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  1. #1
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    Default Cost for a float??

    My vet recently retired and so I've had to move to a new one. Haven't met her yet, but she's close to the barn and I've not a lot of options. My guy is going in next week for a float and a couple other things, so I asked for an estimate. The float is nearly twice what I've been paying! Can anybody give me an idea of their typical float costs? This isn't a dentist, just a regular vet and a basic, in office float.
    "Je suis Pony Owner."



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    I just paid $150 for a dentist and the vet to come out. I think it would've been the same had I hauled in.
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    That's got to be expensive, how much oil can you press out of a chipmunk?



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    I live in NOVA which is a very expensive area. I pay my dentist about $275 though he is very good and a specialist. When I had my vet do the float it was $80 not including sedation and the farm call.



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    $120 for float, sed., and partial farm visit fee. Done by my vet.
    I live in MD, about an hour northwest of DC.
    Barn rat for life

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    Done by an actual Equine Dentist, in Western Mass (although he drove down from VT), $65.

    He did 20 horses at the barn, not a single one needed to be sedated. (Including my high-strung "I panic at the slightest thought of pressure" TB mare)

    I was very happy with the quality of the work.

    Paid something like $140 for my vet to do it the year before, with sedation, and was less than thrilled with the quality of work.



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    Specialty veterinary dentists around here run about $200/head.



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    I just paid $290.00, but that was a float and a cap removal. I have typically paid a flat $200.00 in the past.



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    Mid Atlantic area: I pay $145.00 for a float to the equine dentist. She also cleans his sheath. $10 for the sedation.



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    The last float I had was my vet (with a specialty in dentistry). $125 for the float, $60 for sedation.



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    Specialty veterinary dentist in the practice use: $225.



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    I paid 125 for float/sedation/partial farm call in central florida about two months ago.
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........



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    I think I pay $100 for the float, plus sedation and farm call. 10% off the float if done in February.



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    Wow. You guys get it cheap. With a special dentist plus paying for sedation--$250-$300. With the vet who is a dental specialist and sedates herself, about $250.



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    Okay. I feel much better! I've never paid more than $100 including sedation. When the secretary today said "180" I just about choked. Looks like I've been getting a deal all these years!
    "Je suis Pony Owner."



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    $85 including sedation - plus $50 farm call.
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