Guess the cost!

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by kiraSpark, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Ok, following on from Sils thread, feel free to add your photos too...and give some details to help with the guessing *#)

    How much do you reckon this cost?
    Vet out at normal hours.
    15km travel, so 30km there and back.
    Antibiotics (1 bottle)
    Anti-tetanus injection
    Anti-toxin injection (!)
    Bute satchets
    Assorted poultices and bandages left with us.
    Vet sliced off the flap bit thats hanging down, and bandaged up.
    All up the vet was here maybe 20 minutes.

    Photo taken just before vet arrived.

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  2. Ali

    Ali Well-known Member

    ok, I'll play.... erm $550??
  3. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member


    I'll find my pictures :D
  4. old_mate

    old_mate Well-known Member

    concidering my chicken cost me $204.00 and the vet did not travel, around $700.00
    But the last time I had the vet to my horse it only cost me $280.00
    -injection AB
    -anti tet shot
    -sleepy shot
    -dressing of wound
    IT was really cheap compared to taking the dog to the vet
    -injection $110.00
    -consult fee $80.00
    -wound dressing $40.00
    -medication $88.00
    and the vet did not come to me i had to wait for 55 mins.

    I think that some horse vets are really good value for money.
  5. sambo

    sambo Well-known Member

    At least $700:)))
  6. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Here we are I have two:



    Sorry I don't have a break down of the costs but she had penicillin like normal, vet had 70km of travelling to do, around for 45 minutes. Stitched the flap up and bandaged THEN I floated her to town the next day and she was knocked out, the flap removed and re-bandaged...

    INJURY TWO(but not her second :().


    Unfortunately this photo 3 weeks later. This photo is the first bandage change after she returned from the vets (You can see where they cut back the proud flesh) I found her late at night and bandaged her up to control bleeding and it wasn't removed until she made the vet.

    Floated to Perth to a horse vet (won't name names!), fuel not included in price!

    Knocked out again, flap removed and leg cleaned up.
    3 weeks stay until I could pick her up. Bandage change every 3 days.

    All the pink skin is scaring from the injury in the first photo.
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  7. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    hehe kira i hope you used the best equine vet in albany!!! :D

    i know we're perceived as very expensive but meds & bandaging cost US a lot too....i professionally don't whack big mark-ups on stuff i sell.
    (do i Lena?*#)!!!)

    & it's also the time we spend AWAY from the clinic which is expensive. so even tho only 30kms of travel & 20 mins seeing prob, that'd be an hour away from clinic that other cases get backed up in.....
    compared to $120/hr our harvest machine mechanic charges, & similar for our local auto-electrician, we're not THAT bad!!!!
  8. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Ok, I can tell you that none of you are even in the ball-park yet!!!!!!!!!
    Old mate is somewhat close. :}

    Beagle, I used the vets at the town that starts with 'Mount' something. Lovely vets but BY GOD talk about going overboard with injections, 'surgery'?? fees, and charging like a wounded bull!
    Usually we see C.D., learnt my lesson this time!

    Ill let you all have a few more guesses and then Ill tell you the amount. Trust me I nearly fainted when I saw it and I dont faint easily!! :p

    Arnie yours would have cost a PACKET! :(
  9. izzy2512

    izzy2512 Gold Member

    Hmm I'm going with $420 for yours Kiaraspark and $I-don't-want-to-know for yours Sarah :p

    I'll add one in! Yet to receive this bill so would actually be a helpful guide to the pain my bank account is about to receive :p


    OK first vet visit-
    Vet came after hours to flush/stitch/bandage, 1x sedation, 1x penicillin bottle, 2x bute, 1x tetanus
    second visit-
    Normal hours, came again to take out stitches/bandage and 1x bottle of prednoderm

    Vet is 6km away.

    Waiting for bill for both trips combined... eek
  10. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    note to self : increase profession fees immediately to get inline to other vets......:p
  11. izzy2512

    izzy2512 Gold Member

    Oh jeez not looking forward to my bill then :(
  12. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member


    And their only two of I think we're at injury number six now on the same leg :(. But only 3 vet visits.
  13. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Yep youre looking for around a grand for yours Izzy!!!! :p
  14. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    sheesh izzy, tell your vet to improve their suturing skills....

    hehehehe only kidding of course!:D
  15. cobbie

    cobbie Gold Member

    I'm going to guess $1150 and then say you got ripped cause that was my bill after 2 after hours visits on a weekend, 3 days living at the vets and numerous testings for a mystery illness which is still a mystery lol, wait...think I got ripped!! *#)
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  16. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Izzy....$850? (max)
  17. LisaJ

    LisaJ Well-known Member

    Eeeek guys those look painful to both the horse involved & the bank accounts!!! Touch wood mine are not costing much in vets fees at the moment but the big hound cost $350 for xrays & meds today & will cost me another $900 at the end of the month for crutiate ligament surgery.... love my big doofus dog.
  18. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Ok, Tarz is the closest...........that is a $1050 vet bill.... :(

    He charged a $300 'surgery' fee or something ridiculous for cutting that flap off (which he did in 2 seconds but its a 30 minute block that they charge!) Honestly, NEVER again. That didnt include the sedation either, that was on top.
    I did ring and question the bill too, but they wouldnt budge.
  19. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Out of curiosity, has anyone ever had the flap sewn back on and its worked?
    All the ones Ive seen and dealt with have never worked.
    So now, I just say, off with the flap! :p
  20. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    I know how you feel Kiraspark! When I read the bills there's so many little nicks and nacks added in that you have no idea really what their for (non-medical, just 'fees') and when questioned they can't really explain it.

    But I'm happy to have a good relationship with my local vet (unfortunately frequent thanks to an attention seeking pony that doesn't only hurt herself but gets colic too!), so I dismiss it now.

    But it adds up!

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