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Vet Visits

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How often does your veterinarian see your horse(s)?

Once a year
30%
78
Twice a year
33%
85
Three or more times a year
21%
53
Only in emergencies
16%
42

Total votes cast: 258

Comments & Write-in Answers

annual check up and vacs.

8/27/2012 11:59:03 PM

2times /year more if needed

8/27/2012 10:52:36 PM

as often as needed

8/27/2012 7:18:55 PM

$-5 X a week-I am a veterinarian!

8/27/2012 4:42:40 PM

vet gives Rabies, i give other vaccinesotherwise comes when there is a problem

8/27/2012 4:32:25 PM

I see my vet 2x per year for check ups/vaccinations and as needed for illness/injury.

8/27/2012 3:32:30 PM

Vets see our horses for lameness evaluations, treatmensts, etc. We have performance horses.

8/24/2012 10:24:46 PM

I use my vet twice a year routinely for vaccinations, worming and dental work and will call her ifv

8/24/2012 9:47:49 AM

Once unless there is an emergency

8/24/2012 8:50:14 AM

You need "Other." 1 to 3 times routinely; other times for emergencies

8/23/2012 5:48:41 PM

Minimum is Fall/spring shots, & floating. Emergencies as needed!

8/23/2012 5:15:28 PM

Physical, Coggins & 5 shots in the spring, Physical, boosters, teeth & sheath cleaning in the fall

8/23/2012 5:02:27 PM

wellness visits

8/23/2012 4:36:09 PM

Fall shots, spring shots and teeth,and the occasional visit as needed.

8/23/2012 8:33:27 AM

Only for Coggins

8/22/2012 7:13:09 PM

Regular pre-scheduled vet cks head off lots of problems!

8/22/2012 6:10:18 PM

Twice a year for vaccinations, and emergencies/injuries

8/22/2012 5:36:45 PM

More than twice if an issue arises, but every 6 months for routine shots and dental care.

8/22/2012 4:07:07 PM

For dentals and exam

8/22/2012 12:37:11 PM

Vet gives vaccinations and if there is an emergency.

8/22/2012 11:00:14 AM

atleast 2x per year, more if something is "off"

8/22/2012 10:11:57 AM

Fall immunizations and dental visit and spring immunizations. Hopefully NO emergencies!

8/22/2012 9:47:38 AM

We vaccinate ourselves so only seen when necessary.

8/22/2012 9:19:05 AM

Spring & fall shots, unless there's an emergency.

8/22/2012 8:28:28 AM

Once a year to get our annual Coggins test, barring any emergencies!!

8/22/2012 7:51:39 AM

Emergencies and to pull Coggins

8/22/2012 7:06:53 AM

And whenever needed when symptoms are beyond my expertise to handle.

8/22/2012 5:11:47 AM

Usually twice a year for the "regular checkups" - of course more if there are problems / illness

8/22/2012 3:53:22 AM

Teeth, wounds, castrations, etc

8/22/2012 3:21:58 AM

Quarterly well-horse visits w/vaccinations and also for illness or injury

8/22/2012 12:59:27 AM

more if they are hurt or ill

8/21/2012 10:11:11 PM

Unless there is an emergency. I have older horses and don't want to continue to vax too often.

8/21/2012 10:00:08 PM

or less my 22 y/o mare has seen the vet on 3 emergency occasions.

8/21/2012 9:39:23 PM

I board at my veterinarian's farm

8/21/2012 9:23:40 PM

broodmares are checked before and after breeding, others as needed. most not at all.

8/21/2012 8:34:31 PM

annual check up and vaccinations

8/21/2012 8:09:05 PM

Any time they come out they look at them

8/21/2012 7:41:26 PM

My horses get shots twice a year and their teeth checked once a year.

8/21/2012 7:04:58 PM

regular scheduled shots

8/21/2012 7:03:29 PM

Normally twice a year unless there is an emergency.

8/21/2012 7:01:39 PM

They go for their shots and for any other health problems that arise.

8/21/2012 6:42:24 PM

Unless one gets sick.

8/21/2012 6:09:15 PM

We have a thorough spring checkup of all equines & goats, inc vacs

8/21/2012 6:06:06 PM

+ anytime I think my horse may need a vet.

8/21/2012 6:00:32 PM

or as needed for sickness ingeruy

8/21/2012 5:19:54 PM

He has the greatest concern and would come in the middle of the night, if needed.

8/21/2012 5:15:33 PM

Vet visit for teeth every two years and emergency only

8/21/2012 5:05:57 PM

For vaccins and teeth

8/21/2012 5:03:28 PM

2 medical checks= spring and fall + vaccinations

8/21/2012 4:39:55 PM

usually every 3-4 mos.

8/21/2012 4:08:01 PM

more often if there is concern over anything.

8/21/2012 3:49:07 PM

twice a year for vaccinations, unless some other problem arises

8/21/2012 12:07:04 PM