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    Reaction to vaccinations (in chest)

    My preference is to vaccinate in the chest, as although you get more horses form a bit of swelling they're very rarely overly sore with it. I think they swell more there as there's less muscle movement and gravity allows fluid to build up, unlike the neck or hind quarters which are constantly...
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    It's not against the code of conduct to refuse a PTS if the animal is not suffering... I've refused to put horses down before, on two occasions (totalling 9 ponies), when the owner has been in hysterics and under pressure to 'get rid' of all of their horses due to an unfortunate turn of life...
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    Retraining ex-racers thread

    What a lovely looking horse! I know of another exracer called Eagle (also chestnut) and he is a star, hopefully yours follows suit!
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    Interesting comment from vet re cost of living

    We had the discussion at work just a few weeks ago that it seems like more owners are PTSing horses who are not able to be ridden, rather than just retiring them. Can only assume cost must be coming in to it somewhere. I'm certainly not in any rush to go back up to two horses having lost Baby...
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    Neurectomy cost

    A palmar-digital neurectomy (to remove sensation to the feet)? Generally we charge between £1500-2000 + some for follow up bandaging for this, but it willl vary depending upon where in the country you are, size of horse etc.
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    Youngster riding crooked

    My young TB was crooked also, really hard to get her to bend to the left. I thought at first it was just me, as I am weaker down my left side, but I don't have this issue on any other horse I ride... Eventually she'd give and begin bending a bit, but it was a constant issue at the start of any...
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    Cost of euthanasia. (Sorry!)

    Is he good to syringe? If he’s a bit needle shy etc then it could be worth getting a tube of domosedan to make him a bit snoozy beforehand, so its less stressful all round for you (not nice if your last memories of him are him panicking about being injected)
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    Cost of euthanasia. (Sorry!)

    Is he good to syringe? If he’s a bit needle shy etc then it could be worth getting a tube of domosedan to make him a bit snoozy beforehand, so its less stressful all round for you (not nice if your last memories of him are him panicking about being injected)
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    Health cert

    An export health cert is not the same as a vetting/pre purchase exam - for exports all we check is that the horse doesn’t show signs of infectious disease, is the correct horse with the correct documentation and isn’t going to drop dead on the transporter. No trot ups, flexion tests, eye exam...
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    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    They definitely got into trouble about it previously (3-4 years ago) but I can’t remember the exact details. maybe they have subsequently tidied up their act. Either way, still illegal. I’m not agreeing with the massive drug company profits either, but at least it goes through the proper channels.
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    Omeprazole Injections Cost?

    Also illegal to import into the UK and have been in trouble lots of time with the american equivalent of our VMD, for their products not containing what they're supposed to contain... So please don't! Omeprazole injections are in the region of ~£180-200 per bottle at the moment, a standard...
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    Would you change vet / second opinion

    The problem is a wound on the actual point of the hock (i.e. not just elsewhere on the hock) is very different to a wound elsewhere/on the non-flexy bits of the limb - every time the horse takes a step it will flex it and keep reopening it. Unfortunately 3 year olds don't like to stand still...
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    How much realistically for a nice 3.5 tonne

    I have a trusty old Marlborough - it's not fancy and has needed bits and bobs sorting over the years but we paid £10k for it about 6 years ago and the horse area is solid. Mine doesn't have full height/stallion partitions, but I only transport experienced travellers in it, and it's high enough...
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    Do you insure your youngster?

    KBIS catastrophe cover would be a good one for if you have the funds for a weekend stitch up etc, but not for colic surgery, joint flushes etc. For a youngster however I'd probably just get a quote for full cover as it may not be much more than the catastophe cover (mine wasn't for the 5yr...
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    Horses that fail the vet

    I'm a vet and probably do ~50 pre purchase exams per year, I think it was about 80 in 2020... I've had several that people have still bought a horse that's failed the vetting (occasionally abysmally). The best reason yet for this was 'well I've driven all the way here with the box, so I might as...
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