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  1. Goodhors wrote an excellent post. My husband has...

    Goodhors wrote an excellent post. My husband has been a full time farrier for 26 years.

    Where are you located?

    Yes, you'll have flexibility in how you schedule your day, but emergencies can...
  2. Bensmom - Absolutely try U of FL's behavior dept....

    Bensmom - Absolutely try U of FL's behavior dept. Our dog is on an unconventional mix of meds - we found out through trial and error what worked and what didn't - for example, Xanax and any...
  3. We use a king size Polarfleece blanket from...

    We use a king size Polarfleece blanket from Costco. It's light enough that it doesn't really add much warmth to the bed, but the polar fleece fabric seems to "stick" to whatever you put it on. We use...
  4. I have a rescue that takes Prozac and trazodone....

    I have a rescue that takes Prozac and trazodone. We saw a our regular vet, then local behaviorist. Don't waste your time, Go straight to the university if you can. Univ of Pennsylvania's vet behavior...
  5. I would start with an X-ray. You need to know a...

    I would start with an X-ray. You need to know a few important things: What is the degree of rotation, has it changed (compare to previous X-rays) and you will be able to see the extent of the damage...
  6. TheJenners - Walk around outside the paddock. DH...

    TheJenners - Walk around outside the paddock. DH is a farrier and one of his clients found a shoe 140 feet outside their horse's paddock. Sometimes they fly when they come off. Another client found a...
  7. Netg, be careful with magnetic vehicle signs. In...

    Netg, be careful with magnetic vehicle signs. In our state, if you have your company name or logo on your vehicle, you're required to have commercial license plates. Doesn't matter if the sign is...
  8. Give Mid Atlantic a call. A friend had her horse...

    Give Mid Atlantic a call. A friend had her horse euthanized at the clinic & they handled the cremation for her.
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    Doubles... We give about a 3qt scoop of Triple...

    Doubles... We give about a 3qt scoop of Triple Crown forage cubes, soaked, daily. It's a Timothy/alfalfa cube. We use a shallow rubber pan, just cover the bottom with cubes and add water until the...
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    I also use GutWerks for my 19 year old TB with a...

    I also use GutWerks for my 19 year old TB with a history of colic surgery and gas colics. So far, so good. *knocking on wood*
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    Sounds VERY similar to my guy. His history (he's...

    Sounds VERY similar to my guy. His history (he's 19 now):

    2008 colic surgery, a loop of intestine slipped through a hole in the mesentery. No resection, uneventful recovery.

    2011 -...
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    Agree with taking the horse to a clinic. Any...

    Agree with taking the horse to a clinic. Any portable radiograph machine won't give you great quality images of the back - you need the better machines in the clinic. If you need an ultrasound of...
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    Do some research on the impar ligament. It's a...

    Do some research on the impar ligament. It's a very small ligament in the foot. Horses with an injury to this ligament will block sound with a heel block. In my experience, it's difficult to rehab...
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    Sometimes it doesn't matter what pain meds you...

    Sometimes it doesn't matter what pain meds you have - nothing touched my guy's pain. The vet gave him as much IV xylazine, torbugesic (and something else that I don't remember) as he felt comfortable...
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    No, that is not common... that being said, some...

    No, that is not common... that being said, some surgeons don't want to "inherit" another surgeon's problem. If you want to see the new doctor mentioned above, call his office back and explain that...
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    Shipped my horse free, and it was a good thing as...

    Shipped my horse free, and it was a good thing as he was down and thrashing for the entire hour and a half trip to MidAtlantic. Took 9 people to drag him out of the trailer. He was in surgery about...
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    Second opinion ASAP and I would request a new MRI...

    Second opinion ASAP and I would request a new MRI to see what's really going on in there. What you describe is not normal for post-menisectomy. There may be an additional tear, you just don't know...
  18. An x-ray of the foot will tell you if there's...

    An x-ray of the foot will tell you if there's something going on inside the foot to cause the reaction.
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    Did the vet test her thyroid levels?...

    Did the vet test her thyroid levels? Hypothyroidism and epilepsy are common together. Hypothyroidism would account for a poor hair coat, dry/itchy skin, possibly the loss of body condition as well....
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    Lieslot, my DH has two jumpers in the RAZR frog...

    Lieslot, my DH has two jumpers in the RAZR frog support pads. One of them wears a size 3 on one foot & a size 4 on the other... He's almost 18 hands. He's on his 3rd time resetting the pads on this...
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    Can you send the PM my way, AK? Thanks!

    Can you send the PM my way, AK? Thanks!
  22. DH is a farrier and his work truck is a 2005...

    DH is a farrier and his work truck is a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel 4x4. We purchased it new, it currently has 174,000 miles on it. The only issue we've had other than regular oil changes, brakes,...
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    Local farriers would be more than happy to have...

    Local farriers would be more than happy to have you take them off their hands. If you give me your general location, I could provide you with contacts for some local/regional farrier associations....
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    DH is a farrier & we often order from Centaur...

    DH is a farrier & we often order from Centaur Forge. I have never heard of My Farrier Supply... and I do all the research for procuring DH's supplies at good prices.
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    I've used sugar free pancake syrup, sugar free...

    I've used sugar free pancake syrup, sugar free powdered drink mixes (Kool-Aid, etc)
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