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post #1 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Perparing to move to a new barn

Hi guys it's been awhile since I have posted on this site. I don't know if anyone really remembers me to much but I posted a lot about the problems about the current barn that I have been at. I was told before moving was always best option if I could. Well I'm finally able to move my 3 horses to a new safer place by the end of the month. I have never moved my horses before so I'm not sure how to start preparing! There are currently two other horses at the place I'm moving my 3 too. So I know mine need to be update on shots and such. Would it be a good idea to pull coggins as well? Any advice on moving and perparing the horses would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 11:49 AM
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Yes, have Coggins pulled too along with getting the vaccinations--the BO may also require a Health Certificate. I'd also do an FEC so you can worm them with the correct class of wormer before the move. Since you are moving 3 of them, it will most likely be a non-issue since they will have each other. The biggest issue I've seen when moving horses is a reluctance to drink the new water because it tastes and smells differently---adding apple juice or Gatorade to the water a few days before the move and then adding to the water at the new barn, weaning them off the flavoring over a few days by using less and less, solves that problem. Hope the new barn is perfect without the problems you've had to deal with!
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 12:45 PM
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I never saw your original posts but on the moving thing, it's really not that hard. You have three so that should make it easier on them.

If you were bringing your horses to my place to live with my horses, I would require a copy of a coggins test for each of them. I wouldn't necessarily require a health certificate but they would be in quarantine in their own pasture for at least two weeks maybe more if I saw something going on. That would mean not bringing your horses anywhere near mine for the two weeks. If all went well, then they can be wherever was suitable for everyone. I don't know about your state, but in Florida, horses are required to have proof of coggins just to move them down the street. Would you get caught moving them without one? Probably not, but it's still the law.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 01:35 PM
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I require Coggins, current vaccinations (either vet record or a vaccination record showing you gave the vaccines) and 30 day quarantine. I also deworm the horse as soon as it comes in, so whether you need to or not depends on the new barn.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome thanks for all the advice! I didn't thnk about worming! I think all mine are due worming anyways so that works out lol Luckily for this isn't a fancy boarding barn so it's very laid back but I will defiantly pull coggins and get their shots before moving. There also lots of fenced fields so keeping them away from the horses that are already there shouldn't be a problem. Also one my gelding's is 25 so any advice on making the move easier on a senior horse?

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-10-2016, 08:49 PM
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As long as your Senior horse has his buddies with him for the move, he should be fine. In fact, he may be the one who handles the changes easiest since he's been moved before, probably many times.
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