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  1. A combination of bloodwork and ultrasound are the...

    A combination of bloodwork and ultrasound are the best diagnostic tools for abnormal GI symptoms.

    With the ultrasound, you are looking for a thickness in the GI layers. Its really a good idea to...
  2. Although it didn't end well for poor dog,...

    Although it didn't end well for poor dog, thankfully you were there to find him and give him care when he needed it.

    FWIW, check with your local vet emergency clinics, often times they have a...
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    Great advice, thank you thank you thank you! ...

    Great advice, thank you thank you thank you!

    It is 27 acres, but my "short" term plan was to only fence in a few smaller paddocks on the areas that have nice ready to eat grass.

    The old hay...
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    Thank you for the manure suggestion - that is...

    Thank you for the manure suggestion - that is exactly what I think will work for me.

    I was looking into the newer manure spreaders as well as building a composter. Its a "long term" plan so...
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    Thank you FI! Its about 25 minutes northeast of...

    Thank you FI! Its about 25 minutes northeast of GTA. Wont increase any travel time to work which is amazing. Move in 90 days!

    Yes, it has several large ponds, but thankfully they are all in an...
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    I haven't gotten that far yet :) (Re Manure...

    I haven't gotten that far yet :) (Re Manure disposal).

    I like my horses to live outside 24/7 whenever possible. I would assume with only 2 horses out there I could just "mow" over the poop? ...
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    So, I have a farmette.....now what?

    I just got the news that the offer was accepted, so am overly excited at the moment! I have about a million questions and know the people on COTH will have great advice.


    Background:
    The...
  8. Mini-chems (which are probably the ones combined...

    Mini-chems (which are probably the ones combined with CBC's for around $100) are generally enough for routine wellness screening.

    Superchemistry screenings are best for patients who are unwell...
  9. I don't want to push you away from a decision for...

    I don't want to push you away from a decision for euthanasia (because it may be a very reasonable decision at this point). However, I know CRF cats frequently rally after 24 hours of IV fluid...
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    Well its good to hear the chances of DM are low. ...

    Well its good to hear the chances of DM are low.

    German Sheps are difficult to assess when they have hind end weakness bcause there are so many disease processes that can affect them:

    Hip...
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    Thanks everyone! Im going to start a new thread...

    Thanks everyone! Im going to start a new thread soon, I am in the "process" of putting in an offer in on a farm and while I have general horse sense, I have no farm sense.

    I appreciate the advice...
  13. Thanks for ALL the replies...so much advice, and...

    Thanks for ALL the replies...so much advice, and Im sure there are 10001 different ways I could go about it.

    Vet is coming out this week, just not sure which day yet. Will discuss less invasive...
  14. Thanks Gustav - I have my local vet coming this...

    Thanks Gustav - I have my local vet coming this week to re-assess the foot, Im really hoping NOT to go a surgical route and try the soaks and topical treatments first. OVC, MEH and Toronto Equine...
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    Hopefully you don't need to think about missing...

    Hopefully you don't need to think about missing him right now...he is with you and ok at the moment.

    What kind of cushings test has he had done? ACTH or Dex Supression?

    The thing is with...
  16. Have you retested for HW? Sometimes you can get...

    Have you retested for HW? Sometimes you can get a false positive (but its not common).

    Treatment has a good chance of working, especially if your dog isn't showing a heavy worm load. If you can...
  17. Thanks, this is what I was hoping would happen. ...

    Thanks, this is what I was hoping would happen. Maybe it will still be an option, especially if I can kill some of the bacteria/fungus with the CT first?

    Im going to do the CT for at leas one...
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    Thanks, that's what I thought. I think the small...

    Thanks, that's what I thought. I think the small pond would be ok but the larger one is more like a small lake. I would hate to have it snow covered and have them take a stroll along it!
  19. Me too...which is why I kind of dropped when I...

    Me too...which is why I kind of dropped when I receivd the quote. The farrier cut away as much as he could safely, but the surgeon said it would be too involved to do under sedation and GA would...
  20. It was Caledon, last year...actually almost...

    It was Caledon, last year...actually almost closer to two years ago. The radiographs showed no bone involvement, and the foot looked quite normal. However, the vet said that it was no guarantee...
  21. Baroque Pony - Im a little confused as to what...

    Baroque Pony - Im a little confused as to what you are recommending?

    Bleach, then iodine the peroxide? Every day, or just a few times a week?

    I have used keratex hoof hardener before...that...
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    Ponds in fields?

    I am looking (casually) at a place that has ample turnout space for the horses.

    The fields are all grass (however some areas quite overgrown), with some pockets of trees and valleys, and 3 ponds. ...
  23. I had two Ogilvy pads, and have used a shedrow...

    I had two Ogilvy pads, and have used a shedrow one. They both worked well for a saddle that was too wide for the horse. Honestly, if there was no logo on the Ogilvy ones I would think they were the...
  24. Interesting you should post this - this is...

    Interesting you should post this - this is originally why my vet referred me to the surgeon. He didn't think it was canker, but wouldn't be able to rule it out either - recommended MRI/constrast...
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    Sounds like your daughter has a great role model....

    Sounds like your daughter has a great role model. I wish you and her a great summer filled with unexpected positive surprises :)
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