Poll

DIY Vaccinations?

How do you vaccinate your horse?

I vaccinate my horse myself following my vet's instructions.
28%
210
I give my horse some of his vaccines; my vet gives him the rest.
17%
127
My vet does all of my horse's vaccinations.
51%
383
I don't vaccinate my horse.
4%
28

Total votes cast: 748

Comments & Write-in Answers

I trained race horses for the public for 34 years. Good horse vets showed me the proper way to vacc

4/16/2012 10:34:55 PM

I buy my vaccines from the vet so i know they are handled and stored properly.

4/16/2012 7:46:30 PM

This year I gave some as I was going to an early show. Usually vet does all

4/16/2012 7:39:40 PM

Can't give my own rabies shots, that's it.

4/16/2012 5:08:47 PM

And talk about expensive!

4/16/2012 4:52:56 PM

I receive my vacs from my vet though

4/16/2012 3:18:14 PM

only for West-Nile

4/16/2012 2:56:36 PM

I'd rather the vet visited at least twice a year, if even just to keep an eye on things.

4/16/2012 2:42:41 PM

None of the above. I vaccinate my horse after doing my own research.

4/16/2012 2:19:45 PM

Vet does a yearly wellness check during vaccination appointment.

4/16/2012 12:39:04 PM

on occasion the vet has left vacc's for me to give when she has determined it best to split them up.

4/15/2012 7:47:21 PM

the advance medicination< i ask the vet to administrster

4/15/2012 6:45:19 PM

Some of my horses have had bad reactions so always have vet vaccinate.

4/14/2012 10:31:23 PM

I am considering doing my own vacciinations since I have two horses and two dogs.

4/14/2012 10:24:44 PM

I've never needed to have rabies done so I just do the basics myself and save lots of $

4/13/2012 8:51:35 PM

The vet does rabies and we do all the rest

4/13/2012 3:57:44 PM

I just buy them at feed stores and give them. It's easy, and a lot cheaper than going to the vet.

4/12/2012 11:51:15 PM

not hard to do!

4/12/2012 7:58:51 PM

The vet vaccinates the horses we have insured, we give the non-insured horses their vaccines.

4/12/2012 3:01:20 PM

Major issue:vets often suggest too many vaccs no proof of effect or need for location

4/12/2012 1:08:45 PM

Vet does all to ensure I have valid records for entering and leaving the state through the Ag stop.

4/12/2012 9:21:04 AM

I used to give my own; but nowhere to buy them where I live now.

4/12/2012 2:39:01 AM

Given spaced out to prevent possible allergic reaction

4/12/2012 2:19:49 AM

I know my limitations, vet does all the "ouchies".

4/11/2012 5:09:42 PM

my vet gives rabies and intranasal flu vaccines

4/11/2012 4:00:36 PM

It just takes practice and carrots!

4/11/2012 3:09:41 PM

My vet does health exams with vax; very important.

4/11/2012 10:43:20 AM

I do all vaccines except rabies since by law I can not give rabies.

4/11/2012 9:59:00 AM

by law, vet must give rabies shot, I do all others myself

4/11/2012 7:08:53 AM

All come from my vet, but sometimes I pick them up from him and do them myself

4/11/2012 7:06:53 AM

i vaccinate my horses myself

4/11/2012 6:26:30 AM

Lots of people vaccinate w/o any vet instructions using reports on area problems

4/10/2012 11:53:27 PM

Have the vet out in May for check-ups, vacs, and a goat check-up too!

4/10/2012 10:59:21 PM

I vaccinate all my horses but I don't need instructions from my vet - been doing it for yrs myself!

4/10/2012 9:51:36 PM

Vaccinate your horse but NOT yearly. There is no proof a horses immune system fails after a year!

4/10/2012 9:26:33 PM

I do most of my vacinations, but if I'm going to need proof, I have my vet do them.

4/10/2012 9:13:54 PM

I always vaccinate my horses myself; take vet's advice on what to vaccinate for

4/10/2012 9:13:27 PM

It is a good time for an overall physical exam, check teeth, etc.

4/10/2012 8:18:08 PM

I have my vet out annually in the spring for teeth, sheath & shots.

4/10/2012 7:02:41 PM

I do not do strangles vaccine, my vet does it.

4/10/2012 6:43:50 PM

The vet is much better at this than I am.

4/10/2012 6:36:06 PM

I refuse to put my horses at risk of anaphylactic shock without a vet on hand!

4/10/2012 5:46:12 PM

Does more harm than good

4/10/2012 5:28:23 PM

The only vaccine done by the vet is rabies ,I can get all the others.

4/10/2012 5:24:16 PM

We give 4 in one, Potomac and West Nile to 15 horses ourselves to save $

4/10/2012 5:05:14 PM

only because I can't do the rabies, state law.

4/10/2012 4:40:48 PM

with 25 horses, I vaccinate them all

4/10/2012 4:38:57 PM

I make the decisions about which vaccines my horse gets and when.

4/10/2012 4:23:11 PM

rabies vaccine is especially important!

4/10/2012 4:20:58 PM

Fine to give some with vet recommendations but prefer the vet to administer

4/10/2012 4:07:02 PM

Vaccines are the "bread & butter" of most vet clinics. It's my thanks to him for

4/10/2012 3:59:15 PM

I used to do it all myself. Just easier to have vet do it.

4/10/2012 3:57:15 PM

They get their yearly check up & coggins test at the same time.

4/10/2012 3:27:46 PM

We do all our own except rabies, which our vet does.

4/10/2012 3:17:07 PM

I give my horse his own joint supplements, which are injections.

4/10/2012 3:16:50 PM

Have one that has reactions and another that has to be restrained. So both ways!!

4/10/2012 3:02:59 PM

Annual shots & physicals are required in my barn.

4/10/2012 2:52:17 PM

My vet does rabies and coggins and i do everything else

4/10/2012 2:40:28 PM

We give our own. Doing so long before our vet was in school.

4/10/2012 2:08:46 PM

Vet does my horses shots in spring and checks teeth at the same time.

4/10/2012 2:04:34 PM

Too many vaccs caused an immunity problem.. just now recovering years later.

4/10/2012 1:18:38 PM

It's crucial to involve your vet in vaccinating your horses!

4/10/2012 10:52:05 AM

I may start doing some myself as a cost savings measure.

4/10/2012 10:44:56 AM