Medicine costs

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by sjewart, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    And round here. Fairly common to jab everything with it to stop Enzootic abortion. I can understand it in the face of a storm, but vaccination surely works out cheaper over the life of a ewe, without considering the overuse of Abs, etc.:scratchhead:
     
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  2. Forever Fendt

    Forever Fendt Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I agree fully with what you say,I think all the problems start with pet insurance as the small animal practice gets away with charging so much more that makes the job so much more lucrative and the large animal side is becoming a bit of a sideline,Mrs ff was quoted £89 per month for tablets ect for the house dog:facepalm: but the vet offered a 3 month prescription for £14 and advice to buy them online for about £40 for 3 months
     
  3. twizzel

    twizzel Member

    I cringed when a jab of betamox cost about £6 for my dog in the vet once... :eek:
     
  4. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    I'm paying £25 for Alamycin LA and £27 for Tetroxy Vet
     
  5. Poorbuthappy

    Poorbuthappy Member

    Location:
    Devon
    :eek:
     
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  6. Lili

    Lili Member

    :eek::eek: indeed.
     
  7. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    Yeah and very high costs for other meds too. Wouldn't be so bad if costs of vet services were cheaper but paid £60 call out charge recently and £296 for 2 hours 15 mins time on farm (not including med charges).
     
  8. Poorbuthappy

    Poorbuthappy Member

    Location:
    Devon
    No competition?
     
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  9. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    i
    would certainly ask for a breakdown of the charges(if you didnt already)

    i got pen and strep at 17 and ultrapenLA at 22
     
  10. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    OK so I was slightly out with price but having checked invoices it's still high IMO. DSC_0089.JPG DSC_0088.JPG
     
  11. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    I assume your not VAT registered?:scratchhead: I suspect most of the prices quoted on here will be ex. VAT, I know mine certainly are.

    Yours still look like crazy dear prices though, even without the VAT.
     
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  12. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    Thanks yeah I wasn't VAT registered until recently. Call out £69 though...and we are only 20 mins from surgery
     
  13. harperfarmer

    harperfarmer Member

    Paid £7.20/dose for rotavec. Vets were charging over £11 and were honest enough to say they couldn't compete with the price I got elsewhere. I pay direct debit with them which automatically gains 25% discount on vaccines. But I still check the statements like a hawk because what the admin staff say things will cost can sometimes be at odds with the statement. It never hurts to let them know you're checking things, without being rude about it.
     
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  14. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    Assume your vet wrote a prescription then?
     
  15. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Alamycin LA £16.47 +vat here, just checked vet invoices from December.
     
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  16. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    Good to know David. At least you're cheaper than my £21 +vat
     
  17. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    That would be at XLVets discount pricing.
     
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  18. harperfarmer

    harperfarmer Member

    No I ordered from Wessex animal health. I didn't require a prescription as it was a vaccine not an antibiotic.
     
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  19. sjewart

    sjewart Member

    Good to know.
     
  20. aangus

    aangus Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    Thought I was paying too much, but that is out of order.
    Call out for me less than 10 miles is less than £10 + vat
     
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