Poll

Vaccination Nation

Who primarily gives vaccinations to your horse?

Veterinarian
53%
849
Barn manager/trainer
2%
31
Myself
44%
703
Other (please specify)
2%
28

Total votes cast: 1611

Comments & Write-in Answers

have no other option in england

5/4/2009 9:07:21 PM

i know how to handle my horse others dont

5/4/2009 3:18:10 PM

We give the 6-way FortDodge vaccine to the herd. Foal shot to weanlings.The vet gives the Rabies.

5/4/2009 3:13:42 PM

MY VEt gives the vaccines that I can't order myself.

5/4/2009 11:41:39 AM

Given my horses vaccines for 23 years

5/4/2009 11:27:14 AM

Vet gives Rabies and West Nile, all other vaccinations I personally give my horses.

5/4/2009 10:23:10 AM

46 years I have owned and loved these animals, giving them thier vax is as easy as one, two, three

5/4/2009 12:18:20 AM

Amazing that you can buy tetanus & strangles injections from feed stockist in Western Australia

5/3/2009 11:15:52 PM

The vet, of course. I want it done right.

5/3/2009 10:36:06 PM

The vet costs so much for the things the horses can't do without. I give the shots to save money.

5/3/2009 9:21:24 PM

Learning how to vaccinate it very important, in case you have to vaccinate in an emergency.

5/3/2009 9:08:08 PM

My vet has this task once per year in the Spring

5/3/2009 4:40:14 PM

my vet,just in case they have a bad reaction to the vaccines

5/3/2009 2:54:33 PM

Vet. has to give rabies, I can get & give the rest.

5/3/2009 11:23:00 AM

Obviously my vet gives the rabies shot

5/2/2009 10:04:20 PM

We r not allowed to vaccinate our own horses in ontario.

5/2/2009 9:08:17 PM

I consult my vet, but vaccinate myself, I put the savings into my horses' upkeep

5/2/2009 12:38:13 PM

I do. Unless they are going to be traveling, etc. and require a certificate of proof.

5/2/2009 11:46:02 AM

Vet gives first half and checks teeth, leaves second half which I give

5/2/2009 10:59:25 AM

Vet for those I can't get thru the vet catalogs

5/2/2009 9:19:08 AM

My farrier does this for me.

5/2/2009 8:27:10 AM

Do you realize Ms. Munderloh has more feelings for a dead horse than a blood relative?

5/2/2009 4:49:45 AM

This is just something I don't fool around with since I only have one horse.

5/1/2009 10:48:21 PM

I pay for them, my sons give them, since I live too far away.

5/1/2009 9:05:40 PM

only my vet give vaccination in case of sudden reaction

5/1/2009 9:03:05 PM

I know how to do it, but it makes the veterinarian much more cooperative, if allowed to do it

5/1/2009 8:30:04 PM

My injection techniques are better. My vet says so. I buy the vaccines from him.Both of us are happy

5/1/2009 5:28:26 PM

Vet comes to the facility to vaccinate all boarders; we're all given a 10% discount for this

5/1/2009 3:02:59 PM

I have 6 horses. I can give shots to 4, but 2 are jerks and need stocks, so they go to the vet.

5/1/2009 9:24:48 AM

I must or he will not come if there is an emergency

5/1/2009 8:49:27 AM

vet does rabies and coggins i do the rest

5/1/2009 6:10:20 AM

Vet gives rabies, I give others.

5/1/2009 1:47:32 AM

I have seen a horse collapse from a reaction to owner administered shot. No vet to give ephenephrine

5/1/2009 1:18:52 AM

and occasionally my barn manager/boarder

5/1/2009 12:23:50 AM

Take advantage of my vet's knowledgel as a nurse I could give myself.

5/1/2009 12:05:26 AM

would like to have vet do it but too expensive all at once brr

4/30/2009 7:43:28 PM

PLEASE taper your vacc. to indiv. needs. Your horses immune sys. is being compromised by overvacc!!

4/30/2009 7:31:54 PM

No one, vaccines do not provide immunity, the immune system does. Vaccines just destroy health.

4/30/2009 5:45:59 PM

Either myself or male domestic partner

4/30/2009 5:12:58 PM

myself with approval/input from my vet

4/30/2009 5:12:48 PM

Friend who works at a vet clinic

4/30/2009 5:06:27 PM

Vet...we can't do our own rabies in CA so if he's going to come from that, then he does them all.

4/30/2009 5:04:14 PM

We do it ourselves. Saves money. We take our horses to the vet when need be, however.

4/30/2009 3:57:31 PM

Much less stressful for the horses.

4/30/2009 2:39:39 PM

My vet gives rabies and prepares the other shots, which I administer.

4/30/2009 2:18:02 PM

I order my own vaccines and give them myself.

