vet comes at the same time to do every thing....just wondering if you had them tested for coggins before bringing them home?
    08-28-2008, 05:15 AM
Not everyone has someone as experienced as your dad is either. Quite honestly, I seldom vet check before purchase, but, I also have very experienced people on hand, besides myself who is also pretty experienced. And I HAVE been burned in the past. I just have to decide (at the time) if the risk is worth it. BUT, I would never advise someone not to get one. It just makes sense to me. I guess it's a "Do as I say, and not what I do" type of thing. Lol

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