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  1. I have a horse in his 3rd of 8 weeks of stall...

    I have a horse in his 3rd of 8 weeks of stall rest. He loves the Uncle Jimmy ball. It hangs from the front/center of his stall so he cannot pin it against anything and it thoroughly occupies him...
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    Just a quick update...the frogs are worse,...

    Just a quick update...the frogs are worse, despite treatment with the powder. In an effort to get the powder to adhere/absorb into the frog tissue, I was using DMSO. Weirdly, it seems to make the...
  3. I have so much compassion for you and your...

    I have so much compassion for you and your choice, and really do appreciate how hard it is. I am working towards that decision now on a gorgeous young horse that hasn't been ridden in 2 years, and...
  4. FWIW, I just purchased a pair of Cavallo simple...

    FWIW, I just purchased a pair of Cavallo simple boots and my old guy is marching around like a youngster.
  5. I'd just like to say thanks for recognizing that...

    I'd just like to say thanks for recognizing that your horse is difficult and working to figure out the best and safest system for everyone. I was put in a position of having to handle a truly out of...
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    Oh that sucks. So sorry for your loss...take...

    Oh that sucks. So sorry for your loss...take comfort in the good memories you have of all those years.
  7. How long after the injection did he perk up? If...

    How long after the injection did he perk up? If it was "immediately" it doesn't sound like the banamine was what made a difference. The manufacturer indicates pain relief begins usually within 15...
  8. David Beard at the Sevens outside of Frederick is...

    David Beard at the Sevens outside of Frederick is absolutely great ... very patient and works with many top riders' horses to bring them to a happy place in work.
  9. I am so glad happiness has found you again.

    I am so glad happiness has found you again.
  10. It's always a step forward and a half-step back! ...

    It's always a step forward and a half-step back! You are doing great. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
  11. So one day I went to the barn where I used to...

    So one day I went to the barn where I used to board (and got out of there quickly thereafter) and there was a lovely draft horse perched on a 6x6 post that was wedged under his belly, with extreme...
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    Never mind! Found answers...

    Found a thread that discussed the question in detail. Thanks!
  13. Any chance of poll evil?

    Any chance of poll evil?
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    I'd spend the money and have the bronchoalveolar...

    I'd spend the money and have the bronchoalveolar lavage done to rule out RAO.
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    Second the suggestions for ruling out pain, but...

    Second the suggestions for ruling out pain, but also wonder if your movement from one eye to the other when you're dismounting (from his perspective, with you behind/above him in the saddle) isn't...
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    Honestly, if he's so unhappy in his own skin that...

    Honestly, if he's so unhappy in his own skin that he cannot relax and enjoy some quality of life, I'd let him go. No shame or guilt in that. While I haven't had to do that with a horse (yet), we...
  17. I recommend digging out, installing french...

    I recommend digging out, installing french drains, #2s, landscape commercial fabric, and then 6-8 inches of millings. Honestly it sounds like a lot, but once you get it dug out (and you could easily...
  18. WELCOME! Maryland is a wonderful place to...

    WELCOME! Maryland is a wonderful place to live...Barnesville is a pretty area and you have access to some great trainers out there.
  19. Agree with other posters; the labor cost will...

    Agree with other posters; the labor cost will kill any potential profit. That means you do it all yourself as a labor of love. : ) I am generating a small bit of profit (that goes to my young...
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    Sorry you have to face this, and for the...

    Sorry you have to face this, and for the challenges the receptionist is giving you on your decision. I agree with the others ... call the vet and tell her/him what you want. I know this happens,...
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    Kubota L series ... works great for everything...

    Kubota L series ... works great for everything around the farm.
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    Use something like a fountain to keep the water...

    Use something like a fountain to keep the water moving around and the nutrients out of the water column. Check pH and add what's necessary to balance for fish. Use chemical free colorant to dye the...
  23. Not sure what you're moving in that would damage...

    Not sure what you're moving in that would damage the driveway. Granted, ours is stone but we've had bulldozers with 13 foot blades, full size excavators, and dump trucks regularly bringing in 22...
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    Well, you could volunteer to haul him for free,...

    Well, you could volunteer to haul him for free, but let her know there is a stall cleaning fee of $200 once the horse leaves. : )
  25. I use a prescription cortisone cream on the...

    I use a prescription cortisone cream on the coronary bands. They do look worse when wet. You may also want to use a canker powder (prescription) that has miconazole, zinc and 2 other ingredients...
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