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    Maybe it is time to re evaluate your goals and...

    Maybe it is time to re evaluate your goals and get a horse who is a better fit for you. I am old, heavy, timid, and have never been much of a rider. I have a full Irish Draught who is very happy to...
  2. We put lots of damp hay in the hay bags,...

    We put lots of damp hay in the hay bags, including a little alfalfa. My guy is not good about drinking when traveling, so at least I know he is getting some water from the damp hay. If your horse is...
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    Jingles for Elvis. Laminitis is a horrible...

    Jingles for Elvis. Laminitis is a horrible disease.
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    I am curious as to whether multiple visible body...

    I am curious as to whether multiple visible body piercings and tattoos correlates with a troubled life. When I worked with teenagers, those with multiple piercings and tattoos were much more likely...
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    Lots of repetition is helpful. If he knows that...

    Lots of repetition is helpful. If he knows that you always walk when you are on the road and always trot up a certain hill, he may feel a little more comfortable. Make sure he is getting lots of...
  6. If he will leave a thick coat of the white...

    If he will leave a thick coat of the white Desitin on, that should work. You could turn him out in sports medicine neoprene leg wraps and bell boots if you think he won't leave Desitin in place.
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    What is the antiviral you are giving? Acyclovir...

    What is the antiviral you are giving? Acyclovir or valcyclovir? If that works, it should be a good treatment for many. At least in people, the usual antivirals are very well tolerated.

    Good luck...
  8. Thread: white spot in eye

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    Get a few more pictures and send them to the vet...

    Get a few more pictures and send them to the vet school or an ophthalmologist. Ask if they want to see your horse. Then, figure out the distance and approximate cost. NC State has some big anme...
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    Simbalism, congratulations on your retirement. I...

    Simbalism, congratulations on your retirement. I retired a month ago. It is so nice to be able to ride when the weather is nice instead of staring out the window at work and wishing I were out riding.
  10. Why are you just to give the leaves to the pony?...

    Why are you just to give the leaves to the pony? Could you get the Standlee compressed alfalfa and soak it for the pony?
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    A family with millions of dollars to spend on...

    A family with millions of dollars to spend on your riding career is very helpful. Billionaire friends who will sponsor you and your horses are good. Basic talent is nice but not always necessary. A...
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    Now I remember; the chemo ointment was 5 FU. ...

    Now I remember; the chemo ointment was 5 FU.

    If you feel like your vet doesn't want to deal with this, it is time to go and see an ophthalmologist or a vet at your local vet school. Not every vet...
  13. Thread: white spot in eye

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    It looks like the squamous cell tumor that our...

    It looks like the squamous cell tumor that our old guy had. We used a dhemotherapy eye ointment (I am blanking on the name) for a few weeks which shrank the tumor but did not make it disappear. Then,...
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    I have a very quiet Bosch dishwasher that I...

    I have a very quiet Bosch dishwasher that I really like. It is easy to carry on a conversation when the dishwasher is on.

    I like having an eat in counter with stools for when I am serving food to...
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    My kids went to a private elementary school. The...

    My kids went to a private elementary school. The teachers earned about $10,000 per year less than at the local public elementary school. Vacations were longer and the school year was shorter at the...
  16. I have a hay delivery scheduled in a few weeks....

    I have a hay delivery scheduled in a few weeks. That should hold me until February. My hay man knows I will need another delivery in February and will save hay for me.
  17. I can't imagine that it could really be heaven if...

    I can't imagine that it could really be heaven if our animals are not there.
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    I can't access the Facebook page. Perhaps you...

    I can't access the Facebook page. Perhaps you have it set so only your "friends" can see it.
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    You probably are allowed to read the test for...

    You probably are allowed to read the test for her. I recommend her having a reader so you avoid the embarrassment of having her get totally lost during the test. Practice the test at least 5 times...
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    Was Cal premeditated before the first...

    Was Cal premeditated before the first doxyrubicin? What about your friend's horse? I remember my daughter giving something as a premed before the doxyrubicin. I can find out what it was if you want...
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    Va Tech's vet school is in Blacksburg. They...

    Va Tech's vet school is in Blacksburg. They should have everything you need. I don't know who is the best vet to ask for there.

    It is probably a 2 hour trip to go to Morven Park in Leesburg, but...
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    I have a Chevrolet 1500 that pulls my 2h all...

    I have a Chevrolet 1500 that pulls my 2h all aluminum Sundowner (2,000lbs) and 2 horses very easily. It has the towing package and is rated to pull something like 8500lbs. I drove from Virginia to...
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    I use the Fleeceworks girth cover that is real...

    I use the Fleeceworks girth cover that is real sheepskin. It comes in various sizes, and we use the largest size. I think I got it from Adams Horse Supply or maybe Equestrian Collections. I have to...
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    What happened when Cal had the doxyrubicin the...

    What happened when Cal had the doxyrubicin the first time?

    Keep us posted on the Cytosar, immune therapy and the antivirals. I know that sooner or later, our guy may relapse. He has been fine for...
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    My horse is prone to girth galls. If I use my...

    My horse is prone to girth galls. If I use my Fleeceworks sheepskin girth cover his skin does well. Nothing else works for him.
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