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  1. A) Depends on level of horse management/care,...

    A) Depends on level of horse management/care, but IME somewhat common amongst horses whose owners don’t pick feet regularly.

    B) Imperative where I live (moist/mud/rainy climate). I also use...
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    My cats get Tiki cat (chicken/tuna or...

    My cats get Tiki cat (chicken/tuna or chicken/salmon), which I stretch with Wellness Turkey or Chicken grain-free. I also add 1/2 tsp of pumpkin to the mix, it seems to help mitigate hairballs and...
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    I knew a gelding who did this. Owner cleaned...

    I knew a gelding who did this. Owner cleaned the gelding's sheath, found and removed a HUGE bean in the gelding's urethra, and presto, kicking behavior stopped.
  4. Read abovethelaw! It's a pretty fair...

    Read abovethelaw! It's a pretty fair assessment of the situation.

    I graduated from a 2nd tier school in the early '90s, had a job offer, but decided not to practice. There was a glut of...
  5. Yikes, good job heeding your gut! PSA: ...

    Yikes, good job heeding your gut!

    PSA: states have licensing boards for veterinarians, and vets are required to keep their information current (including phone numbers/addresses). One can...
  6. That's great!

    That's great!
  7. HA I just went through this! My Goretex...

    HA I just went through this!

    My Goretex soaked through, my Columbia rain pants tore in the wind...

    I bought commercial fishing gear and it is awesome (of course, it does not breathe -...
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    Thanks for posting the link! What a variety!

    Thanks for posting the link! What a variety!
  9. Levade, I could have written your post. I've...

    Levade, I could have written your post. I've had my injury-prone, no self-preservation, too-smart-for-own-good, pot-stirring bro of an OTTB for over a decade now. He has had a multitude of annual...
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    This is sort of close to what mine looks like,...

    This is sort of close to what mine looks like, though this one is substantially shorter, the base and top seat are much smaller, and it lacks the climbing hole that mine has.
    ...
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    I inherited a home-made cat tree for my cats. ...

    I inherited a home-made cat tree for my cats. I'll have to look at how the vertical upright is connected to the base. It's 5' tall and solid. It's built like a capital "I".

    The top seat...
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    Frozen here (less sodium), from Costco. My dogs...

    Frozen here (less sodium), from Costco. My dogs dig them - I use them as treats (carrot bits too) and I give it to my oldie as a source of fiber and to make him feel more full, as he's on a diet.
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    If I were in your shoes, I would ask my vet...

    If I were in your shoes, I would ask my vet whether thyroid and/or cushing's tests would be indicated.
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    If the skin is unbroken, bitter apple spray is...

    If the skin is unbroken, bitter apple spray is useful but you will need to reapply fairly often IME.
  15. Love the menagerie on my bed, loathe litter...

    Love the menagerie on my bed, loathe litter anywhere but the litter box, blech.

    First line of attack - a cut up yoga mat leading from the litter boxes gets most of the tracked litter.

    I...
  16. Awww, that was great. Jackie looks so genuinely...

    Awww, that was great. Jackie looks so genuinely happy! I love the segment with Caroline on her mother's horse being led by Jackie at a trot.

    I wonder who the guy is? Did Peter Lawford...
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    Petzl Tikka is great - it has a "boost" button,...

    Petzl Tikka is great - it has a "boost" button, and most importantly to me, a gasket that prevents water from getting in. It's about $60-70, and mine is going on 4 years of hard use during...
  18. Fukushima horse breeder braves high radiation levels to care for horses

    An article from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/27/fukushima-horse-breeder-radiation-animals?commentpage=1

    Much respect for this man and his daughter. There's a...
  19. Geez I have met some spoiled mouthy horses - all...

    Geez I have met some spoiled mouthy horses - all of them nippers (as opposed to a serious bite).

    I know someone who used a tack (as in the sort you use to pin up posters) to solve biting with a...
  20. Here's caryledee's thread from a year ago. ...

    Here's caryledee's thread from a year ago. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?369010-Indolent-Corneal-Ulcer

    My gelding's corneal ulcer failed to heal (5 weeks) until we tried...
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    I moved to the PNW several decades ago from the...

    I moved to the PNW several decades ago from the East Coast. It certainly is very different here; the rain makes horse-keeping a challenge and one learns to adapt to that.

    Definitely more of...
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    I have a pair of Thermos from Horze that I bought...

    I have a pair of Thermos from Horze that I bought and used last year and will use again this year. This year's model appears to be a little different.

    Pros: warm with a pair of SmartWool...
  23. Adequan (canine) - available anywhere yet?

    Sorry for the tired subject, but it works so well for my oldie's arthritis and I'm almost out!

    Has anyone out there found Adequan yet? Luitpold stated they would begin manufacturing again at...
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    I have two dogs (males) and will always have two...

    I have two dogs (males) and will always have two if I can help it.

    Pros: they keep each other company; they teach each other what they know; it is not much extra work to have a second dog...
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    I saw an older Buick last night with a huge...

    I saw an older Buick last night with a huge hand-made sign in its rear window: "I drive the speed limit, if you don't like it, call the cops."

    No one was tail-gating him...
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