Thyroid supplement

Thyroid supplement

Post by Gary Klechowit » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00


My horse is boarderline hypo-thyridic. The past three years my vet has recommended 1
tbsp daily supplement of thyro-l of which he sells me in #10 quantities. I just
ordered another tub from him and he informed me that the price has gone up to $168
per #10 tub. The price has been going up every year and I feel that I am at the
mercy of a drug lord. I asked him for a perscription soas I could buy it wholesale
myself but he refuses to give me one. He tells me that I can't get it cheaper than
he can supply it.

I am a bit pinched financially but want to make sure I give my horse the best care.
Am I being ripped off? Any advice is appreciated.

Gary.

 
 
 

Thyroid supplement

Post by Barbara Aren » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00

I used to buy mine from Valley Vet for 14.99 per 1Lb. containers.

I don't know if they have 10 Lb. sizes or what the price would be.

Hope this helps.

Barb Arendt
Bloomer,WI

 
 
 

Thyroid supplement

Post by Jennifer L Thompso » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>My horse is boarderline hypo-thyridic. The past three years my vet has recommended 1
>tbsp daily supplement of thyro-l of which he sells me in #10 quantities. I just
>ordered another tub from him and he informed me that the price has gone up to $168
>per #10 tub. The price has been going up every year and I feel that I am at the
>mercy of a drug lord. I asked him for a perscription soas I could buy it wholesale
>myself but he refuses to give me one. He tells me that I can't get it cheaper than
>he can supply it.

>I am a bit pinched financially but want to make sure I give my horse the best care.
>Am I being ripped off? Any advice is appreciated.

>Gary.

Yep, you're getting ripped off.  I buy Thryo-L from United Vet
Equine - (800) 328-6652, for $118.00 per 10 lb. pail.  I'd say
that by not giving you a prescription, your vet has got his own
interests in mind!

BTW, Omaha Vaccine also carries it for about $124.00 per 10 lb.

Hope this helps.

Jennifer
Blitz - Appendix QH mare
and
Mahriah - Arabian Brat

 
 
 

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Post by jml » Wed, 19 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >My horse is boarderline hypo-thyridic. The past three years my vet has recommended 1
> >tbsp daily supplement of thyro-l of which he sells me in #10 quantities. I just
> >ordered another tub from him and he informed me that the price has gone up to $168
> >per #10 tub. The price has been going up every year and I feel that I am at the
> >mercy of a drug lord. I asked him for a perscription soas I could buy it wholesale
> >myself but he refuses to give me one. He tells me that I can't get it cheaper than
> >he can supply it.

> >I am a bit pinched financially but want to make sure I give my horse the best care.
> >Am I being ripped off? Any advice is appreciated.

> >Gary.

> Yep, you're getting ripped off.  I buy Thryo-L from United Vet
> Equine - (800) 328-6652, for $118.00 per 10 lb. pail.  I'd say
> that by not giving you a prescription, your vet has got his own
> interests in mind!

> BTW, Omaha Vaccine also carries it for about $124.00 per 10 lb.

> Hope this helps.

> Jennifer
> Blitz - Appendix QH mare
> and
> Mahriah - Arabian Brat

The next time your horse is sick in the middle of the night call Omaha
Vaccine Co.

Kathy Leonard

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer L Thompso » Wed, 19 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Yep, you're getting ripped off.  I buy Thryo-L from United Vet
>> Equine - (800) 328-6652, for $118.00 per 10 lb. pail.  I'd say
>> that by not giving you a prescription, your vet has got his own
>> interests in mind!

>> BTW, Omaha Vaccine also carries it for about $124.00 per 10 lb.

>> Hope this helps.

>> Jennifer
>> Blitz - Appendix QH mare
>> and
>> Mahriah - Arabian Brat

>The next time your horse is sick in the middle of the night call Omaha
>Vaccine Co.

>Kathy Leonard

Excuse me, but IMO, there is a big difference between paying for
a vet's services, and overpaying him/her for a product that is
available elsewhere.  My vet understands that not everybody has
the $$ to shell out $50.00 extra for medication that is
commonly available through catalogs at wholesale prices,
especially when the medication is one that the horse will have to
be on for the rest of it's life.  My vet, being an honest person,
has absolutely no problem with writing out a prescription for me
under these circumstances as long as I continue to have him run a
*** panel on her twice a year to monitor her condition.  The
fact that this person's vet refuses to do this simple favor for a
client tells me that he wants to make a profit off of a product
that he is re-selling.  I don't mind paying my vet top dollar for
his services, and also for medication if the medication is one
that should only be administered by a vet.  But something as
common as thyroid supplement?  Give me a break.

