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post #11 of 20 Old 01-07-2010, 09:48 PM
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Just remember to booster all your vaccines properly. I feel that you are a little behind in starting vaccines at 6 months. Be careful moving him until his vaccine series is finished. Last thing you need is a sick baby. Good Luck!
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Dont forget your strangles if you are moving your colt - ask for the intranasal - extra cost but much better (less reaction)
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Just remember to booster all your vaccines properly. I feel that you are a little behind in starting vaccines at 6 months. Be careful moving him until his vaccine series is finished. Last thing you need is a sick baby. Good Luck!
EEE,WEE, T, FLu/Rhino (4 months, 5 months, 6 months)
WNV (5 months, 6 months)
Rabies (6 months)

Dont forget your strangles if you are moving your colt - ask for the intranasal - extra cost but much better (less reaction)
Don't worry, I will make sure I follow through with the booster's properly.

The colt was given to me, I had NO control over what shots he got when until now.

He needs to have the vaccine series finished before he can go anywhere. He also needs his coggins and will be getting the stangles (I will make sure I ask for the intranasal).

All the vets that I have delt with just give the shots then the boosters in whatever amount of time... none give at 4 months, 5 months, and 6 months that I know of...

My game plan is:
Get the vet out early next week, get the shots and get him started on a deworming plan.
I am hoping I can move him around March 1st (by which time he should be able to get his boosters done too).

I talked to the potential new barn Friday and I did mention to her where he was coming from, the situation I'm in, and that a 30-or so day quarantine SHOULD happen before I put him out with another horse or put him near another horse...

At the end of September when I first started going around this barn there was a horse all alone in a shed... I didnt think anything of it... however it was brought to my attention in a later conversation with the barn owner that the horse was leaving soon... He was just there to be quarantined/recover for a month before going to a new barn... HE HAD STANGLES .

The barn sees a lot of horses from New Holland, and I felt I needed to stress this with the potential barn, I would feel TERRIBLE if my horse brought a cold with him, or worse (even though he is very healthy besides the lack of vet care, farrier care, and deworming that is....) The barn owner of the potential barn was thrilled with my honesty is said not to worry, we can find a place to put him away from everyone else for a while . (She was just going to put him in with a colt his own age at first till I mentioned the above)

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-09-2010, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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By the way, anyone reading this thread...

This colt was given to me, however it is going to cost me
$400 or so in vet care and deworming to get him on track and another $400-$500 (atleast) to register him with the ApHC (I need my memebership too). Add to that an expensive first farrier visit becuase he never had his feet done and he picks them up ok but the first time is sure to bring challenges.

Plus, when the time comes, he still needs to be gelded! Yay! (I can't wait, I want to assist with the surgery haha)

no horse is 'free'

..but I'm cool with that, I am really fond of my fugly baby!

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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**Flyinsolow** I did not mean to sound like you havent done what you needed to for your colt. Sorry if I offended you. Can you not do your vaccines yourself to save money? I work as a technician at a veterinary office and have done so for the past 10 years and know that what they charge is crazy. I just wanted to make sure you get your baby off to a good start. I had to deal with one of my WB babies getting sick... stubborn sniffles that just wouldnt go away. I had to treat him for 10 days with naxcel (crazy expensive antibiotic on a large colt) and xylexis (immunomodulator which ran me $400 cost). So after paying a nice price for my colt, shipping him across the country and then treating his sniffles I was broke. :) I wish you only the best for you and your colt!
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[quote=Canopach01;518455]**Flyinsolow** I did not mean to sound like you havent done what you needed to for your colt. Sorry if I offended you. quote]

Oh, in no way did you offend me! And I appreciated your advice a lot. I just wanted to be clear that I am trying to do what I can with what I have at the moment... I didnt have much control over what happened to him before this and really I have a lack of control now becuase I'm attempting to not make anyone angry with me.
You see; I am between switching barns, the barn I am currently at has no idea I'm moving and I fear when I do have to tell them it isnt going to be pretty so I need to get everything lined up so I can make it happen as quickly and smoothly as possible!

Rabies must be done by a vet anyway, and I need to have a coggins done (by a vet) too so he might as well give them all. Money isnt a HUGE problem, and its nice to save... but It will be worth having the vet do it.
Then the I'm on the charts at Quakertown so if anything happens they will accept my horse =)

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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By the way, anyone reading this thread...

This colt was given to me, however it is going to cost me
$400 or so in vet care and deworming to get him on track and another $400-$500 (atleast) to register him with the ApHC (I need my memebership too). Add to that an expensive first farrier visit becuase he never had his feet done and he picks them up ok but the first time is sure to bring challenges.


no horse is 'free'

..but I'm cool with that, I am really fond of my fugly baby!
This is sooo true. No horse is ever free. My best friend was given an older Paint [email protected] 17 years old. She'd been in a pasture with two other buddies for years--the others had foundered, colicked, whatever and died (neglect). Libby now has a wonderful home with my friend, who makes gobs of money and has spent thousands by now (3 years) on all sorts of things. But Libby is in great health now, and my friend wouldn't trade her for the earth, moon and stars!!
Good for you, and best of luck with your boy!!
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Just remember to booster all your vaccines properly. I feel that you are a little behind in starting vaccines at 6 months. Be careful moving him until his vaccine series is finished. Last thing you need is a sick baby. Good Luck!
EEE,WEE, T, FLu/Rhino (4 months, 5 months, 6 months)
WNV (5 months, 6 months)
Rabies (6 months)

Dont forget your strangles if you are moving your colt - ask for the intranasal - extra cost but much better (less reaction)
Actually our office says 6 months is recommended for first series now. Maternal antibodies can interfer prior to that.
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Actually our office says 6 months is recommended for first series now. Maternal antibodies can interfer prior to that.

Is that assuming the mare had all her shots?

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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my vet told me not to vaccinate before 6 months. my little guy didnt get trimmed untill about 5 months.

It cost me only $60-70 per series (3 series.) And wormers shouldnt be that much. The most expensive part is gelding.

If you have any questions about anything I did PM me anytime.

I would suggest you not give your own shots to a horse who has never had them. He could have a reaction.
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-11-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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I would suggest you not give your own shots to a horse who has never had them. He could have a reaction.
good point too!

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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