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    I definitely see the "hopping" steps behind that...

    I definitely see the "hopping" steps behind that my EPSM TB was doing. He would get so tight and locked in his hindquarter muscles and be short on the right hind; more so at trot.

    However, my...
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    Yep, thin, soft soles, flat feet and pedal...

    Yep, thin, soft soles, flat feet and pedal osteitis in my gelding. He was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. I have a feeling it had been bothering him for some time but he also has PSSM so it was a bit...
  3. Thread: Lyme titer prices

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    I paid about $85 for the Cornell test 2 years ago.

    I paid about $85 for the Cornell test 2 years ago.
  4. Yes, TC Senior. I do feed it to my older, retired...

    Yes, TC Senior. I do feed it to my older, retired TB, but our younger TB mare has been eating it since she was 4 (she is now 11) and looks fantastic.
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    I would do a muscle biopsy for EPSM. My TB is...

    I would do a muscle biopsy for EPSM. My TB is confirmed via biopsy and I have a new horse on the high fat diet. My boy could be extremely reactive also. He would start out relaxed (both under saddle...
  6. This! I treated my horse twice for Lyme as he...

    This! I treated my horse twice for Lyme as he was symptomatic (very similar symptoms as the OP's horse) and he tested positive. Now maybe he did have Lyme but I also finally discovered he had EPSM.
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    When I was trying to figure out what was wrong...

    When I was trying to figure out what was wrong with my first PSSM horse, weak stifles was one of the diagnosis (as well as EPM, EDM and "I have no idea!")
  8. Thread: Truck and snow

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    Even when I have weight in the bed, I would much...

    Even when I have weight in the bed, I would much rather drive my little manual subaru AWD in the snow than my chevy 2500 4x4!
  9. Thread: PSSM

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    I use a bit of beet pulp to soak up the oil. My...

    I use a bit of beet pulp to soak up the oil. My PSSM horse gets, divided into 2 feedings: 1 lb. TC 30% supplement; the rest if the 1 lb. measuring cup filled to the top with non-molasses beet pulp...
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    Yep would totally do the biopsy again if...

    Yep would totally do the biopsy again if warranted. I've done it for 2 horses and both were positive. The symptoms can mimic so many other conditions, I wanted to be sure. And luckily, my TB was...
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    I would definitely have her tested for HYPP and...

    I would definitely have her tested for HYPP and PSSM1. Cheap and easy! I went through the "what is wrong with my horse?" with 2 of mine and both were eventually diagnosed with PSSM via muscle biopsy...
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    Same here. My TB has had them the entire 11 years...

    Same here. My TB has had them the entire 11 years I have owned him. PNWjumper described them to a tee. I've tried a few remedies but now just do benign neglect. If they get largish and seem loose...
  13. Thread: colic?

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    I acttually just thought there was a correlation...

    I acttually just thought there was a correlation between the two. Correlation does not equal causation or predisposition.

    But, my cribber did need surgery for an epiploic foramen entrapment at...
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    My farm in MD does not have run-ins. My horses...

    My farm in MD does not have run-ins. My horses are out 24/7 in good weather, in during the day during the hottest summer days and in at night during nasty winter weather or frozen/very muddy...
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    I give 2 3/4 cups/day to my horse with PSSM and 1...

    I give 2 3/4 cups/day to my horse with PSSM and 1 1/2 cups/day to my hard keeper retired TB. I use canola oil.
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    I use Dr. Harper also. And yes, she is a DVM;...

    I use Dr. Harper also. And yes, she is a DVM; she is one of my regular vets as well. I love that she uses accu/chiro as well as traditional vet med in her diagnosis/assessment.
  17. Ditto x 10!!

    Ditto x 10!!
  18. So do tell, what club are you having such a great...

    So do tell, what club are you having such a great time with?? : )

    And will ditto everyone else on the fitness. I was lucky. My big TB was an ex-timber horse and getting him fit was very easy and...
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    My horse was 9 (so not old but not young either)...

    My horse was 9 (so not old but not young either) when he fractured. It was an apical fracture which has a good chance of returning sound. He never had surgery and was turned out for 2 years. ...
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    I've had 2 with EPSM. I lost the appendix at age...

    I've had 2 with EPSM. I lost the appendix at age 24 and the TB was just diagnosed a year ago. Both ate/are eating the 1 lb oil/1000 lbs. diet. Neither got obese. My appendix QH was not diagnosed...
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    I would definitely test for Lyme but also agree...

    I would definitely test for Lyme but also agree with PSSM. I am another who has had 2 PSSM horses (both diagnosed via muscle biopsy) who did not have all the listed symptoms. In fact, one of the...
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    carlydee, I started lungeing my horse about 2...

    carlydee,
    I started lungeing my horse about 2 weeks after starting the diet change. It took about a month to slowly add the 2 cups of canola oil. I actually saw a difference in about 2 weeks:...
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    Yes, my unraced TB was diagnosed via muscle...

    Yes, my unraced TB was diagnosed via muscle biopsy last October. Diet change has made a big difference!

    I chose to go the biopsy route because I like to be certain about things. And i find...
  24. Thread: Doxy pricing..

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    Since I soak my TB's TC senior anyway (chronic...

    Since I soak my TB's TC senior anyway (chronic choker), I just put the capsules in the feed, soak and he eats it just fine. He is getting 25 capsules 2x/day.
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    Thanks all! So it sounds like working for flies...

    Thanks all! So it sounds like working for flies is hit and miss. I wonder if the horse's individual chemistry has something to do with if it works or not? Just like not all joint supps work for...
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