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  1. When my Clydesdale mare had pigeon fever, the vet...

    When my Clydesdale mare had pigeon fever, the vet had to use an ultrasound and lance the three pockets. The gauze was soaked in betadyne and put in to fill the inside of the pocket. It then healed...
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    I usually drive alone, both single and pair. Of...

    I usually drive alone, both single and pair. Of course I drive Clydesdales and they have been trained to stand there like statues while I hitch them. When I go to shows, I try to remember to get a...
  3. My mustang mare ended up with an antibiotic...

    My mustang mare ended up with an antibiotic resistant pneumonia. Her temp did go down for a while then rebounded. Antibiotics the vet gave me seemed to work, then she got worse again. Had to go to...
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    Scientific hearing test for horses?

    My young horse lost one of his eyes due to a fungal eye infection. He has started driving training and the trainers think he may have a hearing problem. Apparently he has not responded...
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    I drive my friend's Clydesdale stallion in a...

    I drive my friend's Clydesdale stallion in a loose ring French snaffle bit. I drive my own Clydes in regular driving bits and I although it seemed odd to me at first, it works for him. He has a...
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    Big jingles from my Clydesdales in California. ...

    Big jingles from my Clydesdales in California. Colic sucks!
  7. Thread: Stress diarrhea?

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    One of my Clydesdales manages to spray out loose...

    One of my Clydesdales manages to spray out loose poop at shows, typically after he is hitched and warming up, and again when we enter the arena. Considering I spend several hours pre-show to make his...
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    I have used Dr. MacDonald at Pioneer for several...

    I have used Dr. MacDonald at Pioneer for several of my Clydesdales with lameness issues. He is awesome. I have also used Wayne Browning of Bayhill Equine in the Bay Area and Wayne is amazing.
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    I have an IR horse that has had severa boutas of...

    I have an IR horse that has had severa boutas of laminitis. X-rays were taken almost immediately after the first episode, and I am amazed your vet did not take x-rays when this first started. I use...
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    I drive Clydesdales and also do not like the look...

    I drive Clydesdales and also do not like the look of the traditional draft bridle. Also, I started doing driving events that operate under ADS rules, which require a full caveson which my draft...
  11. One of my Clydesdales broke the coffin bone on...

    One of my Clydesdales broke the coffin bone on his right hind. There was some joint involvement. The vet clinic had someone who had worked with drafts before and he had their farrier build a special...
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    Mini donkey bridle questions

    I have a mnini donkey (on the small side) and I would like to drive her. She has a mini harness that fits pretty well, except I feel like I am being rough on her ears when I bridle her. She doesn't...
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    This is a touching story that I am fairly certain...

    This is a touching story that I am fairly certain will have a good ending! I will be another one watching anxiously for updates.
  14. Thread: Surgery tomorrow

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    I am so glad to hear the good news that the...

    I am so glad to hear the good news that the surgery went well. I was lucky with the stall rest...Clydesdales arenot known for being rambunctuous. I hope your stall rest requirement will not be too...
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    I am SOOOOO lucky to live in California. And my...

    I am SOOOOO lucky to live in California. And my horses are boarded at an amazing facility. Worst case scenario, we get to drive in a huge indoor arena. We have a huge outdoor and lots of trails on...
  16. Thread: Surgery tomorrow

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    One of my Clydesdales had a huge bone chip...

    One of my Clydesdales had a huge bone chip removed from his hock. Although it was terrifying to have him put under and it was not an easy surgery, I am glad I did it. It totally changed the quality...
  17. My Clydesdale Mare had a shattered splint bone...

    My Clydesdale Mare had a shattered splint bone from a pasture accident/fight. She had a young foal and I did not want to trailer to the clinic, so the vet removed the chunks of bone in a standing...
  18. One of my Clydesdales has a tear duct issue. Vet...

    One of my Clydesdales has a tear duct issue. Vet could not get the tube in the nose-hole (whatever they are called) and I ended up having an eye specialist come out. Before her visit, I gave him...
  19. My Clydesdale mare had her splint bone removed...

    My Clydesdale mare had her splint bone removed after it was shattered by a kick from another draft mare. She had a young foal at her side, and I did not want to trailer them, so the vet did the...
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    My older Clydesdale mare had a stovepipe leg and...

    My older Clydesdale mare had a stovepipe leg and refused to put any weight on it. Got a call about it from the owner of the place she is boarded at. Sounded like her lef was broken, she was in the...
  21. I keep my driving horses (Clydes) at Sargent...

    I keep my driving horses (Clydes) at Sargent Equestrian Center in Lodi. They have a very extensive training program and train from minis and ponies to drafts. They have all the equipment to use for a...
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    Congratulations! It IS a big deal! I love it...

    Congratulations! It IS a big deal! I love it when I am the first to use the large outdoor arena after grooming, so I can look at my marks and see my circles. And straight lines, which are often an...
  23. That is great news! Just what I have been hoing...

    That is great news! Just what I have been hoing to hear. When my Clydesdale Tuffy had surger to remove a bone chip on his hock, I ended up leaving him in the hospital for ten days. But that was...
  24. Thread: Colic Conundrum

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    Colic and choke can look a lot alike, in my...

    Colic and choke can look a lot alike, in my experience. Is it possible the horse has a chronic choke problem that is causing the symptoms? The horse could also have throat damage from choke to cause...
  25. Glad to hear the good news! I know you've been...

    Glad to hear the good news! I know you've been going through a lot with horses lately, Caryledee, so I am glad things went well for you. I am interested in the "big horse" comment as I have...
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