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  1. Thread: Prascend

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    My older gelding really started to turn around on...

    My older gelding really started to turn around on pergolide at 5 weeks, and my vet says she likes to wait a full 8 weeks to make sure everything has kicked in. It's a systemic drug; it needs time to...
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    I think once a month after the loading dose is a...

    I think once a month after the loading dose is a good place to start. We did that for about 9 months, and then moved up to once every three weeks, with great results. He was just feeling NQR in that...
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    Thanks, everyone, for your continued & excellent...

    Thanks, everyone, for your continued & excellent feedback! Lots of food for thought here, including some really good ideas about how to manage the hockey rink possibility. I'd love if we have enough...
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    Thank you everyone! It does sound like I should...

    Thank you everyone! It does sound like I should be aiming more for 10-12 acres.

    I know this area very well, and we're willing to be patient. If the right land doesn't present itself in the next 12...
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    How much land do I really need?

    Due to some exciting circumstances, we might be hunting for a small hobby farm this summer.

    I'm still trying to decide what my parameters for land would be, exactly, and figuring that out will...
  6. Totally agree with those suggesting testing for...

    Totally agree with those suggesting testing for insulin resistance and Cushings. My horse has always been susceptible to allergies and goopy eyes, but this late summer/fall we just could not stay on...
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    Strictly speaking, you don't need it - but you're...

    Strictly speaking, you don't need it - but you're really, really going to want it. It's a relatively small investment and it makes a HUGE difference. I won't haul a bumper pull without one.
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    He'll be more surefooted on ice barefoot than he...

    He'll be more surefooted on ice barefoot than he would be with shoes, unless you're going with borium + studs on the shoes. I've hacked my horse out with shoes on front, barefoot on back, and he's...
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    Thank you everyone for your advice! Right now I'm...

    Thank you everyone for your advice! Right now I'm using an old Singer but it would definitely not hold up to anything more substantial than the fleece I'm working with right now, mayyyyybe some...
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    Love, love, love my Bromonts. I have the previous...

    Love, love, love my Bromonts. I have the previous incarnation of them and they've served me well for 5 winters now.
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    Can you not get outside at all on your two extra...

    Can you not get outside at all on your two extra days? Even to walk around a paddock or up and down the driveway? My horse would riot if I did that much work inside.

    Deep snow can also be terrific...
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    Here's a guide I wrote up after re-doing mine...

    Here's a guide I wrote up after re-doing mine this year: http://beljoeor.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-re-waterproof-turnout-blanket.html

    Factors that can affect the waterproofing:
    - Really really...
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    Sewing Machine Recommendations?

    I'm trying to find useful, non-obnoxious things to put on a wedding registry, and it occurred to me that a sewing machine would be useful. Having my own would keep me from bringing all my projects...
  14. Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. I've...

    Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. I've sought some clarification with the barn manager, and they're looking at several weeks out yet (as many as 8, depending) and for the first few weeks Tris...
  15. Grass turnout on picked-over fields for Cushings horse?

    Quick background: 19yo mustang gelding, recently diagnosed with Cushing's. Responding beautifully to 1mg/day of pergolide, and had minimal symptoms and a low high ACTH level even when tested during...
  16. Excellent, thank you all so much! I suspected I...

    Excellent, thank you all so much! I suspected I would be ok to go with the bigger size but before committing to the purchase I wanted to be sure, since money is tight this month.

    I certainly hope...
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    Every single stride? Wait, um... In all...

    Every single stride?

    Wait, um...

    In all seriousness though I have a horse who has always been on the unmotivated side, and my leg is a bit long for his barrel. He is not overly sensitive (both...
  18. Shoot, sorry, I did a quick skim and didn't see...

    Shoot, sorry, I did a quick skim and didn't see it! I'll delete the thread as soon as I figure out how. :)
  19. Weight right on the line between two Frontline treatment options?

    Our puppy has been growing and she's just about at 45 lbs right now. Previously, we were buying the Frontline treatment for dogs 35-44lbs. The next step up is 45-88lbs.

    She is 12 months old and...
  20. Horses taught to indicate blanketing preferences

    This article is amazing: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34718/study-horses-can-communicate-blanketing-preferences

    I used to know a horse who had clear blanketing preferences. He would come to...
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    Yes. It absolutely happens. Does cold --> colic?...

    Yes. It absolutely happens. Does cold --> colic? Probably not. But cold can and does cause some horses stress, lower their body temperature, put them off drinking, and generally create a very fertile...
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    My horse went in Polyflex shoes for about 6...

    My horse went in Polyflex shoes for about 6 months. Here's their website: http://polyflexhorseshoes.com/. He wore the Morrison Open Rollers.

    Here's what his foot looked like in them:...
  23. Yes - sorry, should've clarified, that selenium...

    Yes - sorry, should've clarified, that selenium is dangerous to supplement unless you have blood work that says that the horses is specifically deficient.

    My horse gets a custom HorseTech...
  24. My gelding can be barn sour and bratty when...

    My gelding can be barn sour and bratty when hacking out from home but is a gentleman when hauled out. I really do think it's all about whether he knows he's going "home" or not. As others have said,...
  25. Tape worms look amazingly like little strawberry...

    Tape worms look amazingly like little strawberry seeds. Ask me how I know. :(

    The blood is something else entirely. I would hold off on any new dewormer. Will your vet do an over the phone...
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