4/30/2009 2:12:36 PM

choose not to vaccinate due to side effects

4/30/2009 1:28:53 PM

i don't trust anyone but the vet.

4/30/2009 1:23:03 PM

I do it if I have to do more than the reg. spring shots

4/30/2009 1:09:29 PM

my daughter in law is a vet. Lucky me!

4/30/2009 12:28:09 PM

Except for rabies which I cannot buy

4/30/2009 12:25:02 PM

We limit the # of vaccines given at one time..

4/30/2009 11:53:24 AM

I am a small animal veterinarian.

4/30/2009 10:10:15 AM

To save money, I get them from my vet

4/30/2009 8:29:07 AM

the vet administers the vaccine on a regular basis they have a chance to see any subtle health issue

4/30/2009 8:24:12 AM

I only have my vet do vaccinations since I lack the experience to do this type of thing

4/30/2009 1:01:56 AM

Actually I do the 5 way, vet does rabies, WNV

4/29/2009 11:44:55 PM

with Vet kept records

4/29/2009 11:37:29 PM

I used to do the shots. But I like my vet to handle and see my horses at least once a year.

4/29/2009 10:42:04 PM

I can't aford the vet to do 13+ horses

4/29/2009 10:35:28 PM

Vet gives all shots 2x/year and does a check-up at same time. I give any IM/IV meds.

4/29/2009 9:22:43 PM

Yearly vaccinations are given by my vet. Only sometimes have I given a second dose of something

4/29/2009 8:24:42 PM

A friend is good at giving needles. Daughter can give needles but not to her own horses????

4/29/2009 7:35:30 PM

everything but Rabies - not allowed in Texas

4/29/2009 6:53:30 PM

Except of course vaccines like rabies

4/29/2009 6:45:17 PM

When I lived in the city the vet did. Now the vet is 30min away I do.

4/29/2009 5:39:32 PM

friend who i bought my horse from

4/29/2009 3:50:16 PM

I give all but rabies which I cannot purchase in NY

4/29/2009 3:48:19 PM

I prefer the vet just in case of an adverse reaction from the vaccine

4/29/2009 3:16:43 PM

I give all I can to save $$ and vet gives the rest (rabies mainly)

4/29/2009 2:14:34 PM

Spring- Vet, including Rabies since we can't inject ourselves in California

4/29/2009 2:05:07 PM

only muscular shots

4/29/2009 1:38:28 PM

I want to remain on my vet's "A"list meaning they will respond to an emergency otherwise I would vx

4/29/2009 12:57:06 PM

except for WNV, whihc insurance co. now requires vet to give

4/29/2009 12:46:13 PM

vet given required by colic insurance

4/29/2009 12:43:47 PM

I have a great Vet, who keeps cost low.

4/29/2009 12:25:54 PM

both, I spread out their vaccines

4/29/2009 12:10:55 PM

I'm not comfortable doing it. I may do it wrong.

4/29/2009 12:04:48 PM

99% of the time

4/29/2009 11:58:15 AM

Equine practicioner

4/29/2009 11:51:16 AM

waste of money to have vet out to do something so simple

4/29/2009 11:44:18 AM

My horses are vaccinated by my daughters-one of whom is a veternarian, or myself.

4/29/2009 11:20:47 AM

I use my vet for the vaccines that I can't purchase.

4/29/2009 10:39:55 AM

gives me proof, in nc vet has to give rabies shot

4/29/2009 10:39:48 AM

Vet gives them now, but I did when I had less money

4/29/2009 10:34:07 AM

I once had a vet squirt the vaccines on the ground behind the horse instead of give the injection.

4/29/2009 9:54:18 AM

growing up on a farm I learned to do them myself plus it is cheaper than a vet

4/29/2009 9:47:52 AM

Vet but give to one horse that "hates" the vet

4/29/2009 9:20:12 AM

I have the vet out in the Spring to do checkups and vaccinations, but give the Fall shots myself

4/29/2009 9:12:07 AM

The horses that I show the vet vaccinates. My broodmares I vaccinate.

4/29/2009 8:53:22 AM

By having my vet give them, I know my vet values me as a client and will be available in emergencies

4/29/2009 8:36:47 AM

order them are cheaper, giveing them myself is cheaper too.

4/29/2009 8:16:48 AM

vet also draws Coggins at the same time

4/29/2009 8:15:16 AM

Except for those only available through a vet ie. Rabies

4/29/2009 7:59:54 AM

A FRIEND

4/29/2009 7:58:13 AM

Having had reactions to vaccinations, I always want my vet involved

4/29/2009 7:43:21 AM

I am pretty sure that according to Danish law, vaccinations must always be given by the vet.

