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  1. Good grief. The MDRI gene mutation in herding...

    Good grief.

    The MDRI gene mutation in herding and certain other breeds is old news in the veterinary industry and also to the vast majority of knowledgeable breeders/breed enthusiasts that are...
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    Poll: I leave mine home alone for 8-9 hours on the...

    I leave mine home alone for 8-9 hours on the average workday for the average 5-day work week. Sometimes 6-days a week during the busy season. Every so often work emergencies require 10-12 hours of...
  3. Thread: Rescue Fees

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    ETA: Young, healthy purebred dogs do show up at...

    ETA: Young, healthy purebred dogs do show up at municipal shelters, but only occasionally and unpredictably. Someone looking for a specific, uncommon pure breed (basically anything other than pit...
  4. Thread: Rescue Fees

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    $500 is on the high end of what I see as totally...

    $500 is on the high end of what I see as totally normal for a young, healthy purebred dog from a breed specific rescue that has been very thorough in vetting and fostering the dog in advance of...
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    Tough situation. I don't envy your position with...

    Tough situation. I don't envy your position with this horse. The bottom line is that it is usually impossible to change parental behavior, in general, but especially with their own animal, that...
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    Stacking triggers are a real thing. And I've...

    Stacking triggers are a real thing. And I've seen/learned/lived it with my recent ACD rescue and still sorting out how best to deal the behavior. She was so shut down and traumatized that her...
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    Same for me the last time I ordered from...

    Same for me the last time I ordered from Haltertags.com, so February 2015. I placed the order from their site directly and while I noted the price(s) had increased, it only a little over what I had...
  8. http://gjfarms.com/standardbred.html I found...

    http://gjfarms.com/standardbred.html

    I found this page with a quick google search, if that helps.
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    I pack a dressage whip when I'm in a bad horsie...

    I pack a dressage whip when I'm in a bad horsie neighborhood and I don't hesitate to use it.
  10. I "grew up" in the '90's and rode in every sort...

    I "grew up" in the '90's and rode in every sort of sort of saddle available to me, so lots of chick's ap specials, wintecs, truly horrible flat vintage cutback saddleseat saddles, and then some nicer...
  11. My uncle died with a chainsaw in his hands,...

    My uncle died with a chainsaw in his hands, cutting down a silly skinny pine tree that was about 3 stories tall but so far way down a steep downhill yard that it couldn't have possibly have done any...
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    A quick look at the thread/post history under...

    A quick look at the thread/post history under this username was pretty interesting. Wow, terrible luck or something. I'd sure just pay the bill on those rads if I were the OP, but it's a new day, a...
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    What? I have no idea what you are asking at all....

    What? I have no idea what you are asking at all.

    Daisy is pretty much the most common/generic girl dog name of all time, seriously speaking. Maybe not the top trendiest names on the hot list...
  14. Thread: Truck PSA

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    Apparently truck tailgate theft is the next new...

    Apparently truck tailgate theft is the next new thing and stats are on the skyrocket rise across the make/model market. Super quick and easy to remove and even reinstall on their own truck to make...
  15. Sorry your kitty is so young and sick, lots of...

    Sorry your kitty is so young and sick, lots of good ideas already posted here to try on her if/when she stops on current food that is ok for the moment. Obviously anything goes when it is eat-or...
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    You too?! I thought I was the only one with a...

    You too?! I thought I was the only one with a hook/snap/other weird hardware hanger fetish, but this one is offered at almost $80 even offends me, ha ha. Although I'd totally feel smug and...
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    You'd know best about that fact, I guess. ...

    You'd know best about that fact, I guess.



    Fine. So prove it with some hormone testing, which is cheap and easy enough to do. If the results come back "gelding" then shove it under your BO's...
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    Guess what? You need to be educated on few...

    Guess what? You need to be educated on few things yourself, lady, so let's start here:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16726207
    ...
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    Things change, including boarding situations, and...

    Things change, including boarding situations, and you've been given notice at this point. Just keep in mind that it is very difficult to find a suitable boarding situation for stallion at any price,...
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    Your old vet was seriously undercharging for his...

    Your old vet was seriously undercharging for his services, FYI. He'd be out of business and unavailable to your pets a long time ago, possibly even starving to death, at those rates. Which is no...
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    What on earth are they saying to you when you ask...

    What on earth are they saying to you when you ask for a copy of the medical record? Excuses for the delay and promises to deliver that never happen? Some specific reason for it? They have to be...
  22. I'm sorry for you and your mare, OP. Please know...

    I'm sorry for you and your mare, OP. Please know that are doing best by your friend.
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    It seems like he was really responding to the pop...

    It seems like he was really responding to the pop rocks and given his setback with the colic episode, I'd continue them at the full treatment dose for another full month and then taper him down to...
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    I'm so sorry and I understand how hard it is to...

    I'm so sorry and I understand how hard it is to let them go on their own terms, when you want so much for something different, but you gave him a beautiful end.

    Godspeed, good dog, and peace be...
  25. Exactly. A little laceration, a little colic...

    Exactly. A little laceration, a little colic episode, etc, whatever you need to get a vet's note to make it ok for the horse to have meds on board for the competition. It's not hard to imagine how...
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