oa SA Horseman - Medical insurance : an easy cross to carry - : health

Volume 6, Issue 1
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In 1999 I bought my very first horse, New Cross, a Thoroughbred aged four years and six months. Upon having him vetted, I immediately began asking around about medical insurance for him. I heard via the grapevine of a good company, went ahead and placed him on it. It was extremely easy. I contacted my local veterinary practice for information. At the time there were three main options, as well as an optional extra of routine work cover. This included vaccinations, such as half-yearly equine flu, rabies and deworming, as well as the yearly AHS-vaccination. I chose the second option - horses in light work as well as the optional routine cover. Only once I started competing, I upgraded to option three, which included travelling in the box and cross-country.

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