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    Nothing takes care of those Big Bombers, except a...

    Nothing takes care of those Big Bombers, except a 2 x 4 ! Luckily, here at least, they are few and far between and seem to have a 'season". Mine have come and gone. They also seem to be somewhat...
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    I have had goats with my horses for over 30...

    I have had goats with my horses for over 30 years( Not the same goats!) and really enjoy them- so do the horses. Now that I just have one horse , she enjoys her "herd" of 3 does. I had a wether for...
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    Check out Yankee Pedlar, SteedRead, and try...

    Check out Yankee Pedlar, SteedRead, and try :www.equinesite.com and check off the MA section,, or maybe NH or CT might be close. Also, check out your tack/grain store for a bulletin board. Also ,...
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    I've been using Equitrol II for years and years,...

    I've been using Equitrol II for years and years, every spring and summer. I just have one horse( now) at home, so I can control everything. I have very,very few flies every year. I still have to...
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    It's " muzzle time" for my big girl. She's been...

    It's " muzzle time" for my big girl. She's been on her sacrifice area this spring, able to graze, with her vet's blessings. Put the muzzle on her for the first time this year a few weeks ago and...
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    Again, agree a muzzle is cheaper than laminitis...

    Again, agree a muzzle is cheaper than laminitis treatment. I use the Best Friend muzzle on my girl. I find they run a bit big, so she wears the regular horse size, even though she's 17+. She is...
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    My goats are not milking,, just pets, so they...

    My goats are not milking,, just pets, so they just get Tetanus and Rabies shots every year. Wethers can be prone to kidney stones,, so shouldn't have grain, so I've learned over the years. That said,...
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    I like the larger breeds, too. I've had Nubians,...

    I like the larger breeds, too. I've had Nubians, Toggenbergs and I havea Sanaan and a Toggenberg( and her daughter) now. The larger breeds are easier to contain ( although, the sanaan can clear a...
  9. Thread: Grazing muzzle?

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    My girl is Cushings positive, and wore a muzzle...

    My girl is Cushings positive, and wore a muzzle from last Sept-December after a case of laminitis. She wasn't happy,, but adjusted and was able to enjoy being out all day and was content with the...
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    They can take asprin,and bute. Many years ago I...

    They can take asprin,and bute. Many years ago I needed some pain meds for a goat and my horse vet looked it up in his Merck nad had to look twice at the asprin dosage! It was a lot. idon't remember...
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    When you do start her back on grass,, you might...

    When you do start her back on grass,, you might want her to eat some hay in her stall first,, so she's not famished when she does go out. then start up slowly as was suggested. That reminded me of...
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    I bought the 14 lb bucket at the Dover store near...

    I bought the 14 lb bucket at the Dover store near me for $69.90. No shipping involved, so that was a good price.
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    Supposedly, plastic owls placed at strategic...

    Supposedly, plastic owls placed at strategic locations will help. That said,, my son, the fireman has birds flying through the firebarn when the doors are left open. They tried the owls, the plug-in...
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    My cousin in VT raises them and has some very...

    My cousin in VT raises them and has some very nice ones. Top O;the Hill Farm in Springfield/Chester VT. I don't offhand remember her website, but if you try the www equinesite.com website and click...
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    I like MTG for dirty manes and tails. It gets rid...

    I like MTG for dirty manes and tails. It gets rid of the crud and the hair is soft and easily combed . Stinks!, but does the trick. Do be careful of applying it on the body, though, as the sunlight...
  16. Whatever feed-thru you use , the trick is to...

    Whatever feed-thru you use , the trick is to start EARLY- like MARCH. Even the hanging traps,, if it gets warm early- hang'em up and try to get the first generation of flies. I use Equitrol II, and...
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    Good advice. After a long layoff, my mare decided...

    Good advice. After a long layoff, my mare decided she liked the leisure life and was giving me a hard time about being caught. We used the 'work or be caught " method- modified. We chose one spot in...
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    I'd get a bathtub repair substance. Years ago...

    I'd get a bathtub repair substance. Years ago when Ihad my Brenderup, the corner of the back end cracked at the top. I contacted them and they paid for a fiberglass repair person to come and repair...
  19. Good advice above. Also, after the initial day...

    Good advice above. Also, after the initial day or more of over the fence or side by side stalls , when you're ready for turnout be prepared to be there. Sometimes it's easier if they go out a bit...
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    You might want to keep at least one of the...

    You might want to keep at least one of the "good" fields vacant until the grass comes in just to give you a starter pasture this spring.Keep them on 1 or 2 until the grass in ,, then let that one...
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    Now that I have just one horse, she pretty much...

    Now that I have just one horse, she pretty much has 24/7 turnout. If it's snowing/sleet/freezing rain I might put a mid weight blanket on her during the day and put her in at night ( naked). Very...
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    A friend uses a mixture of sand and a high...

    A friend uses a mixture of sand and a high nitrogen fertilizer on "paths" he plows or snow blows in the pastures. I make paths also from the barn to the water trough and a loop to give them...
  23. Teach him his boundaries now so he knows where he...

    Teach him his boundaries now so he knows where he can and can't go. Be consistant . You haven't said if he's contained at all, but IMO an 11 week old pup shouldn't be wandering around unsupervised....
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    Go with the hot wire. As you said,, he's a young...

    Go with the hot wire. As you said,, he's a young , full of energy dog, not a killer. The donkey suggestionn isn't a bad idea, either. University of RI has several that live with their sheep herd as...
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    Also, around here the old timers spead rock salt...

    Also, around here the old timers spead rock salt between layers of bales to hasten drying just in case there is some question of fully cured bales.
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