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    We use Smartbreathe from Smartpak. We use...

    We use Smartbreathe from Smartpak. We use occasional Ventipulmin. If he is really having a hard time breathing, we give dexamethasone 10mg orally once a day for a day or two. We used Lucerne Farms...
  2. Talk with your realtor and his/her manager as...

    Talk with your realtor and his/her manager as well as the realty company's lawyer. You need to have a big escrow account withheld at settlement to pay for the repairs or you need to be released from...
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    Think about some of your options for a career....

    Think about some of your options for a career. Would you want to work for a drug company and market equine meds/vaccines to veterinarians? Would you want to work in drug development? Does animal...
  4. Thread: Pony 101

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    Advise them to have a vet out to at least give...

    Advise them to have a vet out to at least give rabies vaccine and the other core vaccines. A worm count and dental check would also be good.
  5. In my mind, the bigger question is what is she...

    In my mind, the bigger question is what is she going to do with a BS in Equine Studies? How many jobs will she find and what will they pay? A BS in Animal Science might be more marketable,...
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    I would be concerned about the discharge which I...

    I would be concerned about the discharge which I assume you are saying is from the vulva. It can indicate placentitis which requires antibiotics. Call the vet now.
  7. Talk with your vet about giving the intranasal...

    Talk with your vet about giving the intranasal strangles vaccine to your horses at home, now, in case things go wrong and you have to bring your exposed horse home.
  8. Thread: I'm a mean mom

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    It does take a village to raise children. I was...

    It does take a village to raise children. I was always grateful when other parents helped my kids stay in line, as long as the corrections were brief, easily understood by the child and done for the...
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    My very sensitive horse gets large swellings from...

    My very sensitive horse gets large swellings from most vaccines. He gets only a small swelling from the Vetera EWT WN. This year, I gave Vetera Gold. He had a 12" diameter local swelling after the...
  10. If you plan to use a 3rd vet for emergencies,...

    If you plan to use a 3rd vet for emergencies, make sure you are on that vet's client list before you have an emergency. Many vets will not go out on an emergency call unless that owner is on their...
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    If you are going to Florida, check out Grey Fox...

    If you are going to Florida, check out Grey Fox Farm in Ocala. Denise has some nice horses right now. Email her, as she is not good about keeping her website up to date.
  12. I would want every horse to have the rhino...

    I would want every horse to have the rhino vaccine. Why take a chance on having an infected foal?
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    My big, oval, head does not fit into the dial fit...

    My big, oval, head does not fit into the dial fit helmets. If the helmet is big enough to stuff my head into it, there is then too much empty space on the sides. The CO J3 is a great fit for me.
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  14. Remember that horse muscle enzymes are elevated...

    Remember that horse muscle enzymes are elevated for several days after a long trip. I would plan on arriving a week ahead of time so the horse can have a day of rest and a couple of days of light...
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    Read the aaep website info on vaccines. Most of...

    Read the aaep website info on vaccines. Most of us give Eastern,Western and West Nile encephalitis vaccines in the spring because they are mosquito borne illnesses and the vaccine titers are highest...
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    Can your grandmother talk with your uncle? If she...

    Can your grandmother talk with your uncle? If she owns half, he needs to cooperate with her or take a chance on her insisting on a sale or legal division of the property.
  17. Is there a nearby hospital that you can trailer...

    Is there a nearby hospital that you can trailer to in a severe emergency? If you know that you have a backup plan for severe problems I would be ok using the so so vet for minor emergencies.
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    Who owns the land and the barn? If it is owned in...

    Who owns the land and the barn? If it is owned in equal shares by your uncle and your parents, your parents should talk with him. If your uncle is the sole owner, I would board elsewhere as he has no...
  19. My guys pull the hay out of anything shallow....

    My guys pull the hay out of anything shallow. They will climb in a shallow water trough and would delight in pulling the wheels off a wheelbarrow. They love new toys. I just got a Sioux poly hay...
  20. Adams Horse Supply is a good resource for vests....

    Adams Horse Supply is a good resource for vests. I ordered and sent back a Tipperary as it was not comfortable for me. They recommended the Charles Owen Kontakt5, which I find a bit heavy, but very...
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    We used to use flea traps in every room, every...

    We used to use flea traps in every room, every night. Make sure the room is dark. Put out a shallow baking pan of water with a squirt of hand dish soap mixed in the water. Shine a high intensity...
  22. Read the website. It looks like it is primarily a...

    Read the website. It looks like it is primarily a biking trail
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    I would put in a hunting cabin like what Bluey...

    I would put in a hunting cabin like what Bluey described, as long as your zoning allows it without paying impact fees and other taxes. Later, you can use it as a guest house, party room, place for...
  24. I would keep supplementing with the soaked...

    I would keep supplementing with the soaked alfalfa cubes until you are sure they are eating enough of the new hay. It is hard to know if there is something different about that lot of hay. Sometimes,...
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