Type: Posts; User: sublimequine
Denial, not just a river in Egypt.
Your mare is trying to tell you something. You should listen to her. :(
Got a hoof boot, or a baby diaper and some duct tape? Ride in a soft arena or in some soft grass, he'll survive. :)
If you have the money, they make "mowls" :
Or you could prob DIY that somehow, take a small mat and bolt the...
Sign me up! LOL! :winkgrin:
I'd be jumping on that! :yes:
I'm thinking once it's a little nicer out I want to try to fix the mats in my mares' stalls - I have no idea how to do this. :lol: They're curling up at some of the corners, and they're kind of...
$8-$9/hr was what I used to get paid, central rural IL.
I've never found SWAT to be very effective for very long - in hot/humid temps it just melts right off.
I'll be reading this thread with interest. My palomino mare's tail is disgusting. :disgust:
I totally agree with the fly boots - the oldster I used to care for (RIP big guy!) wore them 24/7 in bug season. He got sore trying to stomp them off, too. The boots kept him from stomping, and...
That's pretty much a classic description of tying up. Sorry you're having such difficulty getting a vet out, best of luck. Keep us updated.
Banamine can be given orally by any horse owner.
You might ask the vet about keeping some banamine on hand just in case - my filly had a tying up episode a few months back (exact same scenario - went nutso on the longe, then tied up). I gave her...
Wow that's a good deal as well. They really seem to be pushing the SmartDigest Ultra.
I've heard it's comparable to Succeed.. wonder if that's true?
Thanks for the input everyone, very reassuring! :)
I like the horse's jowl at my shoulder.
Good to know! She regularly runs laps in her run, bucks at nothing, and rears then body slams my mare... so definitely not feeling ouchy at all.
My three year old walked out of her stall clicking and crackling yesterday. :confused: She has a stall with an attached run, so plenty of room to move around... no turnout in a pasture right now as...
Oh, and I placed my order yesterday morning - it shipped yesterday afternoon. Yay SmartPak.
Doesn't that seem to always be how it works with horses? :lol:
Good catch! Just a heads up though, "vegetable" oil can very well include soybean oil.
Just thought I'd share my find, SmartPak has a sale on SmartDigest Ultra. They changed the formulation; the "old formula" is under $20 for a month's supply right now. The only difference I can see...
I seriously don't get how Laurierace hasn't been banned yet, she never seems to offer anything productive.
Sorry for your plight, OP. Funny how it works that way. My IR mare would absolutely be...
My mare gets mild hives/coughing in Spring and sometimes Summer depending on the pollen counts. Giving her at least 1 cup whole flax helped considerably. I took her off the flax, the hives came...