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    Can you chose the treatment that is being offered...

    Can you chose the treatment that is being offered or is it only available through the trial? Sometimes, new treatments are available in a few places outside the trial. If it seems like the risks of...
  2. Thread: Draft Horses

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    I love my Irish Draught. Irish Draughts tend to...

    I love my Irish Draught. Irish Draughts tend to be versatile and sweet. I trail ride my guy, but know plenty of people who foxhunt them.
  3. One other option is to deal with a breeder who...

    One other option is to deal with a breeder who does her own rehoming of puppies who don't work out for their families. We have Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. When we want a new dog, we contact the...
  4. I know very little about breeding, but based on...

    I know very little about breeding, but based on what little I know from watching my neighbor's mares, I would take photos and text them to the vet. Bagging up early can be a sign of placentitis,...
  5. I give the Standlee alfalfa bales to my 27 year...

    I give the Standlee alfalfa bales to my 27 year old. Sometimes he likes his flake wet, sometimes dry. He also decided he no longer likes alfalfa cubes.
  6. Thread: Previcox

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    Make sure you have the Previcox dosing right. It...

    Make sure you have the Previcox dosing right. It comes in a couple of different strengths. If your horse is a bad medicine taker, you can talk to your vet about using 1/4 of the 227mg tablets. The...
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    Finding a helmet is hard when you have a big...

    Finding a helmet is hard when you have a big head. I wear a 7 5/8 Charles Owen J3. It is more expensive than a dial fit Troxel, but it fits really well. Try on as many helmets as you can, and you...
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    I try to look at each injury and imagine the...

    I try to look at each injury and imagine the worst case scenario. If it is a cut or puncture near a joint that could go into the joint and cause fatal infection, I call the vet. If he is 3 legged...
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    Virginia has not been warm this winter. It was 4...

    Virginia has not been warm this winter. It was 4 degrees this am at feeding time. Most winters, I am not sure we are all that much warmer than Massachusetts.
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    Make sure your friend doesn't trap the fox and...

    Make sure your friend doesn't trap the fox and take her away if she has babies. The babies will die.
  11. Thread: Florida AG station

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    I am pretty sure you need to stop. It should be...

    I am pretty sure you need to stop. It should be pretty quick since your trailer will be empty.
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    Blundstones.

    Blundstones.
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    Look at the list of majors that are offered by...

    Look at the list of majors that are offered by your school. Scrutinize each one. Then ask yourself if you might like it and if it would lead to a job. You do not want to spend thousands of dollars on...
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    I am paranoid about OCD in young horses who...

    I am paranoid about OCD in young horses who haven't had much work yet. I would do feet/ankles, hocks, stifles. Since it is not your usual vet, you could ask that the flexions and lunging on soft...
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    I only trailer close friends. If I drive, they...

    I only trailer close friends. If I drive, they usually pay the gas or pay for lunch if we go out after the horses are home.
  16. Thread: hauling advice

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    I tried hauling our empty trailer with our Jeep...

    I tried hauling our empty trailer with our Jeep Grand Cherokee once. I assume the problem was the short wheel base of the Jeep. I felt the trailer was pulling the Jeep off the road and I had little...
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    I was in Ocala a few weeks ago. I vote for Ocala....

    I was in Ocala a few weeks ago. I vote for Ocala. Look at realtor.com and you will find lots of homes that are not mobile homes. The area north of Ocala seems to avoid many of the major storms and...
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    Danceronice, I think too many young women become...

    Danceronice, I think too many young women become discouraged when they find math is difficult for them. Just because something is hard doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. My younger daughter always...
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    I would give him free choice hay as well as the...

    I would give him free choice hay as well as the amount of the senior feed that is recommended on the bag. Unless he has some special health problems, I would not feed the supplements, as they may be...
  20. It is a good area. Does she know exactly where...

    It is a good area. Does she know exactly where she will be working and living? Lots of young adults seem to be moving into the Frederick area because there are a lot of technology jobs in the area.
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    One advantage of being a physician is that there...

    One advantage of being a physician is that there are lots of part time jobs. I used to work in an urgent care where most of the docs were part time.

    Research is good except that federal research...
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    Physician, dentist, veterinarian, nurse...

    Physician, dentist, veterinarian, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, computer/software engineer, are the careers that immediately come to mind. There are lots of others. Professor is not so good as a...
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    I start mine on wet alfalfa hay a week or more...

    I start mine on wet alfalfa hay a week or more before a long trip. I soak a flake of Standlee compressed alfalfa in a bucket of water and feed it twice a day. I then feed wet alfalfa just before...
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    When you have an unusual species, it is good to...

    When you have an unusual species, it is good to plan ahead of time what you are doing for vet care. My daughter works with a couple of mixed animal vets who will not see chickens. These men are...
  25. Thread: hauling advice

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    If money is not a concern, the Range Rover makes...

    If money is not a concern, the Range Rover makes sense. My friend has an aluminum 2 horse, and usually just has her horse in the trailer. The Range Rover towing package includes some odd options,...
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