Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
Honestly I don't care if the vet believes I vaccinated my animal or not. I would not be foolish enough to give the Rabies vac myself...THAT is asking for trouble....but with the other vaccines like West Nile? I do that myself. I keep a health and vaccine record for ALL of my animals, and if there is a sticker that comes on the vial, I stick it either on the record itself or keep it in a little envelope section that many record books come with. None of the boarding facilities I have boarded at have had a problem with this, and as far as I know, none of my animals are or have at any given point been diseased.
There are responsible individuals who remember to vaccinate yearly, and I've found that many veterinary clinics send out a reminder for the Rabies vaccine. Otherwise I've found it best to pick a month, and just get everybody their rabies vaccines that month. Saves on thinking. ;)
Back to the situation at hand though...I'm not sure there is a way to politely ask if the horses have been inoculated.... *scratches head*. Maybe saying "Geez, I was thinking of just giving my horse the West Nile shot myself, but I'm a little nervous to stick a needle in my horse. Do you or your brother have any experience giving shots???"
Or just assume they are not being taken care of, and keep your own horses safe. I can't find any shame in that!
Originally Posted by Jareth, the Goblin King
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