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  1. Unless it's really windy and they have no...

    Unless it's really windy and they have no shelter, I wouldn't blanket until it's getting in the low thirties or even 20's. Most horses love the cold weather and adapt quite easily to it if you give...
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    Same problem here in Texas, and solution is...

    Same problem here in Texas, and solution is stalling at night, turnout during the day. They have shade shelters, trees, and a pond for cooling down in the hottest parts of the day, and even my horse...
  3. I am your same height and wear a size MT Irideons...

    I am your same height and wear a size MT Irideons and just love them. I have two pair that have lasted four years and are still going strong. It is so nice to have long enough breeches that don't...
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    I regret not having injected my OTTB's hocks...

    I regret not having injected my OTTB's hocks sooner just because the relief was so immediately obvious. When the vet put the needle in, the fluid that came out was just like water rather than being...
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    Both of my TBs and also my Arab do this in the...

    Both of my TBs and also my Arab do this in the summer. They do not wear masks or halters. I have no idea why they lose their facial hair like this...The TB who doesn't sweat so well loses the most...
  6. Thread: M-T-G

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    I have been having luck with unscented Pampers...

    I have been having luck with unscented Pampers baby wipes for small irritated areas on the face. Initially I had just used one to clean up one of my horse's faces and was going to put some MTG on...
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    EEE hitting Texas too: Texas Animal Health...

    EEE hitting Texas too:

    Texas Animal Health Commission
    Box l2966 * Austin, Texas 78711 * (800) 550-8242 * FAX (512) 719-0719
    Bob Hillman, DVM * Executive Director
    For info, contact Carla...
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    I live in Texas, and no way would I skip this...

    I live in Texas, and no way would I skip this vaccine with any of my horses! If you have ever seen a horse get this, it is a TERRIBLE way for them to die. Two friends of mine lost horses to this...
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    I should have also mentioned that Austin is a...

    I should have also mentioned that Austin is a blast and a great place to live, and Georgetown is very pretty and quite a nice area, too.
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    I agree with horsegalriding...even for short...

    I agree with horsegalriding...even for short trips to lessons, I am traveling only early in the mornings or late in the evenings right now if I go anywhere with my horses. I just did a show last...
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    Prior to adding pea gravel to some of my horse...

    Prior to adding pea gravel to some of my horse areas, I walked around barefoot myself and lay down on it and found it to be quite comfortable as long as it was deep enough to shift under my weight. A...
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    Some of it depends on where in Texas you are...

    Some of it depends on where in Texas you are moving to...some parts are more humid than others, but for the most part, the summers are HARD on horses who have trouble in the heat due to the high...
  13. I couldn't get it to open through Firefox but it...

    I couldn't get it to open through Firefox but it opened just fine in Safari. Raleighs Mom try using a different browser such as Safari or Explorer. I think the security features on Firefox were...
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    This happened to my gelding once...swollen around...

    This happened to my gelding once...swollen around the throatlatch area in a puffy, soft way, and absolutely no other symptoms. He was not reactive at all when I pushed and probed around, and there...
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    Both of my OTTBs are on Strategy and it does not...

    Both of my OTTBs are on Strategy and it does not make them the least bit spooky. One day of Ultium, however, will send them over the edge! I wish I did not have to supplement with any grain products,...
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    What is "Progressive RB"? I hear people talk...

    What is "Progressive RB"? I hear people talk about all sorts of feeds that people should use, but in my area, a lot of those brands are not available. I have a limited choice of brands, so I was...
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    My TBs have come up to a nice weight getting 6...

    My TBs have come up to a nice weight getting 6 pounds of Strategy plus one pound of Rice Bran and 8 oz. of EquiPride SweetPro daily (half AM/half PM) in addition to free choice grass hay. Strategy is...
  18. My 32-year old Arab who is missing some teeth put...

    My 32-year old Arab who is missing some teeth put on weight with Ultium and Amplify. I always put warm water on his feed to help it soften up, and he was able to gain weight when I switched to the...
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    Strategy has been great for my TBs who are hard...

    Strategy has been great for my TBs who are hard keepers but go nutty on Ultium. I have tried them on Ultium on several occasions and they get very jumpy and over-reactive whenever I try them on...
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    I figured h-pylori was probably not the culprit...

    I figured h-pylori was probably not the culprit in equine ulcers since I have never heard of anyone using the human antibiotic/PPI protocol for horses. If it were that easy, horse owners everywhere...
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    "But from what I have read they haven't isolated...

    "But from what I have read they haven't isolated H-Pylori or any other infection to be the contributing cause to ulcers yet."

    Do you mean in horses? The data in humans is pretty clear if you read...
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    Many human ulcers are actually caused by the...

    Many human ulcers are actually caused by the h-pylori bacteria. In people, omeprazole and all other proton-pump inhibitors can heal ulcers, but if the underlying cause of the ulcer is the h-pylori...
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    When I used to live in a very cold climate, my...

    When I used to live in a very cold climate, my horses did great on cubes during the winter. I have an ancient little old Arab who is missing quite a few teeth and also had a history of choke, so I...
  24. All three of my horses had injection site...

    All three of my horses had injection site reactions (noticeable lumps about the size of a golf ball or egg) the day after I gave this vaccine about a month ago. It took a couple of days to go away. I...
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    Too bad they couldn't find a vet in Sacramento...

    Too bad they couldn't find a vet in Sacramento who would be willing to make that drive. However, it is definitely not an easy drive from Sacramento even in the day...it's up in the middle of...
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