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  1. Totally agree with try before you buy and that...

    Totally agree with try before you buy and that it's such a personal preference..... and also agree with some of those cheese grater inserts can be too sharp.

    I tried the Jin stirrups thinking I...
  2. I would save your money from all the supplements...

    I would save your money from all the supplements and give grass hay pellets soaked with some flax oil and feed more grass type hay.

    The only supplement your horse should need would be a...
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    It would be better just to use Ivermectin for...

    It would be better just to use Ivermectin for that treatment vs. Quest. I wont us Quest because I know a few horses that had very bad reactions to it. Easily overdosed.

    Rotating wormers is also...
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    As horse care advances and changes my vet says to...

    As horse care advances and changes my vet says to do fecals and then do a Panacure power pack the beginning of spring once a year since fecals don't show Bots, Pinworms and Tapeworms. The fecals...
  5. I do get mine at the local feed store but that is...

    I do get mine at the local feed store but that is super unusual. This guy that owns the local feed store has a very small store but I was really surprised when he had sitting on his shelves several...
  6. I swear I read your posts and think I wrote it...

    I swear I read your posts and think I wrote it all the time!! :)

    I use Elevate too and I am so happy my local feed store guy stocks it so I don't have to order it :)
  7. Kathleen Crandell, PhD says blood tests aren't...

    Kathleen Crandell, PhD says blood tests aren't conclusive. Veterinarians can measure certain vitamins and minerals reliably, such as selenium and vitamins B, D, and E, using blood tests, but they...
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    I use Flax oil. I used to grind flax seed every...

    I use Flax oil. I used to grind flax seed every day but since the horses are boarded now I find the flax oil much easier. I mix it in their soaked hay pellets.

    They love it.
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    Horse hives and possible allergens

    Over three weeks ago one of my horses broke out in hives. I have owned him for over a year and never had one bump before.

    He has had severe hives for those three weeks and the only thing that has...
  10. Collecting CSF samples from horses is either at...

    Collecting CSF samples from horses is either at the base of the spine near the tailhead or from the base of the skull - There are two ways to collect.
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    I have owned horses for over 40 years and don't...

    I have owned horses for over 40 years and don't know much about medications. (saying this because I am not one that goes to the drug bottle) I have had several layups and they are always difficult. ...
  12. I know of several colic surgeries that all went...

    I know of several colic surgeries that all went well and the horses lived very long after. Some were stones, some twists, some impactions. The ones with resections or polyp type issues did have some...
  13. I would agree. Spinal taps are invasive. I lost...

    I would agree. Spinal taps are invasive. I lost a horse to this. They punctured his medulla oblongata (brain stem) and he aspirated and was put down.

    On the Vit E - it is a good product IMHO for...
  14. First I am so sorry you are going through this...

    First I am so sorry you are going through this with your horse. It's so heartbreaking.

    I think you are doing right by your horse! I would do the scan and go from there.

    If you treat with the...
  15. Regardless of what someone thinks of the photo...

    Regardless of what someone thinks of the photo the real interesting thing is the research done.
  16. Great post!!!!! I have a horse that was...

    Great post!!!!!

    I have a horse that was showing aggression once and he had neck arthritis. Had it injected and he was much better after.

    I get cranky when I am hungry and tired and so does my...
  17. I have to agree on the concept of a horse being...

    I have to agree on the concept of a horse being handled by people that are not reinforcing good behavior. What I have found in situations where my horses are being handled by others is - they are in...
  18. I have to disagree with this advice. If the OP is...

    I have to disagree with this advice. If the OP is truly over her head and horse is taking advantage of her (which I get the feeling is not the case) then wouldn't better advice be to hire a...
  19. Thank you :) And I agree.... I think it is...

    Thank you :)

    And I agree.... I think it is often less expensive in the long run to go the diagnostic route vs guessing, waiting, and numerous farm calls that add up.

    The technology we have...
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    It's so wonderful you have taken on a rescue. ...

    It's so wonderful you have taken on a rescue. And she is one lucky mare to have you caring for her!!! Sounds like she hit the jackpot.

    Over the years, taking nutrition classes and talking with...
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    Squeezy Buns!!!! I had to give my older guys...

    Squeezy Buns!!!!

    I had to give my older guys this and didn't want to put it in their food because they were good about getting around the pills. I had one horse in particular that was so good at...
  22. There is a lot to read here - but I can say I...

    There is a lot to read here - but I can say I feel for the OP here. Sounds like she has done so much to figure this horse out health and mental wise.

    I know how it feels. I have a lovely horse...
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    I too have the Treadstep Donatellos. Love them! ...

    I too have the Treadstep Donatellos. Love them! Great boots. I have Ariats for the show but have used the Treadsteps because I like them better.

    http://www.tredstep.com/prod_boots_dona.html
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    I would need to see the horse to know for sure....

    I would need to see the horse to know for sure. Probably yes if he were sound and happy.

    I have seen horses that don't have roached backs and shouldn't be jumping......
  25. That was my point of a poll....... however others...

    That was my point of a poll....... however others have mentioned delving into research would be appropriate and OP has not been clear as to the steps to be taken in her "class project".

    It's okay...
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