Just my $.02.

Jennifer,
Blitz - Appendix QH mare
and
Mahriah - Arabian Brat

 
 
 

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Post by CarolP31 » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I just
>>ordered another tub from him and he informed me that the price has gone
up
>to $168
>>per #10 tub. The price has been going up every year and I feel that I am
at
>the
>>mercy of a drug lord. I asked him for a perscription soas I could buy it
>wholesale
>>myself but he refuses to give me one. He tells me that I can't get it
>cheaper than
>>he can supply it.

>>I am a bit pinched financially but want to make sure I give my horse the
>best care.
>>Am I being ripped off? Any advice is appreciated.

>>Gary.

>Yep, you're getting ripped off.  I buy Thryo-L from United Vet
>Equine - (800) 328-6652, for $118.00 per 10 lb. pail.  I'd say
>that by not giving you a prescription, your vet has got his own
>interests in mind!

>BTW, Omaha Vaccine also carries it for about $124.00 per 10 lb.

OUCH!#$%$&^%*^(&))_)(_)(+_

I just paid $214 fopr 10 lb!
Carol in Spotsylvania, VA

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Post by Gary Klechowit » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>The next time your horse is sick in the middle of the night call Omaha
>Vaccine Co.

>Kathy Leonard

Point well taken.

I have remained a loyal client to my vet for many years in spite of the fact that he
charges more than the other vets in our area. I have always liked him. I pay
promptly, most often as service is rendered. Through the years this has added up to
quite a pile of brass. This is why I could not understand his refusal to give me a
perscription soas I could save a few bucks. He has changed.

He now has many hunter/jumper barns that he services. I am of the lowly horse
loving, nature loving, trail ridding fools that spends most of his hard earned cash
on the thing I love most, namely my horse. A practical person would say I spend my
money foolishly. I am certainly not of the heavy wallet brigade like the afore
mentioned new clients of his. His attitude has changed and I feel that I am no
longer able to afford his services. That is my point.

Gary.

 
 
 

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Post by Pat & Larry Smi » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>snip

 I asked him for a perscription soas I could buy it wholesale

Quote:
> >myself but he refuses to give me one. He tells me that I can't get it
cheaper than
> >he can supply it.

> >I am a bit pinched financially but want to make sure I give my horse
the best care.
> >Am I being ripped off? Any advice is appreciated.

Hi Gary,

After verifying you can get the medicine elsewhere cheaper I would go with
my facts to your vet. If he still refuses to give you a presciption, I
would let him know I am going to talk to the State Board of Vet Medicine.
It is illegal for vets to force you into a monopoly situation.

Good luck.

Pat S

 
 
 

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Post by Gary Klechowit » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Thanks for your excellent advice. I am looking for another vet.

Gary

 
 
 

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Post by Gary Klechowit » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Thanks!  I already have purchased the 10# pail from him. I regret to say that after
the years I was his client I am forced to seek another vet because I feel that I no
longer fit the status type client base that he now obviously requires.

With appreciation for your advice, Gary.

 
 
 

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Post by Pat & Larry Smi » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Excuse me, but IMO, there is a big difference between paying for
> a vet's services, and overpaying him/her for a product that is
> available elsewhere.  My vet understands that not everybody has
> the $$ to shell out $50.00 extra for medication that is
> commonly available through catalogs at wholesale prices,

snip

I agree with Jennifer. If a vet refused to come out in an emergency
because you chose to save money on expensive medication by buying
someplace else, that virtually is a type of blackmail, and extremely
unethical. I would be concerned about the quality of the care my animals
received from a person with these types of ethics.

One of the vets in our area has started a wholesale vet pharmacy. We use
him for *some* of our horse work, but he knows we go to specialists for
anything but routine problems. We also use different vets for our sheep
and small animals. He will, however, order any medication we need, for any
of the animals, and we buy it as cheap or cheaper than we could through
any catalogue. If it is a prescription drug, he talks to us about proper
use to make sure we won't make mistakes with it, and includes a
prescription in the order when he sends it.

I wager he is making more money because of the volume of business he
attracts, and creates alot of goodwill from happy customers, than someone
who rips others off by overcharging and trying to insist the business
stays with them.

Pat