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  1. I would absolutely NOT use quest if you suggest a...

    I would absolutely NOT use quest if you suggest a high parasite load. It kills off too fast and you could end up with a very sick horse.

    Last spring while working as a tech, we noticed that for...
  2. As others said, yes spooky behavior can...

    As others said, yes spooky behavior can absolutely be a symptom of ulcers.

    In my experience, using compounded products for symptoms as significant as you describe is throwing your money away....
  3. Do you have red gates? Stupid, I know, but if you...

    Do you have red gates? Stupid, I know, but if you do and he's pawing at them/bumping them, the paint can transfer.

    If not, then likely bruising. White feet bruise easier and the softer the foot...
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I was thinking...

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I was thinking ration balancer as well, just hesitant to try and soak the more pelleted options. If I was handling her feed myself, I wouldn't hesitate, but she is...
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    Looking for creative feed ideas...

    Here is my challenge to the brains of COTH.

    I have a 7yo TB mare with megaesophagus. Brief explanation, her esophagus is shaped in such a way that she is very prone to choke. There is no fix for...
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    I'd start with hoof radiographs. You will...

    I'd start with hoof radiographs. You will instantly be able to see if everything is lined up correctly. The external image only tells you so much, what is going on inside is what matters. The way the...
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    USRider has a great, downloadable power of...

    USRider has a great, downloadable power of attorney that you can complete and leave with your BO, vet, etc to direct care. They also have documents that every horse owner should complete and have on...
  8. My guess is that the vet did not rush out to...

    My guess is that the vet did not rush out to culture the mare as the vet doesn't feel this is truly strangles. Many other conditions LOOK like strangles, but do not carry the weight.

    2 weeks...
  9. There is no harm in finding him a happy...

    There is no harm in finding him a happy retirement home in an easier climate. I would not send him too far south, as the bugs can really drive them crazy. I know this from experience. Also, the...
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    I'd first make sure that you aren't pulling on...

    I'd first make sure that you aren't pulling on him ;) I only say that because I took a lesson last fall with my green Tb mare and told the trainer about how she chipped every fence and despite 20+...
  11. It really depends on what type of price point you...

    It really depends on what type of price point you want to get out of him. If you're comfortable at a lower number, you will be able to move him as a 3-4 yr old provided he has nice ground manners,...
  12. I will second NYCspaz's method. I was so hesitant...

    I will second NYCspaz's method. I was so hesitant to try it and put it off for years of tall boots. Then I tried it and I will never try to break in boots any other way. Soak them, wear them, and you...
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    Band-Aid makes a blister band aid that is really...

    Band-Aid makes a blister band aid that is really great. To truly relieve the pain, you'll need to pop the blister though. Pop it to relieve the pressure, and then put on a non-stick gauze pad...
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    This is definitely worth a call to the vet. That...

    This is definitely worth a call to the vet. That type of behavior can result in too high of a dosage. She should feel like superwoman on the correct dose. I'd call your vet Monday morning and have...
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    It can definitely be done. Get to barn, get out...

    It can definitely be done. Get to barn, get out everything that you need for both. Have both in stalls. Clean off saddle and bridle areas on both. Tack up first one and ride. Put horse back in stall...
  16. This absolutely could be vaccine reaction and...

    This absolutely could be vaccine reaction and I've personally seen similar symptoms and much worse. Regardless of whether the vet wants to buy into it or not, I'd be very careful next time around....
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    The smartpak senior mixes have several herbal...

    The smartpak senior mixes have several herbal components in them, and sometimes they tweak one of those and the palatability changes dramatically. When my senior ware was still around she'd seem to...
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    I'd discuss pulling blood for an ACTH with your...

    I'd discuss pulling blood for an ACTH with your vet when they are out. Cushing's often sneaks up on these older kids and the most obvious symptom is muscle loss. If that's the case, getting him...
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    Thank you all for the responses. Haven't heard...

    Thank you all for the responses. Haven't heard from them yet and hopefully that is that. This horse is really lovely with a great future ahead of her. I'm not willing to risk that for some cash. The...
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    If he tolerates turnout, find him a retirement...

    If he tolerates turnout, find him a retirement situation and just let him be. Take your time, and find the perfect farm and drop him off to just be a horse.
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    Sounds like a lesson learned the hard way. If you...

    Sounds like a lesson learned the hard way. If you want to be taken seriously and professionally, you must present your company/services that way. You need a repair contract up front outlining...
  22. Do not drop your price. If she's as nice as you...

    Do not drop your price. If she's as nice as you claim, your lower price point could already be turning people away. Many people will read an ad for a lovely horse or pony, then see a low price tag...
  23. First, don't beat yourself up. It happens. He...

    First, don't beat yourself up. It happens. He wasn't left to starve, he's just lost some condition and it will come right back in caring hands and the right food. I have been in your shoes before...
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    Proper Etiquette in Refusing a Sale

    Short scenario. Lovely green prospect casually for sale (not in a hurry to move, will remain in training until sold, but shared with friends and acquaintances that horse will be available rather than...
  25. Just as finealready said. Leave your horse where...

    Just as finealready said. Leave your horse where he is and practice proper biosecurity. Change your clothes and shoes between barns, sanitize everything. Talk to your vet sooner rather than later and...
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