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    Microbovine, has you husband thought about...

    Microbovine, has you husband thought about working for Kaiser or a similarly well organized HMO? Kaiser MDs work very hard, and are expected to treat a lot of people each day. They are also expected...
  2. I am a nurse practitioner with a masters degree...

    I am a nurse practitioner with a masters degree and post masters certificate, but no doctorate. Depending upon the setting, I have introduced myself as Mrs. AKB, nurse practitioner or by my first...
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    In my simplistic mind, heaves, RAO, IAD, and...

    In my simplistic mind, heaves, RAO, IAD, and horse asthma, are all the same. Our 27 year old had severe heaves at age 11. Until age 18, he had no heaves symptoms, as long as we kept him completely...
  4. I would wait a few more months and save a little...

    I would wait a few more months and save a little more money so you have more choices. Will your trainer teach you a lesson on the prospect if you find one that you like? A $70 lesson will usually...
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    If she is free, it may not bother you to spend...

    If she is free, it may not bother you to spend some money on maintenance and special shoeing. You can have fun competing with her, while recognizing her limitations. I would not pay money for her....
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    If the cough goes away after a dose or two of...

    If the cough goes away after a dose or two of dexamethasone, it suggests that the cough is allergic (RAO, heaves). At least in humans, antihistamines like hydroxyzine or Benadryl will help a cough...
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    We have an area along the fence line that erodes...

    We have an area along the fence line that erodes down to the clay because the horses walk along that fence line. This year, we piled 2' of manure and hay next to the fence line. It composted. Now,...
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    Lots of people ride with healing broken ribs. An...

    Lots of people ride with healing broken ribs. An eventing vest will probably decrease your chances of breaking more ribs. In Ireland, safety vests are required for many situations.

    Have you talked...
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    Check him really carefully for punctures,...

    Check him really carefully for punctures, swelling, fever or anything else that would be urgent. Can the farrier check him tomorrow if the vet can't get out? When my boy has been this lame, it has...
  10. What about a Charles Owen J3?

    What about a Charles Owen J3?
  11. Our sensitive guy has a Nathe. It is the only bit...

    Our sensitive guy has a Nathe. It is the only bit he has ever liked.
  12. Have you talked with Gentle Giants Draft Horse...

    Have you talked with Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mt Airy, MD? They may be able to do the diagnostics to figure out if he has something manageable. If they can't solve the problem, they will...
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    My horses are very mellow, almost too mellow,...

    My horses are very mellow, almost too mellow, when they have bellies full of alfalfa. Hungry tummies make them irritable.
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    Don't forget to put $1000 in the budget for stone...

    Don't forget to put $1000 in the budget for stone dust or pea gravel in the part of the sacrifice area next to the run in area.

    I would run all of the water at once. When you have 3' of snow, or...
  15. Call them and let us know what they say.

    Call them and let us know what they say.
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    Small acreage makes things tough. Many of the...

    Small acreage makes things tough. Many of the issues can be solved with money, but it isn't easy without money. Access to shelter, water that doesn't freeze, hay storage and good fencing, are...
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    We had one who I did not like. He was strong, and...

    We had one who I did not like. He was strong, and not very bright. Fortunately he was safe to handle and a terrific jumper. I told my farrier that I would give him $1000 if he found me a buyer for...
  18. Get a loader on your tractor. Being able to carry...

    Get a loader on your tractor. Being able to carry hay, snow, manure, and gravel will make your life easier. We have a Kubota B7500 which I love. It has all of the easy to use features for...
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    Years ago, we used Sylvan Learning Center for our...

    Years ago, we used Sylvan Learning Center for our kids. It was great. The kids enjoyed it and learned a lot in a few weeks of tutoring.
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    Sometimes you just have to stay calm and accept...

    Sometimes you just have to stay calm and accept that a family member is not easy to deal with. Try to not put your mother in the middle of your squabbles with your sister. Your mother lives on your...
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    I'm glad you took the horse back. Take a couple...

    I'm glad you took the horse back. Take a couple of balls of fresh manure to the vet's office and get a fecal done. Then talk with the vet. If the horse just had ivermectin and survived, any heavy...
  22. Even if they are up to date on rabies vaccine,...

    Even if they are up to date on rabies vaccine, cats and dogs are home quarantined in our area after a bite. If they aren't up to date, they have to go to the shelter for quarantine.

    When I worked...
  23. Before you select a program, find out what the...

    Before you select a program, find out what the program grads end up doing for work after they finish. Don't just listen when the school says all of their grads get jobs. Are their jobs at minimum...
  24. What lovely horses. As long as you have some...

    What lovely horses. As long as you have some extra money to pay for unexpected expenses such as vet bills, I think you should do it.
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    Go to a surgical clinic that has a really good x...

    Go to a surgical clinic that has a really good x Ray machine and get him checked. My friend's horse had an abscess that masted for over a month. He was seen and x rayed by the local vet; completely...
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