This Won't Hurt A Bit

Who administers vaccinations to your horse?

Veterinary technician
Barn manager/trainer
I vaccinate my own horse

Total votes cast: 1153

Comments & Write-in Answers

vet. gives rabies when coggins is drawn.

4/19/2010 11:40:08 PM

its best to space out vaccines about every 2 weeks its better for there immunine systems

4/19/2010 6:36:42 PM

I've always done my own. Grew up on a farm, we did our own everything.

4/19/2010 5:29:18 PM

Vets have access to better vaccines than do lay people.

4/19/2010 2:47:42 PM

My horses are seen by the Vet 2 times per year and are vaccinated, wormed and have a dental checkup.

4/19/2010 2:44:13 PM

I administer some but vet has to do rabies and take Coggins anyway

4/19/2010 1:40:12 PM

It's not hard to do. Have your Vet show you where to do it.

4/18/2010 6:01:23 PM

I have too many horses and have to watch my expenses.

4/18/2010 5:58:05 PM

vet does annuals & I do 6 month boosters

4/18/2010 3:42:04 PM

Myself & vet depending on which ones.

4/18/2010 2:15:16 PM

I have the ones done by my vet that I can't purchase

4/18/2010 12:45:59 PM

Vet does Rabies with Coggins, I do the rest to save money

4/18/2010 7:59:36 AM

Actually, children give them under the vet's supervision.

4/17/2010 11:16:50 PM

Vet handles rabies, I do everything else.

4/17/2010 8:58:32 PM

My vet gives most of the vaccinations, but leaves a few for me to do in 1-2 weeks as I don't like to

4/17/2010 5:25:34 PM

Easier done and cheaper

4/17/2010 11:52:34 AM

we vaccinate all 20 of herd w everything but rabies--vet does that on record

4/17/2010 7:45:13 AM

Much, much cheaper - Sorry to my vet.

4/16/2010 10:28:59 PM

My Vet showed me how.

4/16/2010 9:51:14 AM

I want it done right.

4/15/2010 8:48:19 PM

you have to pay more than double per shot through the vet but can order yourself and save.

4/15/2010 8:48:16 PM

I do all but rabies- Kansas law that vet must do rabies

4/15/2010 6:43:03 PM

I always have the vet vaccinate a new foal or a new horse until I know how they will react.

4/15/2010 6:18:23 PM

I do my own vaccs except for rabies, which is delegated to my vet, who usually has a tech do it.

4/15/2010 3:57:45 PM

It's not too hard and pretty easy.

4/15/2010 1:09:51 PM

i do my own and the vet does rabies/coggins

4/15/2010 11:46:45 AM

A few I vaccinate my horses

4/15/2010 11:19:48 AM

Sometimes the vet, sometimes my husband

4/15/2010 9:48:38 AM

I wish I could select 2, I am a Veterinary Technician, so I give my own vaccines

4/15/2010 8:43:31 AM

I just can't do it myself!

4/14/2010 11:25:40 PM

I do my own shots except for the ones I can't buy in California

4/14/2010 11:03:24 PM

I vaccinate 3 of mine, vet does 4th - off the track, needle resistant!

4/14/2010 7:19:42 PM

I am a vet tech - I have the DVM vaccinate - I still want a full exam and eval before vaccination.

4/14/2010 5:20:47 PM

Vet vaccinates horses when she does yearly wellness exam

4/14/2010 3:20:32 PM

My vet gives the rabies innoculation then I give the injections I deem appropriate for my area.

4/14/2010 2:21:55 PM

In Canada we have to buy vaccines from the vet so don't really have a choice

4/14/2010 12:42:43 PM

I am a veterinarian.

4/14/2010 12:07:38 PM

Law requires vet to administer.

4/14/2010 11:59:44 AM

Even though vets don't want you to, I have learned how

4/14/2010 11:52:12 AM

Vet gives rabies and West Nile, strangles, I give the rest

4/14/2010 9:50:05 AM

easier to get health cert if I have the Vet do it all.

4/14/2010 9:10:48 AM

Sometimes my vet, sometimes myself

4/14/2010 8:12:06 AM

I am a Veterinary Technician and I vaccinate my own.

