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    The statement from the vet that ranitidine is...

    The statement from the vet that ranitidine is useless is crazy - mine and many other horses have greatly benefited from it for maintainence. I wouldn't rule it out.
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    Ok - was thinking miserable = some serious...

    Ok - was thinking miserable = some serious illness going on. Every horse's ulcer symptoms are different. Hopefully the ranitidine will help him out. It's helped mine a lot!
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    If he's miserable and dropping weight, were these...

    If he's miserable and dropping weight, were these symptoms consistent with what he displayed before? That is concerning.
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    I don't know the official ranitidine dosage per...

    I don't know the official ranitidine dosage per weight, but the equate (Walmart) brand of ranitidine tablets comes in a bottle of 220 of the 150 tabs for $9.88, or 0.045 per tablet. I do 20 tabs 2 x...
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    Also to add - for my hard keeper lots of quality...

    Also to add - for my hard keeper lots of quality hay is what keeps his weight on. Tough to do in some boarding situations which is one reason I'm moving barns in a few weeks.
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    Couple of thoughts: 1) maybe the omeprazole...

    Couple of thoughts:
    1) maybe the omeprazole powder doesn't work well - not sure where you got it, but not every omeprazole product works - all depends on what they use as their buffering or coating...
  7. I've done several major rehabs on my horse and he...

    I've done several major rehabs on my horse and he is the WORST at rehabbing. First time around I got a broken hand... Second time around I was flipped over on... Sometimes even drugs aren't enough...
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    I think navicular varies so much from horse to...

    I think navicular varies so much from horse to horse but here's my experience. My horse was diagnosed with navicular disease after he had avulsuon fractures of both front navicular bones. I had him...
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    I thought my husband and I were transferring to...

    I thought my husband and I were transferring to Charleston (headed to VA instead), and my barn hunt was more in the Summerville area, but I liked the looks
    Of this one in Huger...
  10. Looking for Chesapeake, VA farrier recommendations

    I'm moving to Chesapeake, VA at the end of May and am taking my gelding. Looking for some farrier recommendations for that area. The farrier I've been using for a few years now is a Natural Balance...
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    I know they can start "low" and go higher up if...

    I know they can start "low" and go higher up if needed. My horse's neurectomy just numbed the heel area. He can actually feel his frog and all though (or at least it seems that way because he still...
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    My appendix has navicular disease (bone...

    My appendix has navicular disease (bone degeneration confirmed via MRI). Great new farrier, Tildren, shockwave, coffin joint injections, previxox, isoxuprine, and almost a year later was still lame...
  13. Went through this last winter - I'm in CT as well...

    Went through this last winter - I'm in CT as well and with the snow on the ground the fence just did not have a strong zap. My husband ended up adding a strand of ground wire along the fence and that...
  14. Boarding barns near Chesapeake VA/Moyock NC?

    My husband finally got orders (woohoo!) and we will be moving right on the VA/NC state line (Chesapeake/Moyock) this summer. Can anyone recommend somewhere to board around there within 20 mins?
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    Getting X-rays of your horse feet would also be...

    Getting X-rays of your horse feet would also be helpful for the farrier to check his work - making sure angles are correct (i.e. Correct allignment between the coffin bone, short pastern and long...
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    I think because the wrap I was doing was a...

    I think because the wrap I was doing was a sterile bandage after surgery. They want the top and bottom of the bandage sealed with elastikon tape right on the skin so nothing gets under the wrap. This...
  17. Out of the 6.5 years I've owned my horse I've...

    Out of the 6.5 years I've owned my horse I've spend about 2.5-3 of those rehabbing from major injuries. My horse is HORRIBLE at rehab. He's broken my hand. He's flipped over on me. I've gone for more...
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    After my horse had knee surgery I was given...

    After my horse had knee surgery I was given instructions on how to do a sterile bandage. That thing stayed put like a champ but the downside is it was pretty expensive to do. But if you need to go...
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    I have a grey 10 year old gelding who sounds very...

    I have a grey 10 year old gelding who sounds very similar to yours. His manure is well formed, but he gets the "runny butt" in the fall/winter. Not cow plop patties, but liquid coming out with the...
  20. Thread: Swollen knee

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    My 10 year old has knee arthritis which onset...

    My 10 year old has knee arthritis which onset after two knee injuries that resulted in 2 separate bone chips. He did have surgery to remove them, though they were unable to remove 1 of the bone chips...
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    When you say she "comes in with the herd" in...

    When you say she "comes in with the herd" in January, could you clarify what her living arrangements are? Do you mean she's in a stall until spring? Back when she would colic in the summer when you...
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    Yes, she has done this scoping clinic before.

    Yes, she has done this scoping clinic before.
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    Love Dr. Eggleston!

    Love Dr. Eggleston!
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    My horse wore his muzzle with others (well, one...

    My horse wore his muzzle with others (well, one other). Just make sure there is a break-away (or multiple) on it in case it gets stuck on something.
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    I posted a thread in Off Course about muzzles for...

    I posted a thread in Off Course about muzzles for winter use and didn't get any replies, so am glad to see some muzzle recommendations here. I used the metal bar type muzzle in the summer on my horse...
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