Friday, September 28, 2012

hobby horse blog hop #30

Here are the rules:
Answer one or all of the prompts. Link back to Living a Dream's post. Visit other blogs. And don't forget to ask a question of everyone else!  Click on the Hobby Horse icon to go to the original blog post at Living a Dream.

1. Are you up-to-date on your shots? 
Probably not. I hate shots. I loathe them. I am terrified of them. I am sure I need a tetanus shot, but those are very painful, so I'll take a pass. I just got over the flu, so I am not getting a flu shot. Well. . .I wouldn't get one even if I didn't just have the flu. Not sure what other shots are out there, but I probably won't be getting them.

2. What about your animals? What are your feelings about annual vaccinations?
Shyloh is up to date on her shots. The vet will be coming out soon to do fall shots. Since I am unsure of her vaccination history, I have been getting her all her shots, as recommended. And we board, so I don't know what all the other boarders vaccinate against and some of those horses travel. And since we travel, especially to another state, I want to protect her. The dogs. . .I don't think they are up to date on some shots. Rabies, yes, but not sure about all the others. They don't go anywhere and Cooper is older, so I don't think we need them. 
My feelings on vaccinations. . .a necessary evil that I am sure is way over done. A pharmaceutical conspiracy. But, if I did not get the shots, I am sure all the worst would happen. Isn't that how it works?

3. If you could travel anywhere... where would you go? What sort of things would you like to do or see? 
Australia! I would love to see the Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos, the outback, everything! I would also like to go back to Germany and then visit other European countries. See the famous sites in France, Italy, and England and check out all the other interesting and historical sites Europe has to offer. 

4.What are your preferred ways to travel?
Car for sure for going distances! I actually hate driving everyday, I think it's the traffic. But a car will not get me to Australia or Europe, so airplane it is. I do have my sea legs, so boat or ship would be fine by me as well! We really need to get working on some sort of teleport device. It will free up a bunch of time and reduce travel related stress!

My question: What yearly check up stuff do you have your vet do on your horse?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, let's work on teleporting!
    In addition to fall and spring shots (I usually gave the fall shots myself) I would take in an annual fecal sample. The vet had a suggested sequence of wormers that I'd use throughout the year. The vet checked basic health - heart, lung, temperature and overall appearance.
    The Chiro I used is associated with the equine clinic and is a licensed vet. I liked her exams as she was more thorough .... of course, one paid for that thoroughness!


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