4/14/2010 7:04:24 AM

As we all know we are all in need to save money. Own Vac's are easy and inexspensive.

4/14/2010 7:03:50 AM

I'm a vet nurse so do most of the treatments myself to save on costs

4/14/2010 6:25:35 AM

except rabies

4/14/2010 12:37:45 AM

My vet gives rabies vac.; I give the rest

4/13/2010 11:20:55 PM

I always have epinephrine on hand, and I don't give all my shots on one day, in case of reactions.

4/13/2010 11:12:07 PM

in NY only legal for vets, although many owners do their own

4/13/2010 10:08:09 PM

I've been trained as a vet tech.

4/13/2010 10:04:11 PM

Spring/fall shots get done along with a full check-up. Any "routine" shots I do myself.

4/13/2010 9:59:03 PM

Vet does rabies & coggins, I do the tetnus,eee,ewe,rhino and w. nile

4/13/2010 9:27:11 PM

veterinarian, sometimes he has his vet tech do it instead.

4/13/2010 8:48:28 PM

My horses prefer my shot giving since I am gentler. Even my vet practice agrees with me.

4/13/2010 8:24:43 PM

except rabies and IN vaccines...

4/13/2010 8:12:09 PM

Except for rabies, which is only available through a vet in my state.

4/13/2010 8:11:14 PM

I trust her completely to have the latest methods, info and vaccines.

4/13/2010 8:09:01 PM

i have the vet give one vaccine every three weeks to allow my horse's body to build immunity gradual

4/13/2010 7:50:44 PM

use to admin own shots till friend's horse died react from shots she gave

4/13/2010 7:26:54 PM

Our vet gives the rabies and coggins, we give the rest. It's so easy to do and they are so relaxed!

4/13/2010 7:19:17 PM

Vet vaccinates the health issue or touchy ones, I do the calm ones with no health issues

4/13/2010 7:11:28 PM

With 11 horses it is cheaper and I have for years. We give them in the chest alternating with hip.

4/13/2010 7:01:26 PM

I Really like my vet he is a really nice guy.

4/13/2010 6:47:03 PM

I can do it but because I CAN'T by CA law give rabies, the vet does it.

4/13/2010 6:43:36 PM

Used to vaccinate broodmares myself, but herd now younger horses, not as easy, so have vet do it.

4/13/2010 6:42:14 PM

Most are done by the Vet . If I have one out in training I will take vacs to do them myself .

4/13/2010 6:26:31 PM

I'm qualified to give you a shot but I can't stick my "babies."

4/13/2010 6:14:18 PM

Flu; vet. Tet; me

4/13/2010 6:08:48 PM


4/13/2010 5:57:55 PM

I save 100's by doing it myself

4/13/2010 5:53:59 PM

Vet vaccinates for Rabies and I do all the remaining vaccinations.

4/13/2010 5:42:13 PM

except for rabies, state required for vet to do.

4/13/2010 5:40:07 PM

I did my own for years then had a bad experience and nearly lost my mare due to a rare reaction.

4/13/2010 5:18:28 PM

Laws in CT demand Vet give shots< I used to give my own for much less cost before laws changed

4/13/2010 5:09:51 PM

I do everything but rabies myself (SC vet must do rabies)

4/13/2010 4:57:36 PM

Our vet is from Purdue Veterinary school. He brings student vet to vaccinate our horses.

4/13/2010 4:56:53 PM

I don't feel comfortable doing it myself

4/13/2010 4:54:28 PM

I want her to make sure my older horse does not need extra care.

4/13/2010 4:45:18 PM

It saves lots of money to do my own.

4/13/2010 4:33:42 PM

I used to vaccinate myself but not with this mare!

4/13/2010 4:32:17 PM

however both the vet and I vaccinate..I vaccinatle for sleeping sickness and tet,( fla)

4/13/2010 4:31:12 PM

We receive vaccinations as part of the OSU large animal teaching program

4/13/2010 4:19:47 PM

My horses get a well horse check at the time they get their shots.

4/13/2010 4:11:00 PM

Save yourself some money giving shots is not rocket science.

