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    Tried to send you a PM, but your mailbox is full!...

    Tried to send you a PM, but your mailbox is full! :)
  2. I haven't used it, but I saw this stuff at...

    I haven't used it, but I saw this stuff at Southern States recently and had it in mind for the mud spots in my future. It's volcanic aggregate:

    http://www.drystall.com/dry_stall.html

    It says...
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    Hay nets are basically cargo netting, aren't...

    Hay nets are basically cargo netting, aren't they? If you're thinking you need something custom for a lot of hay, it might be cheaper to buy a big piece and run a line around the top to cinch it.
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    Smartpak's charts are great for this:...

    Smartpak's charts are great for this: https://www.smartpakequine.com/charts/mineralsuppcompare.aspx?t=1410747015393
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    Duplicate post, sorry!

    Duplicate post, sorry!
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    Could it have been a simple bruise or an abscess...

    Could it have been a simple bruise or an abscess brewing?

    Lameness exams usually involve hoof testers early on, but you didn't mention it, so I'm guessing they didn't find anything and proceeded...
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    Saving money is awesome, but I've found that bulk...

    Saving money is awesome, but I've found that bulk sawdust just isn't worth it for a small herd. My biggest issue is the mildew/mold smell that crops up within a week or so in a load of green...
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    My new discovery is that juice boxes are the...

    My new discovery is that juice boxes are the answer! Put pills in 60ml dosage syringe; insert dosage syringe into juice box (where the straw goes); draw up apple juice; let sit for 5-10 mins. to...
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    I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on here, but...

    I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on here, but many in the UK seem to have great results repelling gnats with benzyl benzoate. It's primarily used for mites (in mange medication here in the US for...
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    It does look fly-spray related. Are you using a...

    It does look fly-spray related. Are you using a concentrate? Sometimes, if just mixed a bit too strongly, very sensitive horses can blister. It seems like natural sprays with essential oils are can...
  11. Being so reactive with weight on her back might...

    Being so reactive with weight on her back might suggest kissing spines. I had a large pony with this that was sweet and quiet on the ground & excellent starting work initially. Started to get spooky...
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    You can make your own whitening concoction by...

    You can make your own whitening concoction by adding a few drops of laundry bluing to any shampoo. Bluing can usually be found around the bleach section in any grocery store. If he's especially...
  13. Thread: Bloody warts!

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    Lysine supplement should help, if that's feasible...

    Lysine supplement should help, if that's feasible with pasture board.

    Homeopathic remedy for warts (that's supposed to be very effective) is thuja.
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    I'd be much more worried about finding dead mice...

    I'd be much more worried about finding dead mice around the hay than live ones!

    A few might find a home inside the pallets, but hay doesn't seem to suit them as nesting material. They seem to...
  15. Thread: Good shade tree?

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    If you're not completely stuck with the 20'...

    If you're not completely stuck with the 20' limit--magnolia, river birch, and (as others mentioned) willow, & tulip poplar (KY state tree!) are on my add-for-shade list. I had a mulberry tree in a...
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    Is this on a white foot? I know sometimes...

    Is this on a white foot? I know sometimes coronary bands on these feet can be especially photosensitive, sometimes causing swelling or scratches-like scabby yuck. (Although it can happen on any...
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    PSSM hasn't been mentioned yet? Easy keeper type...

    PSSM hasn't been mentioned yet? Easy keeper type could fit the PSSM profile, which fits with tying up unexpectedly.

    Many threads on here about diet changes to help that condition--which seems to...
  18. Have you ever used Traumeel? They have a topical...

    Have you ever used Traumeel? They have a topical gel that works well for swellings, bruises, hematoma, etc.

    Hope he has a speedy recovery. Sounds like no fun for either of you!
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    Is she on banamine or anything at all for pain? ...

    Is she on banamine or anything at all for pain? I would send some her way if I could! Poor girl--glad she has you looking out for her.

    Hoof testers might help determine if it's laminitis or a...
  20. Any possibility of a selenium deficiency? That...

    Any possibility of a selenium deficiency? That can involve muscle function and lead to some similar sounding symptoms.
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    Have you done blood work to rule out metabolic...

    Have you done blood work to rule out metabolic issues or Cushings? Abscesses are a common with these conditions.

    As a mid-teen, one of mine had a wicked abscess that kept walling off and...
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    Ditto what others have said--that it might be...

    Ditto what others have said--that it might be best to consider this from a different angle, which could produce a much simpler answer than dragging in all the stall reinforcements! (which = ugh!)
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    It seems like a number of people mention the...

    It seems like a number of people mention the first appearance of symptoms (sometimes dramatic) while a mare is in foal. I've often wondered if the normal hormonal changes that happen in preparation...
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    I picked up a Back on Track elbow wrap after...

    I picked up a Back on Track elbow wrap after rolling through all the same things you have for awful tendonitis....
  25. I've been pleasantly surprised by how well the...

    I've been pleasantly surprised by how well the Easyboot Rx has done in turn-out. Like you, I've never been a fan of the originals, but I got a pair for a footsore Cushing's horse after going through...
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