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    Just want to reiterate what LaurieB and Beaver...

    Just want to reiterate what LaurieB and Beaver Breeze have said, as all their statements have also been my experience.

    The nurse mare farms I'm most familiar with tend to use paint-cross type...
  2. Sorry, but this cracked me up. Just google...

    Sorry, but this cracked me up. Just google "Sheikh Mohammed FEI scandal drugs" ... They may not be "allowed," but that's definitely not a sport that is completely clean...
  3. Agree 100% that she needs to be evaluated again...

    Agree 100% that she needs to be evaluated again by a veterinarian -- perhaps see if there is someone in the practice who does more repro work?

    Vaginal discharge is probably only seen in this...
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    Where in SW VA? Tabby lives near Lexington, the...

    Where in SW VA? Tabby lives near Lexington, the Valley Division of BREC is based near Staunton, and both vets travel up and down I-81. Not sure how far south she goes, but last time I talked to...
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    I wondered about that as well, as both are in the...

    I wondered about that as well, as both are in the same family (B-lactams). If that is the case, you may very well be in trouble, as that seriously limits the number of antibiotics you have at your...
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    Dr. Tabby Moore at Blue Ridge Equine -- not sure...

    Dr. Tabby Moore at Blue Ridge Equine -- not sure if she still travels "over the mountain" but she used to.
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    Personally, I would want more information. ...

    Personally, I would want more information.

    There are 3 main formulations of penicillin used in horses: PPG (procaine penicillin g), Na-Pen (sodium penicillin) and K-Pen (potassium penicillin). ...
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    That is true. For some reason, my brain turned...

    That is true. For some reason, my brain turned Equate (Wal-mart brand) into Equitate and I just figured a tack store was selling Ranitidine OTC...

    However, every single veterinary pharmacy that I...
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    Hey JB -- I think you mean 2,700mg/dose...and the...

    Hey JB -- I think you mean 2,700mg/dose...and the studies (and horses I've used it on) have had it administered q8 hours, not q12.

    Is ranitidine available over the counter?

    I don't...
  10. Please make sure to also read the monthly threads...

    Please make sure to also read the monthly threads on here about how vets are all trying to rip their clients off. ;)

    I love being a vet (I'm in my first year of practice) but am fortunate that I...
  11. Neutering a cat vs. neutering a dog -- not at all...

    Neutering a cat vs. neutering a dog -- not at all comparable. I apologize in advance if I have some of the details wrong as I tracked equine in school and only did 2 dog neuters and 1 cat neuter...
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    I gave in and watched the whole thing this...

    I gave in and watched the whole thing this weekend. Time well-spent! Thanks to whomever shared the link!
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    I'm pretty sure you can remove the middle seats...

    I'm pretty sure you can remove the middle seats from some of the SUVs that have captains chairs...However, all the SUVs I can think of with captains chairs are much larger (Acadia, Tahoe, etc)...
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    Great post. Thank you!

    Great post. Thank you!
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    I am a veterinarian. You could not PAY me to...

    I am a veterinarian. You could not PAY me to drink raw milk.

    Purchasing unpasteurized dairy products is also illegal in many states.

    The CDC has multiple resources, including a large...
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    I had an 11 year old boy this year. It was...

    I had an 11 year old boy this year. It was tough, but I think 11 is easier than 15! I ended up getting him a soccer ball, stomp rocket and a book (Hatchet...because I have tons of guy friends who...
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    My top guess is that she's pooling urine. I...

    My top guess is that she's pooling urine. I would have a vet who does a fair bit of repro out to do an exam.
  18. Agree 100%.

    Agree 100%.
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    Personally, I wouldn't treat asymptomatic horses with antibiotics, but I would have the BO monitoring temps every 6-12 hours so we could start antibiotics ASAP when needed.

    In my experience,...
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    I realize that this is a very common horseman's...

    I realize that this is a very common horseman's myth -- but just because a horse is pooping, doesn't mean there isn't something going on in there.

    Call your vet.
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    Call your vet. Call your vet. Call your vet.

    Call your vet.
    Call your vet.
    Call your vet.
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    The ASPCA at least funds useful things -- such as...

    The ASPCA at least funds useful things -- such as studies on improving swine welfare (for pigs raised for human consumption) at the swine teaching unit at Penn Vet.
    ...
  23. The tea tree oil in Excaliber can be very...

    The tea tree oil in Excaliber can be very irritating. I would clean him again with a very small amount of ivory soap and plenty of warm water just to rule that out as a potential cause. However,...
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    I did this with my high-energy lab when I was a...

    I did this with my high-energy lab when I was a kid.

    I also built an entire course of jumps out of logs/sticks in the wooded backyard. We would longe to warm up, then go jump courses together. ...
  25. Agreed. The healthy ovary is typically...

    Agreed.

    The healthy ovary is typically smaller than normal due to "feedback" from the enlarged/affected (granulosa cell tumor) ovary. Removing the affected ovary should cause the smaller ovary...
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