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  1. I have two horses who are over 30 yrs old, who've...

    I have two horses who are over 30 yrs old, who've been with me for ages. I have recently adopted a broodmare who was a 2.5 on the fitness scale and is now a 5, and has the light back in her eyes. ...
  2. Yes, I think there will be a woman potus. It may...

    Yes, I think there will be a woman potus. It may be Hillary if she chooses to run. If she does run, I hope that she'll inherit Obama's campaign management staff.

    I can't think of a single GOP...
  3. I'm for the lump of coal suggestion. ...

    I'm for the lump of coal suggestion.

    However, if you feel you must give them anything else, how about cash? You can't go wrong with cash, imo. And if you were to be very lucky, they wouldn't...
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    Well--I have multiple elders. The eldest has...

    Well--I have multiple elders.

    The eldest has no molars, so he gets a mash three times each day. I soak alfalfa cubes (to provide the long fibers they need), a complete pelleted feed, sometimes...
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    Thanks everyone. Despite having large, on...

    Thanks everyone.

    Despite having large, on the ground feeders, my horses in dirt-floor stalls sometimes pull their hay out and scatter it over the ground, then carry it out to their sand runs. ...
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    When I fed it in the long ago past, I'd just top...

    When I fed it in the long ago past, I'd just top dress it over their mash. None of them colicked, so I thought it was okay. I bought some more yesterday, and the clerk cautioned me against feeding...
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    Psyllium feeding question

    Do you feed psyllium (if you do at all) mixed in with wet slurries or do you top dress it over your grain, pellets or other food of choice? This is for possible/probable sand & dirt load.

    Thanks
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    I've had that happen. And, I've heard of...

    I've had that happen. And, I've heard of abscesses finally erupting up near the knee! :eek:

    All that I know to do is soak and wrap everything below the fetlock. I'm not sure how much soaking...
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    I agree that he's being "playful", but horses...

    I agree that he's being "playful", but horses play rough!

    If your barn owner/manager is experienced, which s/he probably is, she'll keep an eye on things and let you know when or if he crosses...
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    Thanks!!!! If only it could all be so easy....

    Thanks!!!! If only it could all be so easy. :winkgrin:
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    I have two horses in their early 30s and two...

    I have two horses in their early 30s and two horses in their 20s--all with at least some arthritis and other manageable conditions.

    Previcox--you need an rx. The best price I've found is at...
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    I'm so sorry for your great loss. I understand...

    I'm so sorry for your great loss.

    I understand about the cursed paperwork that must be done. My mother recently died--she lasted just as long as her money did--but it was still a pita to deal...
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    Thanks again. Here's what I've done so far: ...

    Thanks again.

    Here's what I've done so far: Soaking hay (alfalfa and grass); took him off the 15%nsc complete feed and replaced with Bermuda pellets; changed brands of senior feed*, although...
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    Another vote for sway back being non-painful.

    Another vote for sway back being non-painful.
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    The complete feed is a mixed forage in pelleted...

    The complete feed is a mixed forage in pelleted form, plus trace minerals, and I feel that this helps the horses to get a more varied/balanced diet along with providing a medium for the various...
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    Thank you all. I haven't seen any Johnson...

    Thank you all.

    I haven't seen any Johnson grass or Sudan hay in my load, although it wouldn't be surprising to find it. I know what it looks like, and to avoid it.

    I will soak all his hay...
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    Systemic causes of laminitis in gelding?

    One of my elder geldings has sore front feet--vet says on the toes.

    He is IR, and I think his diet is suitable: alfalfa and grass hay, low carb senior feed (11% nsc), about 4 pounds Complete feed...
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    Safe pro/pre biotic for an IR horse?

    My message is the title. Thankx.
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    I made a mash and stirred the Cool Calories in...

    I made a mash and stirred the Cool Calories in with it. I used this because someone sent it along with a horse I'm rehabbing, but I really think it's not worth the trouble. If you want to put on...
  20. FWIW, I have one that I believe is original. ...

    FWIW, I have one that I believe is original. I'll look at it this morning. IIRC, its date stamp is on a piece of brass trim.

    I am of the opinion that some re-enactment person would be...
  21. I've got Elasticon, plenty of duct tape, vet...

    I've got Elasticon, plenty of duct tape, vet wrap, diapers, and the stretchy post-surgery stuff (from dh's injury), along with some panty hose that I'd enjoy sacrificing. I'll check Big D's online...
  22. Wow, it really is off to the right. With that...

    Wow, it really is off to the right. With that degree, it should be noticeable off the horse if it's the flocking. Is it possible that the off side panel is set just a little lower than the near...
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    So, so sorry for your loss, and for your mare.

    So, so sorry for your loss, and for your mare.
  24. WOW!!! What an inspiration you are!!! I hope...

    WOW!!! What an inspiration you are!!!

    I hope you have a great 2014--and if you get discouraged along the way, please look at your pictures (posted here).

    I hope you'll check in to inspire...
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    I'll add my Merry Christmas greetings to you and...

    I'll add my Merry Christmas greetings to you and all the Cothers. (Or are we "Cothics"?) Plus, I hope everyone has a super 2014. Cheers!!!!!
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