4/29/2009 7:32:36 AM

Our veterinarian administers the first round, and leaves the rest for me to administer.

4/29/2009 7:21:19 AM

It is much cheaper to buy and give your own vaccines.

4/29/2009 7:11:14 AM

vet in spring when rabies is boosted, but I usually do late summer EEE/WNV boosters

4/29/2009 7:11:03 AM

Our barn vet charges amazing prices to vaccines...not good

4/29/2009 7:08:06 AM

Vets are just too expensive anymore.

4/29/2009 6:53:10 AM

Vet for spring and fall shots. I give all others - Banamine,Adequan, etc.

4/29/2009 1:21:05 AM

I am the farm manager

4/29/2009 12:01:59 AM

except rabies & that's given by a licensed veterinarian

4/29/2009 12:00:25 AM

And by doing so, my cost is waaaay less than 1/2 what I'd have to pay a vet.

4/28/2009 11:40:50 PM

Helps to keep the client/vet relationship active.

4/28/2009 11:31:27 PM

The cost of having the vet vaccinate 30 plus head is prohibitive.

4/28/2009 11:14:10 PM

Our friends help us

4/28/2009 11:03:04 PM

Vet needs to certify rabies shot & then I do 2nd series of vaccines

4/28/2009 11:02:56 PM

my vet comes to our boarding barn 2 times a year for vacs

4/28/2009 10:36:53 PM

Only vets can get the necessary medicines to complete the series of vaccinations

4/28/2009 10:35:32 PM

except for rabies

4/28/2009 10:18:13 PM

Vet gives Rabies, I do the rest myself.

4/28/2009 9:40:50 PM

Vet did until we were jobless

4/28/2009 9:39:08 PM

Our vet, but she has givern us the booster some times, save coming back

4/28/2009 9:31:27 PM

daughter's a Vet.

4/28/2009 9:22:52 PM

vets should vaccinate as novice or backyarders giviing injections can be fatal to your horse.

4/28/2009 9:08:42 PM

I"d rather have them keep the records, so if anything happens, I have proof.

4/28/2009 8:58:02 PM

She just got hers today!

4/28/2009 8:49:41 PM

though with the rising costs I may look for an alternative

4/28/2009 8:01:28 PM

The Vet has access to vaccines which are better than the usual ones ordered by catalogue.

4/28/2009 7:39:33 PM

only since the state of CT mandates a vet give them if you travel

4/28/2009 7:39:23 PM

I'm a vet tech.

4/28/2009 7:23:59 PM

We used to do it, but can't get the rabies vaccine so might as well have the vet do all the shots.

4/28/2009 7:21:17 PM

Vets charge waaaay too much money for vaccines; I do my own. The only vaccine from the vet is rabies

4/28/2009 7:14:36 PM

Rabies and pulling for Coggins is left to my vet, that's it

4/28/2009 7:05:17 PM

Vet gives vet-only vaccines (rabies. W Nile); I give the rest.

4/28/2009 7:03:53 PM

except my rescue shetland pony who will not let anyone else do it.

4/28/2009 7:02:20 PM

husband

4/28/2009 6:48:32 PM

I can give shots if necessary but feel not worth the risk of contaminated vaccines so I use the vet.

4/28/2009 6:47:42 PM

except ranies, the vet gives that.

4/28/2009 6:46:21 PM

While I am perfectly capable, using the vet for vax builds a relationship.

4/28/2009 6:39:31 PM

I cannot keep my operation feasible by using a vet for every shot

4/28/2009 6:31:14 PM

I don't normally give vaccinations.

4/28/2009 6:21:47 PM

I used to when I was younger and couldn't afford the vet call

4/28/2009 6:19:20 PM

I do not give more than 2 vaccinations at a time. No 4-way' 5-way etc. spread over 4 months

4/28/2009 6:03:45 PM

Just made the decision not to vaccinate anymore due to vaccine side effects. Vet used to administer

4/28/2009 6:02:27 PM

WAS TRAINED BY MY VET

4/28/2009 6:02:15 PM

I give everything but Rabies. Texas requires Vet for Rabies shots

4/28/2009 5:58:14 PM

As a nurse, I believe there is more to vaccines, than sticking in a needle!

4/28/2009 5:54:51 PM

I am a vet tech and I do titers on my horses, so I usually do not need vaccines.

4/28/2009 5:35:23 PM

Even if your vet usually does, every horse owner should know how to give an injection in emergencies

4/28/2009 5:29:23 PM

Unfortunately I need to save the barn call and price markup

4/28/2009 5:28:06 PM

Keeps good relations.

