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  1. Yes, chondromalacia is very common in people, but...

    Yes, chondromalacia is very common in people, but this condition is quite rare in horses. Fitness and proper work does fix a lot of issues, so that is why people commonly recommend that. Sometimes,...
  2. As far as the swapping right before the down...

    As far as the swapping right before the down transition - make sure your outside aids are ON and containing and encouraging the outside hind to remain engaged prior and through the transition. ...
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    Ah, okay. I thought maybe your policy had...

    Ah, okay. I thought maybe your policy had certain body part excluded for previous issue or injury. Those things you listed are not covered by any of the major medical underwriters, so it would not...
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    What exclusions does your insurance have? ...

    What exclusions does your insurance have? Mentioned in first question, as to why they only paid 50% - what exclusions did they cite?
  5. Interesting about the bone fragment! What's the...

    Interesting about the bone fragment! What's the plan with that? Do they think that was from an injury or there all along?

    Sounds like prognosis is good, just going to take time, of course :-)
  6. Seems to be about 30 mins in my experience. I...

    Seems to be about 30 mins in my experience. I give it under the tongue and start with 3cc and see the response from that. Start dosing it to her a few days in advance of when you want to start tack...
  7. Always liked GLC - if you search around you can...

    Always liked GLC - if you search around you can always find a 20% discount code if you purchase direct from them on the website. Additionally, if you find the product doesn't work, they will refund...
  8. Great update!!

    Great update!!
  9. First incident was mistaken for "scratches" for a...

    First incident was mistaken for "scratches" for a while. Skin got SUPER angry and the hair started falling out. At one point her leg skin literally looked like it was melting away - she looked like...
  10. Yes, she's fine. Honestly, where she is going to...

    Yes, she's fine. Honestly, where she is going to be most calm is best. For a lot of horses that's in their paddock or their usual turnout pattern....

    Standing or mosy-ing around in turnout is...
  11. Hmmm, that's a tricky one. I would wonder about...

    Hmmm, that's a tricky one. I would wonder about a floating chip, but the xrays should have caught that.

    Depends on how in depth you want to get with diagnostics. The fetlock seems the obvious...
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    California Trace is multi-vite with no added...

    California Trace is multi-vite with no added iron, and has 20mg of Biotin. Good amounts of Amino Acids. IMO the SmartTendon is worthless but that's just my opinion...

    I think you could just feed...
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    Agree with ruling out photosensitivity issues. ...

    Agree with ruling out photosensitivity issues. Having dealt with photosensitive vasculitis a couple of times, it presents similar to "scratches" but gets more and more pissed off the more you mess...
  14. Sorry I didn't read through everything, but have...

    Sorry I didn't read through everything, but have you checked his liver? Secondary photosensitive reactions can occur with liver problems.

    Had to deal with photosensitive vasculitis twice and...
  15. Same here - $300 deductible, no copay. I...

    Same here - $300 deductible, no copay.

    I switched from Great American to American Equine a little over a year ago. Wanted to stay with Great American but in the end I was happier with American...
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    Never had powdered HA products work. Conquer gel...

    Never had powdered HA products work. Conquer gel however has made a huge difference in one and moderate difference in another. I always give directly under the tongue - not in feed as I feel this...
  17. I think getting Anthony's opinion would be great....

    I think getting Anthony's opinion would be great. It's been a while but he fixed a custom boot issue for me that involved cutting down the tops of the boots. I was terrified of how it would turn...
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    What makes you think it's a fractured pelvis? ...

    What makes you think it's a fractured pelvis?

    Could be many things - depends on how far you want to go diagnostically to find out the exact problem.

    Any chance you could post video of him...
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    Does he look metabolic at all? I know you said...

    Does he look metabolic at all? I know you said his hair coat is good, but does he get cresty or have trouble maintaining topline muscle?

    Yes, everyone will tell you that primary hypothyroidism...
  20. Follow the manufactures suggested dosing - 7...

    Follow the manufactures suggested dosing - 7 shots four days apart. Once a month is not effective and no longer recommended by most vets.

    I do the same as BigHorseLittleHorse - 7 shot series...
  21. Joint effusion - not a traditional windpuff. ...

    Joint effusion - not a traditional windpuff. Windpuffs are from inflammation in the deep digital flexor tendon sheaths. It would be located more to the back of the fetlock. Like this:...
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    What kind of boots did you try? Is she on any...

    What kind of boots did you try? Is she on any medication currently?

    Soft Ride boots were a lifesaver for my horse, but maybe you tried those already?
  23. What you're seeing is probably joint effusion -...

    What you're seeing is probably joint effusion - which is a little more forward (closer to cannon bone) than a traditional windpuff.

    Did your horse have an increase in work load when these...
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    The box states that if they are over 1200# to...

    The box states that if they are over 1200# to dose at 1/2 tube
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    I recently found this source of Natural Vitamin E...

    I recently found this source of Natural Vitamin E - it works out to $13 a month if you're feeding 8,000 IE per month. It in powder form.
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