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    Ann Taylor Loft is a good bet for petites for...

    Ann Taylor Loft is a good bet for petites for modern, but not too modern styles of jeans that might be a little heavier weight.

    I don't wear jeans to work, but for everyday & barn jeans I usually...
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    I just inadvertently reminded myself that it's...

    I just inadvertently reminded myself that it's the Nikwax RUG proof that worked well for me in the past (not the regular Nikwax TX wash-in). Now I get to wash & waterproof all over again! It did an...
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    I'd second (or third) this...bloodwork would be a...

    I'd second (or third) this...bloodwork would be a great place to start before heading off for an MRI. The pattern you describe sounds like it would be well worth considering a larger systemic picture...
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    Flax, like chia, turns into a gel-like goo that...

    Flax, like chia, turns into a gel-like goo that can help digestion. Probably a lot cheaper and easier to find in large quantities.

    I fed an older horse (having digestive issues from melanomas)...
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    It has helped me a TON to use disposable vinyl or...

    It has helped me a TON to use disposable vinyl or latex gloves as a base layer under winter gloves. You can find some types infused with aloe, which is nice, but mostly, they just keep the wind &...
  6. You might already be wrapping the foot, but if...

    You might already be wrapping the foot, but if not, protecting the sore foot with a boot or vet wrap + something to buffer the ouch (diaper, styrofoam, etc.) should help some if the abscess pressure...
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    Total disclosure: I also bought this to replace...

    Total disclosure: I also bought this to replace an older GE washer. Started my search looking for something other than GE (last one didn't cause too much trouble, but motor died after only 6 years)....
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    I'll bet you might find some places selling...

    I'll bet you might find some places selling rehabbed older models around the university.

    I have this GE one-- totally basic and big! ...
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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! :)
  10. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
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