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    My 28 year old normally gets major hives in the...

    My 28 year old normally gets major hives in the summer from bug bites so I usually have to give him triamcinolone IM or oral dex. Last summer I had him on Cosequin ASU and it made a huge difference...
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    I'm sorry for the crappy situation, but I applaud...

    I'm sorry for the crappy situation, but I applaud you for stepping up and making the hard decisions.

    How comfortable is he on a NSAID? If it gives him a good quality of life I would give him one...
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    Keep his environment as consistent as possible...

    Keep his environment as consistent as possible and put him in a turnout situation where he won't be bullied by other horses, a small herd type situation like you have now is a good idea. Obviously...
  4. Yep, seen it a couple of times in client's...

    Yep, seen it a couple of times in client's horses. I use Equimax and avoid Zimectrin Gold.
  5. Whatever method you choose to deal with raccoons,...

    Whatever method you choose to deal with raccoons, be extremely careful and wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly when you're anywhere near them or their feces. Many of them are infected with the...
  6. Freedom Spot-On 45. One of my horses is a tick...

    Freedom Spot-On 45. One of my horses is a tick magnet and there is tons of wildlife in the area so the ticks are really bad. This stuff does a great job repelling and killing them, I might see one...
  7. A pony at a barn I used to work at did the exact...

    A pony at a barn I used to work at did the exact same thing. The barn manager put a chain over his nose and popped him when he tried bolting, then made him back up, move his feet, etc until she...
  8. Poll: Some colics are absolutely not preventable. ...

    Some colics are absolutely not preventable. Strangulating lipomas, nephrosplenic entrapments, etc fit into this category.
    However, others such as those due to parasites, ulcers, sand, rapid diet...
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    The equine referral hospital I work at uses the...

    The equine referral hospital I work at uses the digital ones made for people.
  10. Do you have foxtails in your hay? They can cause...

    Do you have foxtails in your hay? They can cause oral lesions and some horses are more sensitive to them than others.

    Pictures and more information: ...
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    Ditto the above posters. Although relay...

    Ditto the above posters. Although relay toxicosis is less likely to occur with some types of rodent poison, I still wouldn't risk it.
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    Yep, they sound like a tick bites.

    Yep, they sound like a tick bites.
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    I use a 20g 1". You can use the same needle for...

    I use a 20g 1". You can use the same needle for drawing up and injecting, but if you have a horse that is iffy about needles you may want to change needles. Piercing the rubber stopper does dull...
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    Just FYI, be very careful with Quest dosing,...

    Just FYI, be very careful with Quest dosing, especially in ponies, miniature horses, etc as it's really easy to overestimate their weight and the safety margin of Quest is pretty low compared to...
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    It's definitely worth it for me now, but if I...

    It's definitely worth it for me now, but if I were to be seriously injured that might change my mindset. A vet I know doesn't ride because he said he knows too many people who have had permanently...
  16. It sounds like he was either cut late and...

    It sounds like he was either cut late and retained some studdish behavior or is proud cut. A hormone test will tell you if he's proud cut or not, it takes a couple of days to get back and is pretty...
  17. Yes, they are certified as the most majikal breed...

    Yes, they are certified as the most majikal breed around! They are only 1 step down from unicorns now! :lol:
  18. Gypsy Vanners have a characteristic "mustache" on...

    Gypsy Vanners have a characteristic "mustache" on their noses, his has gotten a little grungy which is why it looks weird.

    http://crittercreek.virtualave.net/Ireland%20trip/Harry's%20mustache.JPG
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    I dreamed that my horse was stolen, but I somehow...

    I dreamed that my horse was stolen, but I somehow knew the guy who stole my horse. I called him out on it, and he kept trying to give me horses that looked similar to mine but had different...
  20. I change at the clinic if dealing with anything...

    I change at the clinic if dealing with anything contagious (parvo, etc) but otherwise I just wear my scrubs home and change as soon as I get there.
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    My first thought was that they probably wanted to...

    My first thought was that they probably wanted to extend the trial so they could show her without pay show lease rates. As others have said, the longer they have her, the more likely something will...
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    They can get leptospirosis from drinking water...

    They can get leptospirosis from drinking water contaminated with urine from wild critters, Pythiosis is also on the rise, particularly in the gulf coast states. I would probably fence it.
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    Truly a CL gem! Who knew Kid Rock sold horses on...

    Truly a CL gem! Who knew Kid Rock sold horses on CL as a sideline?
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    Banamine is a really potent anti-inflammatory and...

    Banamine is a really potent anti-inflammatory and will decrease pain wherever it happens to be, whether it's GI (ulcers included), soft tissue, etc. As you know, it can cause ulcers (and exacerbate...
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    Call his office and leave a message when you have...

    Call his office and leave a message when you have a question so he can call you back at his convenience; unless he specifically asks you to call his cell phone. All the vets I know keep their cell...
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