We all know that horses are expensive and they often surprise us with unexpected expenses. In light of Emi's recent hospital stay I thought it would be interesting to discuss vet bills. I have thankfully been spared having too many large vet bills but know that anytime you are dealing with a living thing the potential is always there. As you know, Emi was in the hospital for a week, receiving IV fluids, banamine and being monitored. Half of her stay was spent in isolation since they weren't sure what was causing her colitis. I wouldn't say she had a significant amount of testing but they did run 5 salmonella cultures, bloodwork 3-4 times, and 2 belly taps. What would you expect her vet bill to be?