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        10-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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    Trained
    I Live In The Middle of Cow Country And

    I can't find a single bottle of injectable vitamin AD&E? WTH? Just ordered from Jeffers Livestock supply but I can't believe I had to ORDER it! I mean that's like.........BASIC!

    What's the most basic horse or livestock supply you've ever had to order because none of the feed or livestock or ranching supply stores near you had it?
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        10-11-2013, 06:31 PM
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    Yearling
    Flyspray, this summer. I was not amused, at all. I ended up going to the Tractor Supply a good hour and a half away, because the flies were so bad this year I refused to let Parker NOT be sprayed down.
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        10-11-2013, 06:34 PM
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    Foal
    Haha. Never had that happen before!
         
        10-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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    Trained
    I have had them all run out of fly spray, forgot about that! I just used vinegar & Skin So Soft until the new shipment came in. But....It's not all that unusual around here to not find very much in the way of horse stuff.....again...that's surprising but I guess real cowboys don't bother with fly spray? I routinely drive 45 mins to go get feed because the one feed store in town that even carries what I feed is not consistent. So, I travel down to "the city" and by my feed from a large, horses only feed store.

    But JEEEEEZ, everyone around here is always doctoring their cows. I am really flummoxed that they didn't have the vitamins that pretty much everyone uses. I mean, I can't buy a horse SHOW halter locally, but I can darn sure get one for a cow or a pig!
         
        10-11-2013, 08:12 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    I have had them all run out of fly spray, forgot about that! I just used vinegar & Skin So Soft until the new shipment came in. But....It's not all that unusual around here to not find very much in the way of horse stuff.....again...that's surprising but I guess real cowboys don't bother with fly spray? I routinely drive 45 mins to go get feed because the one feed store in town that even carries what I feed is not consistent. So, I travel down to "the city" and by my feed from a large, horses only feed store.

    But JEEEEEZ, everyone around here is always doctoring their cows. I am really flummoxed that they didn't have the vitamins that pretty much everyone uses. I mean, I can't buy a horse SHOW halter locally, but I can darn sure get one for a cow or a pig!
    They might buy larger lots from catalogs, the vet, or online, and get good discounts like we do here.
         
        10-11-2013, 11:52 PM
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    Trained
    I just thought it was odd. I mean, want to do your own castration? No problem, they have everything you need. Every antibiotic known to man that's used on cows, goats and pigs. Every single OTHER Vitamin I might have wanted and they carried a big syringe of A&D gel without the E, but not one bottle of the injectable stuff. Halters, hotshots, drenches, ointments....you name it....they all had lots of it. Just no injectable ADE vits.
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        10-12-2013, 12:11 AM
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    Green Broke
    I haven't looked for the injectable vitamins, but around here my main problem is the price difference between local stores and catalogs.

    I try to give local stores my business when I can, but gosh, when my favorite fly spray is $12 in the catalog with free shipping and no tax, and the local tack shops want $20 for the same fly spray, well, I just can't bring myself to pay the difference. Same for dewormer. Ivermectin in the catalog $1.99-2.50. Ivermectin at the feed store $8 (or more).

    So yeah, I am a catalog shopper!

    Tack is really the same way. I have gotten to where I know what I want and I won't really settle for less (like a specific bit for instance) and the local tack shops will NEVER have it, so I usually catalog order those too. They are good about saying "we can order it" but why do I need them to order it? I can order it myself. The whole point of shopping in person is to get what you want when you want it. If it has to be ordered, well, I can do that myself and get exactly what I want.

    But if the local stores have something I want at a reasonable markup I will try to give them my business. I WANT the instant gratification of shopping in person and giving them my business. But I don't want to feel like I overpaid either.
         
        10-12-2013, 04:59 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    I just thought it was odd. I mean, want to do your own castration? No problem, they have everything you need. Every antibiotic known to man that's used on cows, goats and pigs. Every single OTHER Vitamin I might have wanted and they carried a big syringe of A&D gel without the E, but not one bottle of the injectable stuff. Halters, hotshots, drenches, ointments....you name it....they all had lots of it. Just no injectable ADE vits.
    Then, I agree, that is odd.
         
        10-12-2013, 11:57 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
    I haven't looked for the injectable vitamins, but around here my main problem is the price difference between local stores and catalogs.

    I try to give local stores my business when I can, but gosh, when my favorite fly spray is $12 in the catalog with free shipping and no tax, and the local tack shops want $20 for the same fly spray, well, I just can't bring myself to pay the difference. Same for dewormer. Ivermectin in the catalog $1.99-2.50. Ivermectin at the feed store $8 (or more).

    So yeah, I am a catalog shopper!

    Tack is really the same way. I have gotten to where I know what I want and I won't really settle for less (like a specific bit for instance) and the local tack shops will NEVER have it, so I usually catalog order those too. They are good about saying "we can order it" but why do I need them to order it? I can order it myself. The whole point of shopping in person is to get what you want when you want it. If it has to be ordered, well, I can do that myself and get exactly what I want.

    But if the local stores have something I want at a reasonable markup I will try to give them my business. I WANT the instant gratification of shopping in person and giving them my business. But I don't want to feel like I overpaid either.
    When it comes to tack and stuff, I head out to the World Champs shows in OKC & Tulsa. They always have a good shopping expo going on during those shows. Especially in Nov during the AQHA show. I go at the end of the show and look for deals on stuff I like.

    Like you, I order my dewormers on line, nobody can beat the 1.99 Ivermectin that comes around yearly! And 8.95 for Zimectrin Gold, can't get that in town for sure. On fly spray, I buy by the gallon and that's $50/gallon here or catalogue, they seem pretty even.

    I used to go to Scottsdale for the Arab show in Feb and Schneider's always had incredible deals at the end of the show, like rolls of Vetwrap for .69 and Sleezies for $20. I'd come home jus buried under all the stuff I bought. LOL! That's been the main thing I've missed since I moved out here and quit showing, I don't go to Scottsdale every year anymore!
         

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