Kansas twister please read my post. I stated that the horses vaccincations should be UP TO DATE and that the horse is not ill. I looked up the first disesase you posted online- doesn't exist the way you typed it. The other two their are vaccinations for, the last one, the horse is obviously ill. A vet can't tell you that a horse doesn't have eia. I can afford a vet, my husband and I make over $650,000 yearly, but I think in my opinion that if I am not spending $$$$$$$$$$$$ on a horse, the horse is current on all vaccinations and is not showing symptoms of illness, I wouldn't get a vet check.
If she wants a horse for a pasture pet,so what. Just because she didn't get a vet check doesn't make her an irresponsible horse owner. How many barns require a vet check? As for barns that go under quarrantine because of ignorant horse owner, I think the blame should be on the ignorant barn owner. If this is such a problem than a vet check should be required before a new horse is brought in. I know they require a Coggins but not many a vet check. So maybe you should vent there, not at her.
She is asking for advise that is what this board is for, not to get attacked.