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  1. When I introduce my very timid and low man mini...

    When I introduce my very timid and low man mini to a herd he gets to wear his armor: it is a light weight turnout sheet doused in No-Chew spray. He wears it for a few days and then everyone knows to...
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    https://picasaweb.google.com/101293353599809869793...

    https://picasaweb.google.com/101293353599809869793/DressageAndStuff?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKTsx6Gvut6eugE&feat=directlink

    This is my 14.1 hand Morgan gelding. We dabbled in dressage, and he...
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    JR Hudson is fantastic. They moved my 4 year old...

    JR Hudson is fantastic. They moved my 4 year old 1000mi and he really didn't look like he had been on more than a trip around town when he came off the trailer. He was a handful for me when he first...
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    Oh I am so sorry for your loss, Weatherford....

    Oh I am so sorry for your loss, Weatherford. Having only just lost my heart horse my understanding of the pain and guilt and devastation that accompanies a loss like this is all too real and raw. I...
  5. Thank you again everyone for your support. I am...

    Thank you again everyone for your support. I am really struggling with this. I feel so guilty for leaving him that last night, and that he suffered at the end. I wish so much I could have given him...
  6. Thank you everyone for your kindness. There is...

    Thank you everyone for your kindness. There is nothing anyone can say that will make me feel better, but it is wonderful reading your kind and understanding words.

    FalseImpressions, his name was...
  7. Update...he passed away last night

    The vet was supposed to come out today to run the additional diagnostics.

    Last night I got a call from the barn that he had not eaten his dinner so I quickly came out to the barn. He seemed sleepy...
  8. Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. The...

    Thank you, everyone, for your feedback.

    The only blood work we've done so far is to test for Cushing's and Lyme. The vet is coming back out to draw to check vit E and selenium deficiency, as well...
  9. I was really thinking Cushing's too, but the vet...

    I was really thinking Cushing's too, but the vet seemed to think the test was a pretty definitive rule out. Did you diagnose it by starting pergolide despite the negative test results and seeing a...
  10. He has always sweat a lot and this summer was no...

    He has always sweat a lot and this summer was no different. He does get a strange little rectangle of sweat on his shoulder at rest, but I always have just attributed that to nerve damage from when...
  11. Old horse can't put on weight. At a loss... Update - he died last night.

    Hi,

    My horse has been struggling to put on weight and we can't seem to figure out what is wrong with him and I was hoping to maybe get some suggestions here.

    Background: He is a 17 yr old...
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    Totally freaked out. My ponies live outside 24/7...

    Totally freaked out. My ponies live outside 24/7 in a field with lots of natural shelter from groves of trees and small hills, but I don't see how the trees can possibly protect them from these crazy...
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    Bitless bridle for small pony

    I am trying to find a bitless bridle (or replacement noseband/converter) for my small pony. He is 10.2hh. I am having no luck in my internet search and I was hoping someone here might have a...
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    Poll: and this: JAVMA. 1988: 193(6): 688-670...

    and this:

    JAVMA. 1988: 193(6): 688-670
    Intramuscular injection techniques and the development of clostridial myositis or cellulitis in horses.

    Basically they found that site preparation...
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    Is he getting just the alfalfa now? Alfalfa won't...

    Is he getting just the alfalfa now? Alfalfa won't cause mushy feet but alfalfa does not provide all his necessary nutrients and a vitamin deficiency can cause mushy feet. The addition of a...
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    I have my ulcer prone horse on Total Calm and...

    I have my ulcer prone horse on Total Calm and Focus to reduce his anxiety. It is sold as a normal calming supplement, but in doing some research about its active ingredient "ramisol" it appears that...
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    Try going to the "checkout" page. My discounts...

    Try going to the "checkout" page. My discounts usually don't show up until I go to checkout and then they appear under "promo."
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    My horse is out 24/7 with hay and pasture but he...

    My horse is out 24/7 with hay and pasture but he is still a bit of a beaver.

    I have had great success with cribox. I actually heat it in the microwave (top off, 30 seconds at a time) until it is a...
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    Buttercups have taken over my horses' paddock...

    Buttercups have taken over my horses' paddock too. Any suggestions for non-toxic/safe ways to get rid of them? I only have the one paddock, so I can't use anything that might be toxic to the horses....
  20. His teeth were checked in his initial visit from...

    His teeth were checked in his initial visit from the vet and I guess they aren't too bad, though they are getting floated next Monday just to even off a couple rough spots. We got some blood too for...
  21. https://picasaweb.google.com//Cucumber?authkey=Gv1...

    https://picasaweb.google.com//Cucumber?authkey=Gv1sRgCOb9zb-w9f6GSA#


    :D
  22. Thanks for the support everyone! He is finally...

    Thanks for the support everyone! He is finally (after 4 days) eating and drinking normally and he whinnied for the first time ever this morning!
  23. Well good news! He ate his dinner (1/2 cup grain)...

    Well good news! He ate his dinner (1/2 cup grain) and drank half his bucket of water! I guess something finally kicked in. No oil on his bum though so I don't know if it is possible that it passed in...
  24. No other symptoms. Its strange. Gut sounds are...

    No other symptoms. Its strange. Gut sounds are good. He didn't get as much oil as he should have because the dr didn't have his pony sized tube but he got some and has produced a normal looking...
  25. No temperature and the vet checked him out and...

    No temperature and the vet checked him out and said that other than the not eating/drinking he actually looks really good. Probably better than one would expect from he circumstances he is coming...
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