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  1. Help for Valley View Acres - Lost 32 Horses in IL Fire

    There are some links to help Amber Bauman of Valley View Acres and I'm not sure if they got listed or not. They are set up for smaller sums of money 10,000 and 3,500. They are hardly hitting their...
  2. As the breeder of one of the young ponies lost...

    As the breeder of one of the young ponies lost (he just left my farm in April), I have struggled with that over the last few days. Just how scared and terrified he must have been, they all must have...
  3. I met Amber in April when I sold a young pony to...

    I met Amber in April when I sold a young pony to her. What a wonderful woman with a wonderful daughter. Just from the short time I've known her I could tell how much she loved her animals. I can't...
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    So it's been a little over a month. We went from...

    So it's been a little over a month. We went from feeling bran disease to being convinced he had osteosarcoma. He battled another abscess but was always eager to eat, moving around, getting into...
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    Got a reply from her. She said "That swelling...

    Got a reply from her. She said "That swelling could also be a salivary gland issue."

    Said his diet may be causing his laminitis. However he's not had any episodes recently. Maybe she meant...
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    Sent her an email. Thank you.

    Sent her an email. Thank you.
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    Would she know about osteosarcoma too? If it was...

    Would she know about osteosarcoma too? If it was that? How would I even get a hold of her? Everything would be phone consult? Of course if I had a rare disease I would fly to see a specialist. It's a...
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    I'm not sure who Dr. Kellon is? Not a vet local...

    I'm not sure who Dr. Kellon is? Not a vet local to me. I am working with my vet on the issue which she feels is either Bran Disease or a fast growing bone tumor. For now she wants to give him...
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    Definitely not strangles and way too hard to be...

    Definitely not strangles and way too hard to be abscess of any type. I've heard of osteosarcoma and it's in the back of my mind. I'm committed to doing what is best for him. Be that putting him down...
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    If it's bone remodeling then it's super thickened...

    If it's bone remodeling then it's super thickened and huge. Could be too much calcium, but he's not had a lot of calcium in his diet. Zero alfalfa up to now. I'm just going off what the vet said and...
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    The swelling starts at his muzzle/chin and fills...

    The swelling starts at his muzzle/chin and fills the hollow hole under his chin, half way up his head. But then stops. It's slowly moved up but stopped in the last three days. Started about 12 days...
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    He was routinely also eating 2 lbs of Blue Seal...

    He was routinely also eating 2 lbs of Blue Seal LS Performance as it was crunchy and it had high fat, low starch. I was adding 3 lbs of Reliance Hay Stretcher Pellets but if he was full he'd pick...
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    It wasn't tested this year. I did ask about...

    It wasn't tested this year. I did ask about testing and she didn't feel it was necessary as he was doing so well. Right now is not the time to test, so I'm a bit stuck there.
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    I've been wondering if the Insulin Resistance and...

    I've been wondering if the Insulin Resistance and Cushings may be causing issues with the absorption of calcium? Now the Triple Crown Nutritionist said the Ca : P ration on the Nutrena Safe Choice...
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    Well right now he has a pretty big abscess in his...

    Well right now he has a pretty big abscess in his left front, it was particularly painful Monday night and maybe that along with the cushings is why the vet said she'd put him down if he was hers....
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    Bran Disease *Update Post 38*

    Anyone have any experience with it? We have a 26+ year old cushionoid pony that has most recently lost some mobility in his hind end and has thickening of the under side of the jaw, starting near the...
  17. God bless you. What sweet words about your mare....

    God bless you. What sweet words about your mare. Sounds like my old man I had to let go five years ago. Hugs as you heal.
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    Seriously rent some goats, they would clear all...

    Seriously rent some goats, they would clear all you wanted and leave the big trees.
  19. My children grew up on the farm. I think it...

    My children grew up on the farm. I think it depends how old your child is. When my daughter was 6 we had to put my first pony and also her first pony to sleep. Frosty was just a week shy of 41. I...
  20. Good luck with that. In 2007 I had been leasing a...

    Good luck with that. In 2007 I had been leasing a farm for about 3 years. The landlord loved me. That year his son entered my pasture with an ATV and a friend on an ATV. He chased my mares enough...
  21. Thread: Racism

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    I can't imagine being racist or homophobic, must...

    I can't imagine being racist or homophobic, must be a horrible life to live. My husband is mulatto, his dad is from AL and mom from PA. So my kids are black in most people's eyes. Going to the fair,...
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    Yay! I'm following him on his owner's face book...

    Yay! I'm following him on his owner's face book page. Was SO excited that he made his arrival all healthy! We have a 2 week old CB/Holsteiner colt and are expecting one more CBx foal this year! LOVE...
  23. First Show for my Daughter after Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

    Oct 18, 2013 my 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's been a long cold winter without an indoor, but she has continued to ride her pony, snow, cold and all. She is a very...
  24. He was also a Type 1 Diabetic and died at age 57...

    He was also a Type 1 Diabetic and died at age 57 due to diabetes complications. My 10 year old daughter just 6 months into her diagnosis reminds me of this often. :( She will be partly thrilled to...
  25. Thread: Guinea Fowl

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    We currently have 8 guineas. The first batch we...

    We currently have 8 guineas. The first batch we got as day old keets. We had 11 from that batch, lost four in the road (they aren't smart about cars and dart across). I struggled with the day old...
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