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    ACTH test: Fast or not?

    My question is: For the Equine ACTH test, do you fast the horse or not?

    I always thought to get an accurate result you should NOT fast the horse and maintain normal diet,turnout,exercise, etc.
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    I already googled it. I thought that the results...

    I already googled it. I thought that the results had to be sent to Minnesota and couldn't find the site or the form. Is that the only site for DIY pssm testing?

    Thanks!
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    sending in a PSSM test yourself...

    Where do I Send it? What are the instructions?

    pleeeeaaaase point me to a website.

    Thank you!
  4. He is on T.C Lite currently (2lbs/day) and am...

    He is on T.C Lite currently (2lbs/day) and am adding my copper and zinc individually to balance his current diet with the hay/grass in my area.

    I have found If I make a custom supplement I can...
  5. alternative to grain besides beetpulp or rice bran?

    I am looking for something low NSC to add so that my horse will eat his vit/min supp.

    I'd rather not add beetpulp because of the iron content and the prep i would want to do Rinse/soak/rinse.
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  6. Thank you Flyracing! Very informative! :)

    Thank you Flyracing! Very informative! :)
  7. IRAP or Stem Cell for mild knee arthritis.

    My horse is starting to get arthritis in his other knee.

    Would you spend money on IRAP or stem cell?
  8. He has never been stiff or sore during or after...

    He has never been stiff or sore during or after this happens. there is no tenderness or spasming upon palpation of his muscles on either side whilst there are " pumped up"

    He is a QH but I am...
  9. muscles on either side of lumbar spine bulked after galloping "atrophied" with rest?

    Why would a horse's back muscles on either side of his lumbar spine be "Sunk/atrophied" with the spine being prominent during rest/walk.

    but if free lunged and galloping will "bulk up" and become...
  10. you can still have a joint flare with steroid...

    you can still have a joint flare with steroid injections.
  11. The original poster/Wild horses commented on some...

    The original poster/Wild horses commented on some of the comments left revealing the true answer . Some of you might be a bit surprised!
  12. Be glad that she just stands still . my guy...

    Be glad that she just stands still

    . my guy stands still and pivots not wanting to move, but then when he decides to flex his hock LIFTS his legs high and tries to kick them off a bit then almost...
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    Yes, you are right. When there is weight in the...

    Yes, you are right. When there is weight in the saddle the panels definitely dig into his back more than I think they should and take a lot of pressure.

    He is pretty stoic, so even though he...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Here are some pics...

    Thanks for all the replies. Here are some pics with the saddle girthed up.
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    Here are some pictures of his back (not very good...

    Here are some pictures of his back (not very good as he wasn't very square) and some pics with his current saddle ( A Thornhill Vienna II )

    It generally looks good, but I would like it to have a...
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    Ok, I might be confused then. I thought hoop tree...

    Ok, I might be confused then. I thought hoop tree referred to the Front pommel AND the reat of the panels forming more of a wider/flatter structure.

    I will try to post pictures. He seems to be a...
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    saddles w/hoop and adjustable trees?

    I'm looking for a saddle that has a hoop AND adjustable tree.

    It seems my horse is a Hoop in the rear and a medium/wide in the front and all the hoop trees seem too wide. at least it seems like...
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    He is also prone to eating certain spots of dirt.

    He is also prone to eating certain spots of dirt.
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    He just came in from turnout so i'm not sure if...

    He just came in from turnout so i'm not sure if it was boredom but possibly, he likes to have a job to do and I haven't been riding.

    That doesn't explain the fact that this usually happens in...
  20. I don't LIKE the idea but... it might be better...

    I don't LIKE the idea but... it might be better than the barn's water system freezing and horses colicing from dehydration.

    I'm sure it would be a pain in the butt to haul buckets to 50 stalls,...
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    why is my horse eating sawdust?

    If this were another horse I would say he is trying to get more roughage/forage...however, this doesn't seem to be the case with my horse:

    Every time I notice this he has plenty of hay in his...
  22. Thanks for the reply. I am surprised that I...

    Thanks for the reply. I am surprised that I didn't get my points of view on this.

    I heard 2 different relatively BNT's say this about surcingles with the triangle shape to the top of the surcingle...
  23. you're missing the fact that the horse Geronimo...

    you're missing the fact that the horse Geronimo was euthanized due to 2 fractured vertebra from a lunging accident also and MP also disposed of the horse without permission from the ASL.
  24. Wait a minute...you're telling me that: not...

    Wait a minute...you're telling me that:

    not telling the truth to a horse owner about their horse falling hard enough on the lunge to fracture 2 vertebra isn't a big deal!?

    Knowing/seeing a...
  25. Paolo Margi has history of being investigated for...

    Paolo Margi has history of being investigated for ill-treatment of horses. A similar incident happened back in 1998 with a 5yr old horse named Geronimo who also fractured 2 vertebrae and was disposed...
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