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  1. Be careful with that line of thinking-- that...

    Be careful with that line of thinking-- that isn't entirely true. An excess of zinc will actually supress copper uptake and vice versa. In some situations, supplementing with both may negate any...
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    Oh my gosh, SLW! Too cute! Congrats! I hope...

    Oh my gosh, SLW! Too cute! Congrats! I hope Esther is everything you hoped for!!!
  3. Peggy, good job on your math... that's all...

    Peggy, good job on your math... that's all correct.

    But I'm still not sure what exactly you can take away from the information, if anything.

    Copper is easy and safe enough to supplement,...
  4. What were the parameters they set for for the...

    What were the parameters they set for for the normal ranges of the trace minerals? Copper is usually accepted around 10 ppm as "normal," but I don't think I've ever seen normal ranges of aluminum...
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    Yup. I've had plenty of bays who get it... but...

    Yup. I've had plenty of bays who get it... but the redheads definitely seem more prone to it!
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    Mine is currently eating me out of house and...

    Mine is currently eating me out of house and home... *eyeroll*

    Nothing like the unrideable hard keeper! ;)
  7. When I offered horse/pet/house-sitting services,...

    When I offered horse/pet/house-sitting services, the few celebrity clients I had received my contact info by word of mouth. *shrugs*

    I'd be suspicious of anyone too eager to sell me their...
  8. Thanks for posting this! I've been pondering...

    Thanks for posting this! I've been pondering this very topic since touring my alma mater's campus a couple months ago. They have started growing warm season grasses as biofuels.

    My former...
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    I have never tried the Beet-e-bites, but my mare...

    I have never tried the Beet-e-bites, but my mare really enjoys plain almonds.
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    With lower back pain, it can quite literally be...

    With lower back pain, it can quite literally be caused by anything from head to tail. It can be caused by all you mentioned (saddle, soreness, maladjustment, injury), but can also be caused by a...
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    Not to mention jump jockeys RACE at 140-160lbs.

    Not to mention jump jockeys RACE at 140-160lbs.
  12. I can't answer your question. But no one "cares"...

    I can't answer your question. But no one "cares" about published workout times, except the state racing commissions, who mandate a certain number over a certain period of time in order for a horse...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFqOSa7u0dA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFqOSa7u0dA
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    Price racketeering at its finest! No matter how...

    Price racketeering at its finest! No matter how picky your horse is, there are better (and more affordable) options...
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    I managed a small alpaca research herd many years...

    I managed a small alpaca research herd many years ago. I also worked for a veterinary practice that specialized in alpacas. I used to give short courses to vet and vet tech students on handling...
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    Alpacas are lovely, but they are more high...

    Alpacas are lovely, but they are more high maintenance than horses. ;)
  17. Thread: Feed bins?

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    I am perfectly capable of doing this. :lol: I...

    I am perfectly capable of doing this. :lol:

    I have worked and boarded and MANY barns that are not nearly as diligent as you or I. Before I moved my horses home, if I went to visit a boarding...
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    Katy, I don't think you sound cranky. I...

    Katy, I don't think you sound cranky. I completely understand why threads like this would strike a nerve...

    But knowledgeable, high quality hay producers are worth their weight in gold. They are...
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    Not a joke, tons of folks use them that way.

    Not a joke, tons of folks use them that way.
  20. Thread: Feed bins?

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    I prefer metal trash cans. If I have to go...

    I prefer metal trash cans. If I have to go plastic, I like the heavy duty Rubbermaid Brute cans.

    The reason I'm not a fan of the chest freezer is because they're dang near impossible to empty out...
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    That's very cool about Jango's buddy. Small...

    That's very cool about Jango's buddy. Small world... and it's just so strange how things work out! You'll have to video their reunion!

    I'm glad to hear he's doing well! But I am SO disappointed...
  22. It's absolutely a red flag. But some gambles are...

    It's absolutely a red flag. But some gambles are worth the risk.

    If I had to bet, I'd suspect the horse has some sort of potential soundness issue that would show up on a PPE. That may mean the...
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    Does anyone have any good pictures of it? I've...

    Does anyone have any good pictures of it? I've never actually seen it to my knowledge, but I've read several places that it is present in TN... Google never seems to help me in this instance. I've...
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    I'm really, really sorry this happened. It...

    I'm really, really sorry this happened. It sucks. It sucks even more it could have been prevented. I feel terrible for your horse.

    But I highly doubt it will affect your mare's broodmare career...
  25. Thread: Elastikon

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    It is not the same thing as vetwrap. It is...

    It is not the same thing as vetwrap. It is elasticized cotton bandage (similar to an ace bandage) with an adhesive on the back. Excellent for hard to wrap areas, adhering bandages, and extra...
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