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    What is your vet's farm call & physical exam fee?

    I'm curious to see what others pay their vet for a farm call & physical exam fee? What state do you live in?
    Thought it would be interesting to see how prices are different in other areas. Just a random thought I had while bored in the car

    My vet charges $190 total for both. I'm in Maryland.

    #2
    In Virginia my vet charged a $60 vet call, can't remeber exam fee. If there were other horses the vet call would be split between us, once we had 20 horses on the same vet call, spring shots, and I only payed $3+ shots. We had another vet in the area who charges $40 with the same split if more than one got done.
    Now in California my current vet call is $75. Only have my horses at home so not sure if the split the fee or not. Given how far out I live I feel that this is a super price.

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      #3
      $50 farm call ($100 if emergency after hours), and $95 for a physical exam, basics like eyes, heart, lungs, etc etc. I am in Florida.

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        #4
        $60 for a farm call (she will split it only two ways, so if there are two separate owners they each pay $30, if there are 4 owners, each owner pays $30). Basic exam is I think $95... that is the basic lameness exam anyway, that I have done every year, so a basic physical exam is probably around there (I can't remember exactly).

        I'm in Ontario, Canada (so this is Canadian $, so I am pleased to see I pay similar to Americans!).

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          #5
          $105 for the call--non emergency, and I'm 8 miles from the clinic. Sigh.

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            #6
            I use 3 different clinics, they are all within 15-20 minutes of the farm. Two of the clinics I use do not charge a farm call fee. The exam fee is $135 and up depending on the level of the exam. The other one charges a $50 farm call fee ($150 after hours) and $100 exam fee.

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              #7
              I'm in Washington State. At the barn that is just down the street from my vet, he used to not charge a farm call but recently started doing so. I think it is like $50 or $60 for there, and then to come to my home barn about 30 miles away, the farm call is $80. Exam fee seems to depend on how much time it takes so it can vary a considerably. I think my latest exam fee was in the $75 range when he did kind of an annual once over, checked teeth, heart, weight, and was drawing blood and doing vaccines. But I've had that exam fee go up to $250 for more extensive and time consuming exams.

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                #8
                $105 for a farm call during regular hours. Exam depends on what they are there to see. Derm is $90, lameness is $160.

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                  #9
                  $50 routine farm call, plus $75 after hours/emergency. Exam runs about $75 give or take.

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                    #10
                    North Texas
                    $60 farm call, will split between owners if they all get on schedule beforehand
                    $75-$95 exam fee (depends on what she has to do)
                    when the world turns on you your horse will be there.
                    -ariah

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by WildLittleWren View Post
                      $50 farm call ($100 if emergency after hours), and $95 for a physical exam, basics like eyes, heart, lungs, etc etc. I am in Florida.
                      This is what I pay as well. Anything from $150-200 seems within the norm.

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                        #12
                        $50 farm call fee and no fee for a "brief physical exam" which includes just the basics (TPR, and eyes but my mare has a history of eye issues so I keep a very close watch on them). I do all the care for my mare and stay on top of everything and let my vet know of anything out of the norm.

                        The vets I use for my dogs doesn't charge an exam fee either when I take them for routine vaccinations (one exam included every year).

                        I'm in NH. And cant believe what some of you pay for that!
                        "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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                          #13
                          I am in Massachusetts, and have had two vets. With one practice, a smaller one focussing on school horses and back yard ponies, the farm call was $30 if she came outside the regular time, but she came every Thursday so if our horse saw her during that time it was nothing. The charged $45 for a basic lameness exam. Second vet, a lameness specialty and surgeon for performance horses (out of Atlantic Equine) has a $300 farm call since he comes from NH, split between clients. Exams range, the one I had done was $160 but very thorough.

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                            #14
                            I'm in Louisiana. Where we're at the farm call (during regular hours) is $20, and they do a brief physical exam every time they come out. I think they charge $75 for a new horse/annual more in depth physical. Lameness exams vary. I think last time it was $20 for the time it took for them to decide he needed to go into the hospital, but generally they're more expensive than that.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ryansgirl View Post
                              $50 farm call fee and no fee for a "brief physical exam" which includes just the basics (TPR, and eyes but my mare has a history of eye issues so I keep a very close watch on them). I do all the care for my mare and stay on top of everything and let my vet know of anything out of the norm.

                              The vets I use for my dogs doesn't charge an exam fee either when I take them for routine vaccinations (one exam included every year).

                              I'm in NH. And cant believe what some of you pay for that!
                              Agreed! I'm in NE Tennessee and the farm call is $35 (granted, I'm only about 4 miles from the vet office) and no charge for the standard physical exam. Exams for specific problems (e.g. eye injury, colic, lameness, etc.) would certainly have a charge associated with them.

                              I can tell you that my gas colic vet visits come to around $180, which includes farm call, exam, IV banamine, IV sedation, and naso-gastric oil treatment.
                              "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                                #16
                                I'm in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida.
                                Farm call $50, Exam $75
                                Working horses is a little like being married. Sometimes you need to adjust and change your plan.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by joiedevie99 View Post
                                  $105 for a farm call during regular hours. Exam depends on what they are there to see. Derm is $90, lameness is $160.
                                  We must use the same clinic

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                                    #18
                                    I just had the vet out for our gelding's abscess.

                                    $45 call fee
                                    $50 lameness exam
                                    $75 hoof abscess treatment

                                    Rural far West Texas

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