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    11-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Vet bills

Okay a little personal so you don't have to answer if you don't want to but what is the most you have spent on vet bills this year for one horse ie from november last year to now.
For us we have spent alot, some where over 1000 (some where over $1600) for one of my ponies. Which I know isn't alot but considering that my ponies before we got this pony never had been ill or hurt so we only paid for geldings as there is nothing up here they needed jabbing against.

Now it is your turn, what have you spent on vet bills this year for one of your horses not inclueding jabs, just to make us feal better about the amount we spent.
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    11-09-2012, 02:42 PM
I've spent over $500 on my gelding this year. He's had an eye ulcer, the vaccinations, and he's needed his teeth done twice. My mare and mums mare haven't exceed $200 yet.
    11-09-2012, 02:46 PM
Yes my stallion had an eye ulcer that cost about 400 ($640) and it was caused but a vet stitching his eye wrong.
    11-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Hmmm. My baby was gelded. That was $150. Ty had his chiropractor-massage-acupuncture was $180. And coggins for all 4 was $100. So only $320 for 4.
Goes and *knocks on wood* lol
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    11-09-2012, 03:02 PM
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Just vet bills or are we including doing what the vet says? Just vet bills about $500 but if we include continuing care by what the vet said that exceeds normal care we are up over 3,000.
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    11-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Green Broke
I refuse to add it up...

There was the bruised foot
There was the abscess that required MULTIPLE vet visits and then multiple farrier visits
There was the sliced open foot which once again MULTIPLE vet visits

At least I was able to have the Vet do his shots/sheath cleaning/coggins while he was there attending to the other issues.
    11-09-2012, 03:13 PM
I mean vet bills and any medicine, and I meant just for one horse and just the vet not chiro or farrier. Why would your horse nead accupunture. I wouldn't want to add one what we send on Ricky after vet bills, the year we have had him he spent 6 months of it in the stabble, and none of ours usually get stabbled, so food he wouldn't have gotten, rugs/blankets from being ill and in the stable so long as no one else gets rugged, and being stable has messed his legs up slightly so they get stiff if he is left in the field so he is on a joint supplement too.

Delfina why would your horse need to see a feet for a bruised foot or a foot abscess both would surely be for the farrier, at least when one of mine had a foot abscess she just saw the farrier.
    11-09-2012, 03:19 PM
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The horses have been our cheap animals this year - we've just had to do maintenance care (vaccinations/float/etc).
Now, the other animals are another story - in the past seven weeks I have invested $600 in our vet's financial security courtesy of cats/dogs.
    11-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Green Broke
My farrier values his life...

My horse is really good but when he's in pain, he flat out will not cooperate whatsoever. My Vet actually put himself through school by being a farrier so he'll come out, sedate my horse, work on his feet and then call my farrier to let him know what's going on.

His abscess was bad enough that he stopped eating or walking, so the Vet had to come dig it out, pack it and bandage it. He came out 3 or 4 more times after that to clean/re-pack/bandage again until it healed enough that the farrier could do injectible pads/shoes.
    11-09-2012, 03:25 PM
I have been offer a job at the vets until I go to uni next year, I think it is just because we have paid so many vet bills that I have done two weeks work experience there and know all the vets well.

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