Why Do You Need To Have A Veterinarian Come To Your Farm at least once a year?
Once a year I have all shots done by my vet and a wellness check.
Why would I do this when I can give the shots myself and save money?
- The vet needs to have a detailed plan to know the health and history of the equine they are caring for. Just like we need to see the doctor once a year for health and welfare checkup so does our vet. In an emergency my vet will come to my farm asap. If I have no history with my vet I may or may not be able to get a vet when an emergency comes and believe me on a farm they come.
- Having a wellness check and shots as needed tetanus and westnile at a minimum (depends on your exposure from other equine what shots are needed) saves me money along with the teeth opened and looked at some years nothing needs to be done.
- The vet will notice things we can do to save me money down the road such as teeth that need to be done again, i.e, my black mare Trophy just had her teeth done in September of 2014 she now has sharp points in five months these grew. They are so sharp they are pushing into her gums.
- I have a horse Palomino that gets hives her shots are spread out to not over load her immune system.
- Fecal samples are taken twice a year to prevent resistance free parasites (worms) on the farm. Once a year I give a wormer that hits everything to include removal of tapeworms. Your vet will tell you which wormer works best in your part of the world.
Took this photo of Roy’s(new mini donkey) tooth, sent a photo to my vet and will find out if this is normal or not looks painful. I always check the mouth and double-check to see all are eating and drinking, pooping to prevent colic. Poor oral health is a huge problem for optimum health and care of our domesticated equine just like us people. Why? In the wild they are eating sticks and things that grind down the teeth in domestication it is soft hay and grain. No donkey needs grain ever. Never feed alfalfa or any grass clippings to your equine. Test your hay for the best health results.
Please remember the cheapest item you will buy is the horse, donkey or mule.
Health care is 100% your responsibility! Keeping your domesticated equine in optimum health is easy when you do your homework and find a vet who has experience with donkeys and mules not all do. Same with the trimmer/farrier not all have experience with donkeys and mules so do your homework.
As needed my vet will refer me to a specialist; When I need a specialist as us humans do when sick my vet will do the research and send me to the best available closes as possible to my farm.Chiropractor has been needed in the past and a tooth specialist as Rocket Man is 22 this year a few years ago he had a tooth break. We had to have a tooth specialist dig it out. Rocket Man had oral surgery, I.V. in his neck and this took 4 ½ hours. Dr. DeLorey was able to successfully get the broken fragments of tooth out long by the way. If any were left in he would have got an infection and had to go to a trauma hospital costing us more money.
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