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  1. Went through this last winter - I'm in CT as well...

    Went through this last winter - I'm in CT as well and with the snow on the ground the fence just did not have a strong zap. My husband ended up adding a strand of ground wire along the fence and that...
  2. Boarding barns near Chesapeake VA/Moyock NC?

    My husband finally got orders (woohoo!) and we will be moving right on the VA/NC state line (Chesapeake/Moyock) this summer. Can anyone recommend somewhere to board around there within 20 mins?
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    Getting X-rays of your horse feet would also be...

    Getting X-rays of your horse feet would also be helpful for the farrier to check his work - making sure angles are correct (i.e. Correct allignment between the coffin bone, short pastern and long...
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    I think because the wrap I was doing was a...

    I think because the wrap I was doing was a sterile bandage after surgery. They want the top and bottom of the bandage sealed with elastikon tape right on the skin so nothing gets under the wrap. This...
  5. Out of the 6.5 years I've owned my horse I've...

    Out of the 6.5 years I've owned my horse I've spend about 2.5-3 of those rehabbing from major injuries. My horse is HORRIBLE at rehab. He's broken my hand. He's flipped over on me. I've gone for more...
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    After my horse had knee surgery I was given...

    After my horse had knee surgery I was given instructions on how to do a sterile bandage. That thing stayed put like a champ but the downside is it was pretty expensive to do. But if you need to go...
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    I have a grey 10 year old gelding who sounds very...

    I have a grey 10 year old gelding who sounds very similar to yours. His manure is well formed, but he gets the "runny butt" in the fall/winter. Not cow plop patties, but liquid coming out with the...
  8. Thread: Swollen knee

    by LDavis104
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    My 10 year old has knee arthritis which onset...

    My 10 year old has knee arthritis which onset after two knee injuries that resulted in 2 separate bone chips. He did have surgery to remove them, though they were unable to remove 1 of the bone chips...
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    When you say she "comes in with the herd" in...

    When you say she "comes in with the herd" in January, could you clarify what her living arrangements are? Do you mean she's in a stall until spring? Back when she would colic in the summer when you...
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    Yes, she has done this scoping clinic before.

    Yes, she has done this scoping clinic before.
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    Love Dr. Eggleston!

    Love Dr. Eggleston!
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    My horse wore his muzzle with others (well, one...

    My horse wore his muzzle with others (well, one other). Just make sure there is a break-away (or multiple) on it in case it gets stuck on something.
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    I posted a thread in Off Course about muzzles for...

    I posted a thread in Off Course about muzzles for winter use and didn't get any replies, so am glad to see some muzzle recommendations here. I used the metal bar type muzzle in the summer on my horse...
  14. cage style muzzle in winter - how does the coating hold up?

    My horse is a paddock-mate blanket destroyer.

    I successfully used the type of muzzle with the metal bars (he could still eat and drink easily) during the warmer months, but it did come with a...
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    Thanks guys - he's been off the previcox for a...

    Thanks guys - he's been off the previcox for a month now and I saw no change with his soundness (he's still sound). I wasn't sure if the new swelling was a result of taking him off the previcox. I...
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    Knee swelling with no heat or lameness

    My 10 yr old gelding had 2 chip fractures in his knee at the end of 2013 (2 separate accidents a couple of months apart) and then surgery to remove the bone chips in Dec 2013. He's been back under...
  17. To me that looks more like a hind end lameness....

    To me that looks more like a hind end lameness. Haven't dealt with that in my own horse, but the up. up. up. of the head I believe is indicative of a hind end lameness. Have the vets blocked hind...
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    Yes it can def cause lameness. My horse was in...

    Yes it can def cause lameness. My horse was in late stages of rehab from a suspensory injury and went lame again. I was sure it was the suspensory and had vet out. He had the first case of scratches...
  19. Pretty much 3 of the 6 years I've owned my horse...

    Pretty much 3 of the 6 years I've owned my horse have been spend rehabbing various injuries/surgeries. You can absolutely do the more time & rest route vs. a ton of treatments. I've done both ways. ...
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    This is the test my vet uses (the Cornell...

    This is the test my vet uses (the Cornell multiplex one): https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/docs/Lyme_Disease_Multiplex_Testing_for_Horses.pdf

    My horse had a high titer done by another vet who insisted...
  21. Hey SFH - My horse does something similar while...

    Hey SFH - My horse does something similar while he eats. Not exactly the same but like little knee bending things. It seemed more like an excitement thing about eating vs. something painful or amiss....
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    While I agree that first and foremost nutrition,...

    While I agree that first and foremost nutrition, environment, and the trim/shoeing itself has the greatest effect on hoof health, I have also had good luck with Keratex Hoof Hardener. ...
  23. Thread: Barn Website

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    I think the more info on a site the better. If...

    I think the more info on a site the better. If you are worried about too much info, just make sure to visually section off the information pretty well (i.e. make headers stand out, or make sub-pages,...
  24. Horse doesn't like hind legs brushed during winter only?

    I noticed on Saturday (first really cold day here of the winter) my horse was suddenly really sensitive to his hind legs being brushed. He especially hated it when I put his shipping boots on back...
  25. My horse reared and flipped over on me two...

    My horse reared and flipped over on me two winters ago. It was the most frightening thing to happen to me in 20 years of riding. I got back on, crying for pretty much the rest of the ride (at a walk...
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