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    Bone scan is not necessary for diagnosis of...

    Bone scan is not necessary for diagnosis of cervical facet arthritis - radiographs are generally sufficient. Even then, as I said previously, someone with a lot of experience ultrasounding and...
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    If your horse has cervical vertebral compressive...

    If your horse has cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy (old horse Wobbler's), a basket surgery is not an option - that is for young horses with Wobblers, which has a different etiology. Based...
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    My light bay gelding had everything black/royal...

    My light bay gelding had everything black/royal blue/silver (or white when silver wasn't an option). New dark bay mare is black/purple/white. I think it looks terribly snazzy. Not that I'm biased at...
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    Thanks for the replies y'all. Should have...

    Thanks for the replies y'all. Should have mentioned that the mare-beast is medically fine and 100% sound. In addition to a pre-purchase, she has been radiographed from top to bottom, had stifle...
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    Landing on the left lead

    Hoping for some specific ideas or suggestions for my little mare. I have a rising 6yo OTTB mare who I have had for about a year - she was off the track for a year when I bought her but had not had...
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    I insured my young horse when I bought her - the...

    I insured my young horse when I bought her - the insurance payment is absurdly low for the benefits, and I was grateful for it when she was hospitalized with a severe colic this summer (no surgery...
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    Thanks y'all. It is making my uptight hunter...

    Thanks y'all. It is making my uptight hunter princess side insane, but I guess I'll accept that it's just life until spring gets here for real. I was hoping there was some magic product I hadn't...
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    PNW there are no actual sores - just broken hair....

    PNW there are no actual sores - just broken hair. I have resigned myself to dealing with it til her summer coat gets here, but I am still frustrated - my old guy did NOT have these hair problems lol!...
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    Rubs, rubs everywhere!

    My little mare got a trace clip for the winter, and while I love it for days like today when it's 70, I am losing my mind over the rubs we are dealing with. She has rubs where my leg sits behind the...
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    Sesamoids heal slowly not because of poor blood...

    Sesamoids heal slowly not because of poor blood flow, but because of high motion. If you look at the way the suspensory attaches to them, you can see that every time the horse weights the leg, they...
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    If it were me, I'd take my horse and his...

    If it were me, I'd take my horse and his radiographs for consultation with an equine surgeon. Depending on your vet's experience with this kind of injury, there may be options that he is not aware...
  12. I have lived in a variety of climates and had a...

    I have lived in a variety of climates and had a variety of furry yaks to clipped show horses in winters. I feel incomplete if I don't have a full set - heavyweight waterproof (with removable hood for...
  13. Have you looked at Dr Hilary Clayton's...

    Have you looked at Dr Hilary Clayton's Conditioning Sport Horses book? I haven't actually read the book but I am a big fan of hers - have heard her speak in person several times and really like her...
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    The person who mentioned neck issues may have a...

    The person who mentioned neck issues may have a point as well - especially in a young gelding. CVCM (aka Wobblers) is common and frequently underdiagnosed. If he is still having vague neuro signs and...
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    If he's done with treatment, have the vet you...

    If he's done with treatment, have the vet you have been working with re-evaluate him?

    It should be easy for them to evaluate your horse's neurologic and lameness status - there is no need to put...
  16. The neck sounds like it is a big problem. If the...

    The neck sounds like it is a big problem. If the horse is narrow behind and standing camped-under, it is either both stifles or the neck IS causing neuro issues, but they are so hard to distinguish...
  17. Thread: Tail care

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    Following this thread with interest - my TB mare...

    Following this thread with interest - my TB mare came with a ragged chewed off tail way above her hocks, about halfway up her gaskins. About 10 months later it is just barely at her hocks - I finally...
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    BNP is bacitracin, neomycin, polymixin. Some...

    BNP is bacitracin, neomycin, polymixin. Some formulations have a steroid like dex or hydrocortisone, but steroids are bad news bears for corneal ulcers. Yours is still doing the same thing with...
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    Sparrowette, the med your horse was on was likely...

    Sparrowette, the med your horse was on was likely Atropine to dilate her pupil - it helps with the pain associated with corneal ulcers as well as keeping their iris from falling out in the event the...
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    So I skipped reading most of page 1 and 2 and saw...

    So I skipped reading most of page 1 and 2 and saw that you had updated here, and wanted to chime in.

    My gelding was diagnosed with cervical arthritis as the cause of his neurologic issues in fall...
  21. First, let's back up and clarify a few things....

    First, let's back up and clarify a few things. Your horse's coffin joint is actually within his hoof capsule - it's the joint between the 2nd and 3rd phalanges. The joint pouch can be accessed from...
  22. furlong that was kind of my point.

    furlong that was kind of my point.
  23. Ah, thank you guys! It was driving me crazy...

    Ah, thank you guys! It was driving me crazy trying to find it. I have a friend who gets worried trotting fences bigger than 2' and I am trying to convince her not to be ;)
  24. Trying to find article on the showjumper who trots..?

    I feel like I saw this article here just a couple weeks ago, but of course now that I want to show it to someone I cannot find it. It is a recent story on a horse showing in the jumpers who has...
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    Leaky trailer - how to fix?

    I own a slightly elderly (1994) Sundowner which is adore and have put a fair bit of work into. I live in a mostly dry region, but we have had a ton of rain this year and I am having issues with...
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