4/28/2009 5:26:38 PM

I've been a vet tech, my vet just hands me the shots while he does someone else's animals

4/28/2009 5:21:17 PM

Myself plus vet does ones I can't legally give/buy such as WNV, Rabies

4/28/2009 4:58:36 PM

it makes spacing them out over several months more affordable--rabies of course given by vet

4/28/2009 4:54:11 PM

My vet and or myself. I have 1 horse who can handle all the shots at once, so I give him the rest.

4/28/2009 4:39:55 PM

Friend

4/28/2009 4:35:12 PM

Having the vet vaccinate is easier and safer.

4/28/2009 4:30:19 PM

my spouse

4/28/2009 4:27:44 PM

To expensive to get vet. Farm call alone is $80.00

4/28/2009 4:22:09 PM

It is an opportunity for the vet to do a physical and for both of us to sync up on the horse.

4/28/2009 4:20:51 PM

I give everything that is legal, my vet gives west nile & rabies

4/28/2009 4:18:14 PM

Hate sticking him, but manage through.

4/28/2009 4:15:34 PM

No one I administer Nosodes which are homeopathic immunizations

4/28/2009 4:11:29 PM

If a reaction occurs, the Dr is right there to handle the problem

4/28/2009 4:10:59 PM

vet gives rabies, I give the rest a few weeks later

4/28/2009 3:59:59 PM

all but rabies can't buy shots

4/28/2009 3:57:26 PM

Friend

4/28/2009 3:56:54 PM

With veterinary advice and support

4/28/2009 3:56:10 PM

My vet administers the Rabies vaccination and I administer the rest.

4/28/2009 3:53:23 PM

Having lost one from a clostridial site injection infection, we now have our vet give all vacs.

4/28/2009 3:44:54 PM

I have the vet come out to check my horse and give these at the same time.

4/28/2009 3:44:20 PM

When you have a large herd, much more cost effective to do yourself!

4/28/2009 3:43:31 PM

I use to do it myself, but since I have to have coggins too, I go to a shot clinic and have it all

4/28/2009 3:30:52 PM

I vaccinate my horses myself, but I obtain the vaccines from my vet.

4/28/2009 3:30:35 PM

I buy them in 10 dose vials. Everything is recorded

4/28/2009 3:21:53 PM

I'm not comfortable doing it myself.I like to keep the vet in the picture anyway.

4/28/2009 3:17:38 PM

I give most of them and the vet does rabies

4/28/2009 3:17:38 PM

Have your vet show you how and where to vaccinate

4/28/2009 3:13:40 PM

my vet only administers the rabies shot

4/28/2009 3:08:19 PM

Everything but Rabies which is not legal in WA state to give unless you're a licensed Vet.

4/28/2009 3:06:46 PM

I purchase the vaccines from my vet and then give them myself - saves some money!

4/28/2009 3:02:23 PM

Except Botulism-vet does that one

4/28/2009 2:59:24 PM

I don't believe in vaccines

4/28/2009 2:57:50 PM

I have given them too

4/28/2009 2:55:01 PM

I have the vet do it, as I normally need teeth done or have questions! Someday maybe I'll do it.

4/28/2009 2:54:03 PM

one horse - not economical to do it myself

4/28/2009 2:53:22 PM

We have the vet out for Rabies and Strangles, but give a 5-way and west nile ourselves.

4/28/2009 2:53:21 PM

I am a barn manager

4/28/2009 2:53:02 PM

So much cheaper to buy 10 dose vial and a box of syringes than call the vet to do it!

4/28/2009 2:52:18 PM

i always vaccinate myself, it's cost effective

4/28/2009 2:48:07 PM

it is easier and i know how to give shots

4/28/2009 2:45:05 PM

My trainer taught me years ago and it has saved a lot of money. I still ask vet's opinion.

4/28/2009 2:42:58 PM

cost is less than ordering from feed store if vet is coming anyway

4/28/2009 2:38:19 PM

Better safe (with the vet) than sorry..

4/28/2009 2:35:26 PM

I used to do it myself when I could get epinephrine to have on hand

4/28/2009 2:34:59 PM

My vet is so expensive I may have to do it myself next time

4/28/2009 2:29:32 PM

We get the shots from our Vet or order them online and give them to them ourselves

4/28/2009 2:28:37 PM

20 horses I have to!

4/28/2009 2:22:33 PM

I have cut down the number of shots, however, to what is truly needed for my area!!!!

4/28/2009 2:22:08 PM

If I had more than my current 5 horses, I'd probably do it myself, but I leave it to my vet now.

4/28/2009 2:16:19 PM

80% me, 20% vet

4/28/2009 12:01:48 PM

vet only in case of reaction

4/28/2009 9:37:08 AM

After having a horse have a servere reaction, I'll pay the Vet in case things go wrong

4/28/2009 9:04:50 AM

I buy and give my own its cheeper

4/28/2009 8:54:52 AM