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  1. "That is why it is a good idea to listen to the...

    "That is why it is a good idea to listen to the heart BEFORE you give a sedative!!"

    Absofreakinglutely.
  2. I'd give the quinidine a try, if the cardiologist...

    I'd give the quinidine a try, if the cardiologist recommends it, before I went right to eeuthanasia.
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    I think that we saw all of 5 llamas when I was at...

    I think that we saw all of 5 llamas when I was at Tufts.

    They do have some camelid folks there now; I attended a good CE meeting on camelids hosted by TUSVM a few years back.
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    Some of you people bellowing for blood ought to...

    Some of you people bellowing for blood ought to print out Blume Farm's post and hang it where you can read it multiple times.
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    You may think that, but it would be a violation...

    You may think that, but it would be a violation of federal law to dispense a scheduled narcotic in that manner.
  6. Umm, with a pitchfork? Get what I can, sperad...

    Umm, with a pitchfork?
    Get what I can, sperad fresh bedding over the damp spot.
    Matted stalls, pelleted bedding.~2" of bedding over the mats.

    Lifting the mats and scrubbing?
    Dream on.
    I'm...
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    IMHO, Beneful is crap food, mycotoxins or not....

    IMHO, Beneful is crap food, mycotoxins or not. However, I doubt that the manufacturer is actually trying to poison dogs.

    And I have a colleague who refers to Blue Buffalo as "Blue Barfalo."
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    I, too, am interested in the mystery here. Hope...

    I, too, am interested in the mystery here. Hope you get some solid answers.
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    Wasn't picking at all. I have no opposition to...

    Wasn't picking at all. I have no opposition to feeding fresh food.
    However, the discussion was wrt drying cabbage to give to a horse as an ulcer treatment, not feeding fresh produuce because it's...
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    I thought the OP was contemplating dried cabbage,...

    I thought the OP was contemplating dried cabbage, not fresh.
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    How much selenium is in the hay? If you're...

    How much selenium is in the hay?
    If you're trying to calculate how much selenium the mare is currently getting, you need the total selenium --that would be 2 mg/day from the supplement, plus...
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    FWIW, legumes in general are high in glutamine,...

    FWIW, legumes in general are high in glutamine, so it ight be easier to just feed alfalfa.
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    Could be, but the first half-dozen or so hits on...

    Could be, but the first half-dozen or so hits on PubMed reference the interaction with H. pylori.
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    Serious herbalists most assuredly know that there...

    Serious herbalists most assuredly know that there can be adverse effects from herbs used inappropriately.
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    the anti-ulcer effects of glutamine are related...

    the anti-ulcer effects of glutamine are related to its activity in ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori in humans. Gastric ulcers in equines have not been associated with H. pylori, so it is...
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    For sucking lice, ivermectin. For biting lice,...

    For sucking lice, ivermectin. For biting lice, pyrethrin based spray.
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    I've had 4 fingers done. Tried corticosteroids,...

    I've had 4 fingers done.
    Tried corticosteroids, but ultimately had to go with surgery.
    Corticosteroids worked for my thumb, though. (so far.)
  18. If it was an idiosyncratic reaction that was not...

    If it was an idiosyncratic reaction that was not a product defect, I don't see any responsibility on the manufacturer's part.

    Yes, they *could* be gracious and offer some financial recompense,...
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    OTOH, one must beware of the "if the only tool...

    OTOH, one must beware of the "if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" syndrome.
  20. Mastication of cellulose does not produce starch....

    Mastication of cellulose does not produce starch.
    Mastication of NSC's does not produce starch.
    Starch is produced by plants as a storage form of glucose.
    Mammals do not have the necessary...
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    BTW, WRT the oft-quoted reference to anecdotes...

    BTW, WRT the oft-quoted reference to anecdotes and data, here is the original:


    Nelson W. Polsby PS, Vol. 17, No. 4. (Autumn, 1984), pp. 778-781. Pg. > 779: Raymond Wolfinger's brilliant...
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    Case reports are most certainly acceptable in...

    Case reports are most certainly acceptable in terms of "science".
    They may not be as definitive as some other sources, but they are most assuredly useful and accepted, and make an excellent starting...
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    WRT lavender, there is published work showing...

    WRT lavender, there is published work showing stress reduction in transported swine bedded in lavender vs. plain straw, as evidenced by lower cortisol levels.

    Also decreased travel stress in dogs ...
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    [QUOTE=Pennywell Bay;8019738] Off-label...

    Off-label prescribing is far looser in human medicine than in veterinary medicine.
    Go figure.
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    It's a low enforcement priority. The main folks...

    It's a low enforcement priority.
    The main folks trying to push it are the manufacturer--Merial--as they are losing money.
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