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  1. We use the Easy Boot Rx for turnout when we have...

    We use the Easy Boot Rx for turnout when we have lost shoes. They are great, and even fit my big boy's big feet. I am also curious about the Clouds. I might put boots on my guy when I trailer to...
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    I wonder if the vet took vital signs and the...

    I wonder if the vet took vital signs and the owner didn't realize it. A pulse rate can be palpated or counted when the stethoscope is being used to listen to gut sounds. It is easy to do a rectal...
  3. Tpup, VA Tech lists vet tech salaries for one of...

    Tpup, VA Tech lists vet tech salaries for one of the jobs on their website as being between $11 and $26 per hour. I assume that is for Northern Virginia, but it could be for Blacksburg.
  4. Some states do not license vet techs. When...

    Some states do not license vet techs. When unlicensed "techs" are used, pay is usually really low and the skill requirements can be low. In some practices, techs are used to start IVs, draw blood,...
  5. I love my 2014 Sundowner. My previous Sundowner...

    I love my 2014 Sundowner. My previous Sundowner was 12 years old and in good shape, but from the years that had a corrosion problem. My new one has drop down windows, which are wonderful in the...
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    Does he go forward willingly when in the field?...

    Does he go forward willingly when in the field? Do you see him galloping and trotting soundly? If not, I would want to rule out lameness, including laminitis.
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    My 27 year old goes on and off various foods. He...

    My 27 year old goes on and off various foods. He almost always eats alfalfa but is picky about everything else. I feed him anything he wants. Purine Equine Senior is often a favorite. Sometimes he...
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    We have fed Dengie hay to our old and picky guy...

    We have fed Dengie hay to our old and picky guy when he was having trouble maintaining his weight, and wouldn't eat senior grain. It is also wonderful for heaves horses who have mold allergies....
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    We have had Lucerne Farms Dengie stay fresh for...

    We have had Lucerne Farms Dengie stay fresh for months when the bags are unopened and the weather is cool. In this heat and humidity, I would plan to use an open bag in 2 days, or keep it in the air...
  10. That is a really ugly cut. I am amazed he can...

    That is a really ugly cut. I am amazed he can walk on it.

    It is hard when you have a horse who is accident prone.
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    What about a run in shed in the field? Then, he...

    What about a run in shed in the field? Then, he should be ok in the field if they can't safely bring him in.
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    Get a house in a good location, so it is...

    Get a house in a good location, so it is marketable when you decide to move. Some homes have problems that make them hard to sell. In our area, it is hard to sell homes with less than 3 bedrooms,...
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    Thoroughlydaft, are you sure you want to do...

    Thoroughlydaft, are you sure you want to do equine medicine? Equine medicine is like doing construction. You are doing pushed around a lot and do a lot of heavy lifting. Why don't you do small...
  14. Pay what you owe per the contract. I would not be...

    Pay what you owe per the contract. I would not be surprised if you end up in small claims court if you do not pay. This could cost you more, eventually damage your credit rating, and make it...
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    I did Spanish classes on Skype through Berlitz....

    I did Spanish classes on Skype through Berlitz. The classes were really good. There were 3 or 4 students online with an excellent instructor.
  16. My understanding is that any estate tax would...

    My understanding is that any estate tax would have been paid in 1970 when T died. There should not be gift tax or income tax (as C was getting all of the income and paying income tax on that income)...
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    I usually insure for mortality and major medical...

    I usually insure for mortality and major medical for a year, then self insure. Keep a special account that is just your horse's health fund. If you put $900/year in it, starting now, you should...
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    I always used to think that once I retired, I...

    I always used to think that once I retired, I would have a clean house. I tried it for a little while but then realized that a clean house takes a lot of energy. I am happier when I ride more and...
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    My daughter did hock injections once every few...

    My daughter did hock injections once every few years on her guy from age 12-16. Then his hocks fused and have been fine. Hock injections really did make him more comfortable when jumping.
  20. Thread: Previcox

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    It is supposed to be effective pretty quickly,...

    It is supposed to be effective pretty quickly, but my old guy wasn't improved for at least 2 weeks. I think it took him that long to realiz that he felt better.
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    It will be over soon for you. Keep counting down...

    It will be over soon for you. Keep counting down the hours! I don't understand big weddings and Bridezillas, but it seems to be the norm. I am so glad my daughter realized she was going to be a...
  22. Did you look at Playland Farm in Union Bridge? It...

    Did you look at Playland Farm in Union Bridge? It is very nice.
  23. I have one friend who has a successful horse...

    I have one friend who has a successful horse business. She has a very nice upscale facility with a XC course, show jumping field and dressage ring. She rode for the US team, so is well qualified to...
  24. Just say no. Take your horse to a university vet...

    Just say no. Take your horse to a university vet school farrier clinic. Then, you can get a plan from a certified farrier. You may also have your horse seen by a lameness surgeon vet to be sure there...
  25. My daughter, in Maryland, has a small, lighted,...

    My daughter, in Maryland, has a small, lighted, outdoor arena for her own use. It is probably only 50'x100'. It was a great idea. So much of the year, it is too wet and slick to ride in the grass....
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