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  1. I have a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 with the extended...

    I have a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 with the extended cab. I find the extended cab has plenty of room for saddles and gear. The only time I almost wished for more room was when my neighbor and I drove the...
  2. Some states don't require vet tech's to be...

    Some states don't require vet tech's to be licensed. Therefore vet clinics hire inexperienced people, give on the job training, and don't pay much above minimum wage. What about pharmacist, physical...
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    Think long and hard before you end the lease. Can...

    Think long and hard before you end the lease. Can you afford $10,000-$40,000 for a lower level event horse? Can you afford insurance, vet bills and board? What will you do if the horse becomes...
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    If you breed a foal that can be registered, I...

    If you breed a foal that can be registered, I would think that would make the foal more marketable. For example, a Irish Draught Stallion and TB mare will produce an Irish Draught Sport Horse. You...
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    What about a degree in environmental engineering...

    What about a degree in environmental engineering if you are at a science oriented college? My daughter has a few friends who are working in water and sewer engineering. They really like it.
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    Are you sure you hate your STEM major or is it...

    Are you sure you hate your STEM major or is it just that you don't like that particular school's department? Is there some related major that would be easier for you but also lead to a job when you...
  7. If you don't think you can safely walk him,...

    If you don't think you can safely walk him, despite reserpine, ace or whatever meds, don't walk him. Years ago we had a big English TB who was on stall rest for a suspensory lesion. We could not hand...
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    We had a Sundowner 2 horse for 11 years and were...

    We had a Sundowner 2 horse for 11 years and were happy with it despite it having been made in the years when they had the floor problem. I replaced it with another Sundowner last year because I...
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    OP, I am glad you took him to the vet hospital....

    OP, I am glad you took him to the vet hospital. The regional perfusions of antibiotic seem to be pretty helpful for a lot of horses. We did them on my horse after he stepped on a nail a few years...
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    I have heard that large dogs have more problems...

    I have heard that large dogs have more problems with recurrent injury after surgery than small dogs. You may want to pull up some articles on it and see about the long term success rates.
  11. Several of my daughters' friends liked the...

    Several of my daughters' friends liked the University of Delaware. It is not far from Phillip Dutton's so they got top notch training as well as a good education. UMD is in an active horse area, but...
  12. Running a rescue is not a way to support...

    Running a rescue is not a way to support yourself. My daughter (undergrad was as an Animal Science major at the University of Maryland, College Park) is fortunate to be the veterinarian for a well...
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    We ended up with an OTTB who was lame for 10...

    We ended up with an OTTB who was lame for 10 years. We had him vetted out of state and listened to the vet who recommended against x-rays. After we got him home, we knew he wasn't quite right. Our...
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    If he is not completely sound, I would head to...

    If he is not completely sound, I would head to see a surgeon at the vet hospital. If he is sound, I would talk with your regular vet this am to see if she wants to do a regional perfusion of...
  15. Thread: Jingles please!

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    I would call at 7am, if she is comfortable but...

    I would call at 7am, if she is comfortable but not making manure. If there is any discomfort, I would call immediately.
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    County makes several saddles that fit my wide,...

    County makes several saddles that fit my wide, difficult to fit, Irish Draught.
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    My 84 year old mother and 92 year old father just...

    My 84 year old mother and 92 year old father just got a Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. Their Chessie is 10 and they wanted him to train a puppy before he is too old to teach a puppy. I did not want...
  18. Thread: Heaves Supplement

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    Smartbreathe from Smartpak seems to be helping...

    Smartbreathe from Smartpak seems to be helping our 27 year old Irish Draught.
  19. University of Maryland, College Park, is a great...

    University of Maryland, College Park, is a great school. I would not call Maryland winters mild, and you do need to drive 20-30 minutes to a lot of boarding barns. Both of my daughters went to UMD...
  20. Can he get a dog walker to walk the poor dog...

    Can he get a dog walker to walk the poor dog twice a day until you find a long term solution? Is he paying half the rent/utilities and food so you can save more money? You need a big savings account...
  21. Thread: Appendicitis?

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    99.5 or really anything up to 100.3 can be a...

    99.5 or really anything up to 100.3 can be a normal temp, particularly in the late afternoon/evening on a hot day. You do need to get more of a work up since the ultrasound didn't find anything.
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    I would not crate a dog in the garage. Are you...

    I would not crate a dog in the garage. Are you sure this is a good time for you to get a puppy? Would an older dog, who can be loose in the house, be more suitable for you right now?
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    I am quite allergic to poison ivy. I'm not a big...

    I am quite allergic to poison ivy. I'm not a big believer in herbicides, but I do spray poison ivy with poison ivy spray (not regular weed killer). It is not hard to spray only the poison ivy leaves...
  24. Thread: Appendicitis?

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    Did your MD do lab work? You may need an MRI or...

    Did your MD do lab work? You may need an MRI or CT scan to figure this out. Ultrasound is great when it shows something. Unfortunately, ultrasound misses a lot of diagnoses. If you get severe pain,...
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    I use the Easy boot Rx in turnout when we have...

    I use the Easy boot Rx in turnout when we have lost shoes. My Irish draught has big feet and is hard to fit in most boots. I don't use any extra inserts, and am very happy with the Easy Boot RX.
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