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    I have a large warmblood (17h) who loves to take...

    I have a large warmblood (17h) who loves to take off his front shoes in turnout. Doesn't need them when he is ridden. I have tried pull-ons and pvc pairs, etc. He rips the pull-ons if he catches...
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    Aloe vera juice is also used to coat stomach...

    Aloe vera juice is also used to coat stomach ulcers, helping them to heal. Used commonly and inexpensive.

    Alfalfa (high Ca buffers acid)

    24/7 turnout if you can

    Hay or grass all the time...
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    Turnout is important for gut motility. Sure,...

    Turnout is important for gut motility. Sure, there are plenty of horses who survive in stalls for a long time, but how many colics do those barns see in comparison to the barns that turnout...
  4. You can also extract a small amount of semen from...

    You can also extract a small amount of semen from the epididimis of the testicles if they are removed. Usually enough to fill several (10-20 or so straws). Talk to Colorado State about it. I have...
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    Roaring can "just appear" as you put it. It is a...

    Roaring can "just appear" as you put it. It is a condition caused by a lack or decrease in innervation to (usually) the left laryngeal hemiplagia. Once there, the condition is permanent unless what...
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    Rice bran is easy to feed (they usually eat it...

    Rice bran is easy to feed (they usually eat it well and it is not messy) -provides calories in fat.

    Corn oil - a little less easy to feed (a bit more messy perhaps, but if you have a "sifter" who...
  7. Treatment and Maintenance Feeding 1) Alfalfa...

    Treatment and Maintenance Feeding

    1) Alfalfa hay- cubes are ok if you can't get hay. Can add to your regular grass mix hay. Calcium will buffer the acid in the stomach. Years of research on...
  8. Did you say you were giving bute and banamine...

    Did you say you were giving bute and banamine together? They are both NSAIDS. They should not be used at the same time. Using them together, you are basically overdosing your horse on NSAIDS. Yes,...
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    It is not that they "cause aggression", but they...

    It is not that they "cause aggression", but they do take away inhibitions. So a horse that knows not to bite when awake, may just react and bite or kick if stimulated to do so on these drugs. This...
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    Yes, just the far "schooling area" collapsed. It...

    Yes, just the far "schooling area" collapsed. It was added to the original barn and "show ring" indoor 10-20 years ago.
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    Draw reins are a training tool that most horses...

    Draw reins are a training tool that most horses should never need if ridden/trained properly. They were not meant to be used regularly on any horse. If someone is using them that frequently, then...
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    Also, check that the saddle has not slipped back...

    Also, check that the saddle has not slipped back after riding and is actually pressing the edge of the pad down into the hair, creating the rub. As horses backs change, saddle fit changes, so even...
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    Well, from my experience, most vets mark up...

    Well, from my experience, most vets mark up reasonably. I've worked for, completed externships at or completed my degree at more then a few veterinary practices around the country. The majority of...
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    WOW! Have you ever worked for a vet? We do not...

    WOW! Have you ever worked for a vet? We do not get any "kick-backs" for prescribing anything! If we did, then I would not be in such debt from my education! In fact, we don't even make much on...
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    Actually, what some studies have found in cats is...

    Actually, what some studies have found in cats is that it's not necessarily the vaccine that can create the fibrosarcoma, but the needle injection itself. Thus the "air-inject" vaccines. They have...
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    I love my Rhinos and Rambos. Have not seen a...

    I love my Rhinos and Rambos. Have not seen a problem and they are the only blankets that fit my horse properly. He is a tall, slightly narrow chested warmblood. I think fit makes a huge difference...
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    Where are you coming from? Maybe that would help...

    Where are you coming from? Maybe that would help everyone be able to direct you better. There are many great eq trainers throughout the country and perhaps you can really travel anywhere, but if...
  18. Got it, thanks for the info! Keep it coming...

    Got it, thanks for the info!

    Keep it coming and will let you all know when we find something!
  19. didn't come through, can you resend? thanks!

    didn't come through, can you resend? thanks!
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    FYI: Doxy is the treatment for both lyme and...

    FYI: Doxy is the treatment for both lyme and anaplasma as well as whatever that horse may have been diagnosed with.
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  22. Block of stalls at barn with indoor central CT

    Looking for block of stalls at indoor in central CT area. Approx. 10 stalls.

    Any info appreciated!
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    1) Can use aloe vera juice to coat stomach to...

    1) Can use aloe vera juice to coat stomach to allow ulcers to heal. Give about 60cc orally twice a day.

    2) No grain if possible. Can use less then ideal hay (i.e. slightly yellow, stemy, but...
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    Actually, most horses who are ridden at any pace...

    Actually, most horses who are ridden at any pace faster then a trot (even if they do not have clinical signs ) have some gastric ulceration. So it's possible that the panacur just irritated them. ...
  25. Thread: epm prevention

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    There is nothing currently on the market that has...

    There is nothing currently on the market that has been proven to protect against EPM because it is very difficult to get a horse to contract the "disease". EPM is caused by Sarcocystis neurona, an...
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