Poll

House Call

How often does your veterinarian make farm visits?

Only when there's an emergency
20%
145
Yearly for an annual exam, plus emergencies
33%
240
Twice a year, usually spring and fall, plus emergencies
37%
269
My vet is on the property at least once per month or more for regular appointments
9%
67

Total votes cast: 721

Comments & Write-in Answers

We don't really have the money to spend for it.

4/23/2012 10:16:29 PM

what the hell does bill casner know about horses he is an owner not a vet. How bout asking s

4/23/2012 10:10:40 PM

I keep my horses healthy with correct natural diet and natural lifestyle

4/23/2012 5:25:08 PM

I am a CA RVT so I can consult on the phone for simple procedures.

4/23/2012 3:23:50 PM

I'm out of range for my vet for farm calls so I transport my horses to him.

4/23/2012 2:27:57 PM

Very reliable and only a phone call away. Some issues are able to to advised on over the phone

4/23/2012 2:43:20 AM

Its easier for us to go the vet clinic.

4/22/2012 11:56:54 PM

i also had some 'elective' surgery done on one horse, give my own shots but vet has to draw coggins

4/22/2012 4:39:45 PM

Our vet will come to our farm any time that we request him!

4/21/2012 11:55:02 PM

Had a stress fracture on my gelding's rear leg that required more visits than normal this yr.

4/21/2012 8:51:17 PM

Vet called as needed-not always for emergencies

4/21/2012 4:35:15 PM

My Vet comes out yearly for vaccinations or if emergencies

4/21/2012 3:50:10 PM

Horses are most efficiently seen in the clinic where the facilities are immediately available.

4/21/2012 3:12:03 PM

The vet comes to the barn each week

4/21/2012 7:02:54 AM

Racehorses need it!

4/21/2012 6:24:22 AM

I have only one elderly large animal vet in my county. I take horses to his property.

4/20/2012 11:44:28 PM

We haul to them

4/20/2012 10:52:50 PM

Thank goodness for our Vets! Especially in "Rural Areas"

4/20/2012 10:41:10 PM

I give my own shots except for rabies, vet gives that and comes for emergencies

4/20/2012 2:45:35 PM

I prefer to take my horses to the vet office for regular check ups. Farm calls are for emergencies.

4/20/2012 11:23:15 AM

The survey doesn't take into consideration large farms that have Vets visiting daily or 3-5 x wkly

4/20/2012 10:02:58 AM

actually lucky enough to board our horses at the same place as our Vet!!

4/20/2012 8:06:55 AM

Comes for chiro appts, shots, etc. We have 22 horses in our stable.

4/20/2012 12:57:50 AM

With the way prices are and the economy have no choice right now

4/19/2012 8:52:53 PM

Also anytime we feel a vet's attention is necessary.

4/19/2012 7:54:53 PM

MY vet has a great Equine Clinic within 15 minutes of the barn, so it is easier to take them there.

4/19/2012 6:32:12 PM

Once a year for shots and coggins, unless theres an emergency

4/19/2012 6:23:50 PM

More often than twice a year but also for routine events such as tooth flotation, pregnancy tests

4/19/2012 4:17:17 PM

our rural area vets here son't seem to make house calls you have to go to them

4/19/2012 6:40:57 AM

I skip the yearly exam it costs too much 4 and it is a waste, I can tell if they are sick or not.

4/19/2012 12:30:36 AM

30 horses, I know my vets pretty well.

4/18/2012 8:23:08 PM

injuries

4/18/2012 6:31:52 PM

I love my vet, but the less we see of him the better!

4/18/2012 4:15:33 PM

I trailer to the vet for all other exams/vaccinations.

4/18/2012 3:58:25 PM

My vet is wonderful-I wish he was a human doctor!

4/18/2012 3:42:06 PM

We usually try to combine annual dentistry with vaccination visits

4/18/2012 1:10:08 PM

I normally haul to her

4/18/2012 11:18:28 AM

split up routine immunizations

4/18/2012 10:56:00 AM

We breed so he's there a couple of times for sonograming, etc., plus emergencies/branding/teeth

4/18/2012 8:57:12 AM

We give EEE/WNV twice a year due to mosquito levels

4/18/2012 7:14:00 AM

Now that I no longer have elderly horses the vet calls are on a more regular basis (not emergency).

4/17/2012 9:44:00 PM

My vet gives annual shots in a series of two visits each spring due to the amount of vaccines in NY.

4/17/2012 9:21:06 PM

We haul in for regular appointments.

4/17/2012 7:45:56 PM

It's easier and cheaper to haul the horse to the vet clinic.

4/17/2012 7:34:11 PM

he comes when I make an appointment for any thing.

4/17/2012 6:37:28 PM

Spring and fall vaccinations require multiple visits plus see them at our large facility quite often

4/17/2012 6:35:37 PM

Thank goodness, no emergencies yet where the vet would need to come out.

4/17/2012 6:33:45 PM

once a week unless there is an emergency, then more frequent

4/17/2012 6:31:43 PM

We cannot get a vet to come out here at all. Neighbors horse peroshed after 3 days with no vet

4/17/2012 5:28:42 PM

Not spring and fall, but twice in spring for exam and shots. Other as needed or requested.

4/17/2012 4:56:07 PM

We compete all over the south so gotta keep them tip top

4/17/2012 4:35:09 PM

The vet is close and hauling is cheaper than farm call fee.

4/17/2012 1:57:32 PM

I try to see my vet as infrequently as possible, but generally several times in a year.

4/17/2012 10:31:18 AM