4/13/2010 4:06:52 PM

-might save some money doing my own, but prefer to have the vet get to know my horse & my address

4/13/2010 4:01:10 PM

Great time to do wellness check & check teeth

4/13/2010 4:00:30 PM

I'm a cat vet. Horse vet vaccinates my horses. If any reaction, he's there.

4/13/2010 3:56:48 PM

I do them all except for rabies, which vet does

4/13/2010 3:55:36 PM

If the vet is already on-site, he may do some

4/13/2010 3:52:27 PM

I get the vaccines from my Vet so there is a record of what they have been given.

4/13/2010 3:50:38 PM

All but the rabies vax.

4/13/2010 3:46:52 PM

I do part of the vaccinations, vet does the rest

4/13/2010 3:43:55 PM

except rabies

4/13/2010 3:41:50 PM

I vaccinate my own, except for rabies. Ilegal in MN for anyone but vet to administer.

4/13/2010 3:38:50 PM

I give some & the vet gives the rest. Saves me money & is easy to do.

4/13/2010 3:38:22 PM

Vaccinate my own, except for WNV which by law has to be administered by a vet here in NV.

4/13/2010 3:35:48 PM

As a former farmer, I had a LOT of experience treating animals. This included administering meds.

4/13/2010 3:29:50 PM

I'm a Farrier and with 6 Horses and 2 Donkeys, I've learned to do my own.

4/13/2010 3:27:09 PM

I'm a former vet tech - I do my own

4/13/2010 3:22:59 PM

Buy doses from Vet and I admin

4/13/2010 3:19:13 PM

. . . and NOT in the neck. Edema or infection possible. Use hip muscle. Get horse used to shots!

4/13/2010 3:17:47 PM

I am a vet tech at a large animal clinic so I have recieved training in this area.

4/13/2010 3:14:56 PM

I break down shots, down to a minimum if any

4/13/2010 3:13:27 PM

Every horseowner should learn how to give IM injections.

4/13/2010 3:13:08 PM

my vet does one round and I do the next a few weeks later

4/13/2010 3:09:57 PM

Rabies by vet.

4/13/2010 2:58:28 PM

I save tons of money by ordering my shots on line. West Nile and Rabies are sold by vet only.

4/13/2010 2:55:08 PM

We have the vet out to do rabies and coggins test but give all the others ourselves

4/13/2010 2:49:50 PM

It is great time for my vet to check my horse's overall heath.

4/13/2010 2:48:08 PM

While I vaccinate all the older horses, the vet vaccinates foals up to there yearling year.

4/13/2010 2:46:46 PM


4/13/2010 2:44:01 PM

horse is extremely allergic to most vaccines

4/13/2010 2:40:12 PM

Rabies & Coggins are done by Vet, we do all others ourselves.

4/13/2010 2:35:38 PM

I vacc. my own horses, but the vet has to give rabies. it's controlled in TX.

4/13/2010 2:34:51 PM

I do my own flu in fall though

4/13/2010 2:32:37 PM

Due to MD law, vet has to do Rabies shot

4/13/2010 2:32:02 PM

I have the vet do it so if there are any issues she knows she did it and also to check to see how th

4/13/2010 2:32:00 PM

my horses ALWAYS have a vaccination reaction so I have my vet administer with Bute "chaser"

4/13/2010 2:31:26 PM

mostly done by vet but i have done some myself

4/13/2010 2:26:32 PM

Vaccines I can administer I do, else my vet

4/13/2010 2:25:24 PM

They are still checked once a year for rabies, and for coggins, others we do

4/13/2010 2:25:00 PM

I am a Vet Tech.

4/13/2010 2:11:03 PM

Vet sees horses 2x/yr... just in case

4/13/2010 2:01:32 PM

My vet gives the rabies shot otherwise, I administer them.

4/13/2010 1:55:33 PM

I do, but vet does Rabies as law requires that.

4/13/2010 1:18:28 PM

the vet with a exam, I do any 3 wk boosters

4/13/2010 12:21:30 PM

When I vaccinate I have blood drawn Coggins tests too. Saves a second vet visit and money too.

4/13/2010 11:09:03 AM