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  1. The staph infection is another hot topic. I was...

    The staph infection is another hot topic. I was told that the results from the culture would be back Tuesday. But, evidently, "Tuesday" is an amorphous concept, which includes every other day of...
  2. So much for having a talk about communication...

    So much for having a talk about communication with the surgeon..... The result was no call at all tonight. Passive-aggressive much?
    My friends have tried to convince me that no news is good news,...
  3. Thread: Life Hacks

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    LOL. The "Crazy Russian Hacker" is hysterical. ...

    LOL. The "Crazy Russian Hacker" is hysterical. If I remember everything he says I am ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. :D :D :D
  4. Thread: Life Hacks

    by Lord Helpus
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    Life Hacks

    So many good ones out there.

    This is a great one for all you duvet users.

    How to put a duvet on a comforter:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO9n_GYSDAc

    Anyone else have a good one?
  5. GOOD NEWS!!!! When the resident came in this...

    GOOD NEWS!!!!

    When the resident came in this morning, Bear was at his door, banging on it, waiting for his breakfast!! And he ate it all and has pooped 4x overnight!!!!!!!!!!

    I would yell...
  6. flyracing, Gabapentin sounds familiar. I am glad...

    flyracing, Gabapentin sounds familiar. I am glad it is a known drug that is proven to help with nerve pain.

    If Bear had acted angry or pissy or given indication that he wanted to be left alone, I...
  7. What state is the mare in? How much do you want...

    What state is the mare in? How much do you want to spend? Seems like you are getting such a wide variety of suggestions because we do not know the answers to those questions.

    With her pedigree,...
  8. Just got back from Raleigh -- I saw Bear and...

    Just got back from Raleigh -- I saw Bear and talked to the Surgeon who is his main doctor. We had a long, but not very productive, talk about communication. Suffice it to say that, although I...
  9. Morning update: Nothing new from yesterday. ...

    Morning update: Nothing new from yesterday. Heart rate is good but basically he is not eating. Sporadic nibbling but no real eating.

    I am frustrated, because there are 3 different people...
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    I am in NC and, my fields have been seeded with...

    I am in NC and, my fields have been seeded with winter rye. Due to the cold snap we had about 2 weeks ago, the winter rye is negligible this year -- I am amazed that you have green and lush grass!
    ...
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    Suspicious problem with loggin on

    I just erased my temp files and cookies -- so now I need to sign in to all of my BB's again.

    When I tried COTH it said that my password was invalid. I have used this password for 15 years, but I...
  12. Better to ask, what is the downside to...

    Better to ask, what is the downside to microchipping your horse?

    Answer: There is no downside. Do you have your dogs microchipped? What is the benefit of that? Same for horses.
  13. WWW, I am almost crying (I have been doing a lot...

    WWW, I am almost crying (I have been doing a lot of that lately) reading your post. Aren't you and the rest of the COTH family wonderful to even think of that, much less post it. You are so...
  14. Just talked to my vet. He is optimistc about...

    Just talked to my vet. He is optimistc about Bear's recovery. Given his age and the severity of the fracture he thinks that Bear is on an upward trend. He is going to talk to the surgeon tomorrow...
  15. Morning report: They are going to back down on...

    Morning report: They are going to back down on his dose of Butorphanol from 15mg 4x/day to 10mg/ 4x/day to see if he can handle the pain on the lesser amount. (That seems like a lot of narcotic pain...
  16. Bear ate his breakfast today!! Go Bear!! And...

    Bear ate his breakfast today!! Go Bear!! And then they turned him out in a paddock with grass. As soon as he was let free he trotted away and then refused to be caught. :D Although tonight he was...
  17. ASB Stars, I have been thinking and coming to...

    ASB Stars, I have been thinking and coming to the same conclusion.

    I think that Bear's last day at NC State will be Friday. By tomorrow the culture will be ready to read, so they can get him on...
  18. Buh, buh, buh Bear is still not eating; he...

    Buh, buh, buh Bear is still not eating; he nibbles the chopped hay, but only swallows occasionally. They weighed him again yesterday and said he had lost a "considerable" amount of weight, but...
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    I was about to post that, at winter shows run by...

    I was about to post that, at winter shows run by Triangle (in NC/SC) it says right in the prize list that braiding is not necessary. Even for A and AA shows. This is because so many braiders are in...
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    This won't work on a newer, stiff bridle, but for...

    This won't work on a newer, stiff bridle, but for old schooling bridles with soft leather you can turn the end under and push it back up through the keeper. Guaranteed to keep everything in place
  21. vxf, I wish I knew. He was in a post and rail...

    vxf, I wish I knew. He was in a post and rail fenced 5 acre field with his BFF, CT, who is also 25. I walked the fence line and nothig was amiss.... Could CT have kicked him in the jaw? I don't...
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    My dear horse George had squamous cell carcinoma...

    My dear horse George had squamous cell carcinoma behind his eye 6 years ago. The tumor was removed -- the surgeon thought he got it all. Then, last winter he had unremitting swelling in his chest...
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    Need ride for 1 horse: Ocala to NC

    Hopefully the weekend of Feb 7 - 8.

    I can meet the van on I-95 if it is heading straight from Fla. to points North

    Does anyone know of anything that might work?

    Thanks
  24. Bear has perked up now, after a big slug of...

    Bear has perked up now, after a big slug of nartcotics. He is nibbling chopped alfalfa, but not eating with gusto -- but nibbling is better than nothing.

    They have realized that he turns into...
  25. Update: Bear has stopped eating. -- Surgeon...

    Update: Bear has stopped eating. -- Surgeon called me and was very receptive to new ideas. I suggested that changing from Bute to Banamine might help. They are also going back to the post op level...
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