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    I used the Easy Boot Trail for my gelding with...

    I used the Easy Boot Trail for my gelding with laminitis. He had to wear them 24/7 in his paddock (about 1/4 acre dry lot) for an entire winter. They stayed on very well, and Easy Boot actually...
  2. How much alfalfa can he tolerate? My gelding...

    How much alfalfa can he tolerate? My gelding goes insane if fed a alfalfa/grass blend that's any more than 40% alfalfa or so, but has no problems with half a flake or so per day (3-4 pounds) to help...
  3. I'm so sorry.

    I'm so sorry.
  4. I'm currently trying Cool Calories on my slightly...

    I'm currently trying Cool Calories on my slightly underweight Cushing's gelding. He gets hay, but is in the same paddock as my mare and she eats faster. Since he's in charge, it's not too much of...
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    Get a gaited trainer out. I had a "mystery"...

    Get a gaited trainer out. I had a "mystery" gaited horse and I messed around for 5 years trying to figure out what he was trying to do (and most of the time it was pacing). A gaited trainer...
  6. My vet doesn't think that Bute for a day or two...

    My vet doesn't think that Bute for a day or two is a good test for pain. When I was trying to determine the cause of my mare's grumpiness under saddle, my vet recommend a month long trial of...
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    Could it be a heat rash? You could try hosing...

    Could it be a heat rash? You could try hosing those areas off on hot days or after work and see if it helps at all.
  8. The mule version definitely works for big ears,...

    The mule version definitely works for big ears, as does the Bucas.
  9. My 16 year old mare was increasingly getting...

    My 16 year old mare was increasingly getting grumpy under saddle, especially when asked to collect and carry herself properly (which is new for her as she was a trail string horse for many years). ...
  10. Definite drought. And while it's been irrigated...

    Definite drought. And while it's been irrigated to keep it green it's still only half an acre :) It's supposed to be in the mid 90s this week, so if she shuts off the water, I don't think it will...
  11. Thanks! It is irrigated right now, but the BO...

    Thanks! It is irrigated right now, but the BO will stop the irrigation before I move in and can put cows on it to take care of anything that might be there right now. I would have to give 30 days...
  12. Paranoid question - Dry lot size for two horses?

    I'm a super paranoid horse mom, and my vet's not helping :)

    I have two horses currently on a 1/4 acre dry lot. My gelding has Cushing's (NOT IR) and a history of laminitis, which has not recurred...
  13. Definitely test for Cushing's and IR. It's not a...

    Definitely test for Cushing's and IR. It's not a particularly expensive test. I think my vet charges $85. Have it shipped to Cornell for analysis.

    My gelding's first and only symptom of...
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    25 minutes to barn from home or work (which are 5...

    25 minutes to barn from home or work (which are 5 miles apart). 30 minutes to an hour to get back home on weekday afternoons, depending on traffic.

    I go daily as my gelding is on pergolide and...
  15. My gelding lived in the Easy Boot Trail for an...

    My gelding lived in the Easy Boot Trail for an entire winter following a mild case of laminitis. They stayed on 24/7 in a 1/4 acre paddock and held up very well (although I did buy a 2nd pair so I...
  16. My gelding had to wear hoof boots for an entire...

    My gelding had to wear hoof boots for an entire winter due to laminitis, in a 1/4 acre paddock, with rain, mud, etc.

    His feet were FAR drier inside the boots than if he hadn't been wearing them. ...
  17. I personally think that MSM is probably more...

    I personally think that MSM is probably more effective and it's definitely cheaper. I buy it from HorseTech so I know that it's made in the US and not China.
  18. My mare has an area on the left side of her...

    My mare has an area on the left side of her neck/withers that sweats profusely sometimes during warm weather, even when she's only mildly sweaty elsewhere. In her case, it's obviously nerve damage...
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    Weight loss, lack of muscle, failure to shed, and...

    Weight loss, lack of muscle, failure to shed, and lethargy are all symptoms of Cushings. He's young for it but it's not unheard of. My gelding's (much older though) only obvious symptom was...
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    My gelding wore the EasyBoot Trail for a whole...

    My gelding wore the EasyBoot Trail for a whole winter due to laminitis. I only had issues with rubbing in the first week or so. I resolved with the use of knee high nylons and Caldesene. Take the...
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    I'm pretty much convinced they work if you buy...

    I'm pretty much convinced they work if you buy the right product. My gelding had watery manure for years. The vet said it was from hay, not to stress over it, and if I really wanted it to clear up,...
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    Navicular is one matter, but with shelly feet and...

    Navicular is one matter, but with shelly feet and frequent abscesses I would really be looking at his environment and nutrition. My mare had the crappiest feet when I got her. Shelly, brittle,...
  23. 6 cats? That makes me feel much better. I only...

    6 cats? That makes me feel much better. I only have 4:)
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    My gelding has what we think is an old suspensory...

    My gelding has what we think is an old suspensory injury (x-rays and ultrasound didn't actually show anything). He's nearly 20 and sometimes he is perfectly fine and sometimes he is off. Keeping...
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    I started my gelding on Prascend in October and...

    I started my gelding on Prascend in October and he is doing fantastic! He is on 1 mg a day, which is $60 per month. His ACTH levels have gone from 121 to 15.

    He had lost some top line and...
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