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    Poll: UPDATE!

    My horse is sweating! I'm not sure if it's the high dose of Prascend (3mg), which is for Cushings, or if it's the Platinum Refresh, which is marketed for sweating. But she is sweating like a champ!
  2. That's exactly my issue, fooler. I'm pretty...

    That's exactly my issue, fooler. I'm pretty adventurous in the car. I'm extremely conservative with the trailer. So, is it just S-curves on I-40, or are there steep grades that way, too? I think...
  3. Best way to get from Aiken to Kentucky Horse Park?

    Which route between Aiken and KHP is least likely to give me a heart attack? I'm looking to avoid steep grades primarily, but I'll gladly take advice about other things, too. (S-curves on I-40 are a...
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    Thanks, Janedoe! :)

    Thanks, Janedoe! :)
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    Bumping this back up. Anyone been? Three hour...

    Bumping this back up. Anyone been? Three hour drive for me... Can't decide if I want to take the risk.
  6. Yep. Currently up to a triple dose of One AC. :(

    Yep. Currently up to a triple dose of One AC. :(
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    Poll: Yeah, I think alfalfa pellets will figure...

    Yeah, I think alfalfa pellets will figure prominently into whatever new feeding regimen evolves. I'm also thinking a cocktail of Coolstance, rice bran, and flax for fat...



    I haven't heard...
  8. How to get a toothless oldie off of beet pulp?

    I have a functionally toothless Cushinoid horse who isn't sweating appropriately. I know some COTH posters have had success in getting horses to sweat again by removing beet pulp from the diet. ...
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    Poll: Thanks, Everyone! This is really helpful! I...

    Thanks, Everyone! This is really helpful!

    I just got the horse's ACTH recheck results back today, and they are sky high. So, I'll be increasing her Prascend dose as of tonight. She was already...
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    Poll: Anhidrosis - what works?

    If you have a horse who wasn't sweating but responded to treatment and began sweating again, tell me what did the trick. I'm especially interested in things that have worked for Cushings horses. ...
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    I'm using chicken wire on step in posts. Cheap. ...

    I'm using chicken wire on step in posts. Cheap. Kind of ugly up close, but nearly invisible from a distance. Working well for my 4 girls. (At least I hope they're all girls! The two younger ones...
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    Yes! I'm with Barack!

    Yes! I'm with Barack!
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    Aaaaaand more great info from 2DogsFarm! :) I...

    Aaaaaand more great info from 2DogsFarm! :) I will definitely be watching the BYC Sale forum from now on! Also, there's a feed store in town that sometimes gets adult chickens (and goats) 'on...
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    Thanks, BLBGP! I hope I end up with sweet...

    Thanks, BLBGP! I hope I end up with sweet chickens like yours! :) Did you raise them from chicks? I would actually rather not brood them myself... it seems really time and equipment intensive. ...
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    A chicken moat...

    A chicken moat? I had to Google that. What a cool idea! :)

    Also, I can't imagine anyone not liking fresh eggs. Wow.
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    Hi, 2DogsFarm! Thanks for your advice, and for...

    Hi, 2DogsFarm!

    Thanks for your advice, and for the encouragement about attempting a DIY Stagecoach. I will be sure to check back in with pictures if I manage to get one knocked together. :) In...
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    Lots of great info here, Bacardi! Thanks so...

    Lots of great info here, Bacardi! Thanks so much!

    We do occasionally have water freeze here in South Carolina, but it doesn't stay frozen long. A paper thin covering on water buckets and...
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    Sounds like there may be chickens in your future,...

    Sounds like there may be chickens in your future, too, MunchingonHay. ;)
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    chicken questions

    This is it! The year I finally get chickens! (I think.)

    A few questions:


    Do I really need specialized chicken feeders and chicken waterers, or can I use rubber feed pans for one or both?
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    I agree with those recommending a professional...

    I agree with those recommending a professional shipper. I used Elite Horse Transport four years ago. They were very good with the horses.
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    Here are the Kentucky standards: ...

    Here are the Kentucky standards: http://www.kentuckyhorse.org/attachments/files/959/KY_Minimum_Standards.pdf

    Much more practical.
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    I got rid of my last truck because of the death...

    I got rid of my last truck because of the death wobble. It was a Ram dually. It would wobble so badly that people around me on the highway would get out of the way. And I would have to slow down...
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    I've had two, with different companies, both...

    I've had two, with different companies, both awful. I think it's basically a racket.
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    Hello, I'm MaresNest, and I have a Bachelors...

    Hello, I'm MaresNest, and I have a Bachelors degree in Astronomy.

    The zodiacal constellations are those constellations that the sun moves through over the course of the year. The zodiac is...
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    Long ago, when I was young and prone to doing...

    Long ago, when I was young and prone to doing this sort of thing, I devised a "Scale of Hot" with a friend. Sarmatian knights were the very top. The pinnacle of hotness.

    Also, the world is...
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