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    Good plan, happy to hear the update!

    Good plan, happy to hear the update!
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    Beatrice, you're a good mom! And it sounds like...

    Beatrice, you're a good mom! And it sounds like you are taking all the right precautions as described above. It's always good to have *some* radiographs....because, even if there is nothing out of...
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    With Lyme, fever is often only present the first...

    With Lyme, fever is often only present the first day or two after bitten. So even though she's not febrile now, she could have Lyme. I would do a full blood workup anyway. Keep taking her temperature...
  4. Horses objecting to the application of a small...

    Horses objecting to the application of a small amount of liquid makes me think they inherently 'know' the stuff is toxic. They can probably sense the poison nasally.

    I tend to trust their...
  5. Thanks for sharing your experience Rabicon.

    Thanks for sharing your experience Rabicon.
  6. Sherian, thanks - SO good to hear that you had...

    Sherian, thanks - SO good to hear that you had improvements with regard to flies, too. One thought - I agree of course about not applying to the back anywhere tack would touch - but re applying to...
  7. Equispot or Freedom 45 for tick prevention

    Hi
    For those of you who use Equispot or Freedom 45 for tick prevention, and find that it works, can you share where on your horse you apply it? I realize there are instructions on the product but...
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    Thanks mbj....I wish. Great idea though, would...

    Thanks mbj....I wish. Great idea though, would love if I could have one, I love pigs! :-)
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    Re: the use of a feed bag. I think an aged horse...

    Re: the use of a feed bag. I think an aged horse who has spent her entire 30 years eating out of a bucket would have a hard time adjusting to eating with a feed bag on her head. Also, I'd think it...
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    Larry, thanks very much for your advice. :-)

    Larry, thanks very much for your advice. :-)
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    What would be a better option in fly traps -- the...

    What would be a better option in fly traps -- the attractor type? Or the repellant type? I'm confused as to what to select (though I do realize both have their value). And thanks for all the products...
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    PreppyPonies, Thanks for the recommendation,...

    PreppyPonies,
    Thanks for the recommendation, I'm wondering, where in the stall did you install that sprayer, and did you use one or more? (I'd need to make sure it would not be an eye...
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    Re applying fly deterrents to walls of stalls...I...

    Re applying fly deterrents to walls of stalls...I always wonder if that just makes the flies gravitate even more to the HORSE.

    betsyk...I do clean when I'm there...however, I live 45 minutes...
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    I'm hoping to have a discussion about this with...

    I'm hoping to have a discussion about this with her at some point soon.

    Re clean clean clean, well, since I'm not there working, I can't really expect or ask the staff to continually clean one...
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    Kerri, that is such a good idea. Whether or not...

    Kerri, that is such a good idea. Whether or not it will be a welcome one at the barn, I don't know, but I will plant the seed.
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    mkevent, thanks - re feeding outside, not...

    mkevent, thanks - re feeding outside, not possible because she'd get very upset when horses inside got fed. Also, I doubt the staff would do it - and, no horses stay out in paddocks at dinnertime...
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    Help? Fly predator questions...

    Sorry, double post - how to delete this one???
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    Help? Fly predator questions...

    Here is my dilemma: I own an aged mare who is boarded. The barn manager and property owner (different people) are not willing/able to spend any money on fly predators. My mare has basically no...
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    Ugh :(

    Ugh :(
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    Nice post, DMK :-)

    Nice post, DMK :-)
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    Question re tipping, xmas etc

    If you gave a larger tip to your groom at Xmas around the 25th (before board was due the week later), do you then tip again the week later, as your regular monthly tip? Or do you consider the larger...
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    UPDATE

    UPDATE UPDATE!!

    So I called my local TSC today to inquire about the switch to Dumor. After much back and forth the person on the phone agreed to dig deeper into what/why was going on, and sure...
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    If this is truly TSC's new M.O., I am sorely...

    If this is truly TSC's new M.O., I am sorely disappointed. I used to really like the company.
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    APPLAUSE, PINKPONY!!! Why the freaking hell do...

    APPLAUSE, PINKPONY!!!

    Why the freaking hell do people get on smart, easily bored horses who are not robots on the flat, and continue to ride in a ring, around the rail, doing a circle here and...
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    I have not seen any Standlee products in plastic...

    I have not seen any Standlee products in plastic bags....wow!? Were they the alfalfa cubes? Or something else?
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