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    They are insanely cute! Will the ponies pony :)? ...

    They are insanely cute! Will the ponies pony :)? They might be too little to keep up with a horse's stride, but if they could tag along on a slow hack, it's an easy way to log some more moving...
  2. Has there been any more recent bloodwork done?...

    Has there been any more recent bloodwork done? Things can change quickly in seniors, might be good to recheck liver, kidney values, etc. now and as others have said, probably for Cushings. Starting...
  3. Freshpet has something like it:...

    Freshpet has something like it: http://freshpet.com/products/freshpetselectroastedmealsforcatschicken/

    The bag needs to be refrigerated, but easy enough to dole out servings as needed.
    My cats...
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    I believe it's actually the perioplic ring not...

    I believe it's actually the perioplic ring not the coronary band, that gets whitish and swollen looking in wet conditions (like cuticles).
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    Love the big ears! She does appear more back at...

    Love the big ears! She does appear more back at the knee (rather than over) in these pics. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bTvsoNRXLuE/Td1_Zh3NzoI/AAAAAAAAAEw/afHgbZuLvo8/s1600/Knee+image.jpg
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    What a nightmare for you. I'm sure you've combed...

    What a nightmare for you. I'm sure you've combed over everything, but is there anything in the environment at the current barn (in bedding, noxious weed in pasture, hay) at this new barn that he...
  7. There are lots of threads on COTH about neck...

    There are lots of threads on COTH about neck threadworms (onchocerca), which can make for very itchy necks with welts and belly sores/sweet itch. Worth running a search here and/or googling to see if...
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    Sciatica?...

    Sciatica? http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000686.htm
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    Have you considered doing a bone scan (nuclear...

    Have you considered doing a bone scan (nuclear scintigraphy)? It might be able to give you a bigger picture (literally) of what's going on. Hope things get better for you guys soon!
  10. There was a cute article about PotN's quirks in...

    There was a cute article about PotN's quirks in the breeding shed in the NYT a few months ago:...
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    Paige Poss is wonderful:...

    Paige Poss is wonderful: http://www.ironfreehoof.com/
  12. Very cute guy, but the dip from the coronary to...

    Very cute guy, but the dip from the coronary to mid-foot sure looks like there may have been some sinking/rotation (laminitis). He might be a lot more comfortable & a different looking horse overall...
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    Hope all is well soon and banamine & oil do the...

    Hope all is well soon and banamine & oil do the trick. No idea if this will be of any relevance, but I had an older horse present somewhat this late last year. Seemed like colic; was kidneys. I so...
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    Is the swelling here?...

    Is the swelling here? http://www.horseadvice.com/horse/messages/4/349931.gif

    Then it could be "grass mumps"-- swelling of the salivary glands (area will feel fairly hard to the touch):
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    Others have mentioned checking hocks, but is...

    Others have mentioned checking hocks, but is there any chance she could be footsore? Ouchy feet can also lead to a tight, painful back. If she is out a lot, it might be worth putting hoof testers to...
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    The ultimate!...

    The ultimate!
    http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=98603772876
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    Ann Taylor Loft is a good bet for petites for...

    Ann Taylor Loft is a good bet for petites for modern, but not too modern styles of jeans that might be a little heavier weight.

    I don't wear jeans to work, but for everyday & barn jeans I usually...
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    I just inadvertently reminded myself that it's...

    I just inadvertently reminded myself that it's the Nikwax RUG proof that worked well for me in the past (not the regular Nikwax TX wash-in). Now I get to wash & waterproof all over again! It did an...
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    I'd second (or third) this...bloodwork would be a...

    I'd second (or third) this...bloodwork would be a great place to start before heading off for an MRI. The pattern you describe sounds like it would be well worth considering a larger systemic picture...
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    Flax, like chia, turns into a gel-like goo that...

    Flax, like chia, turns into a gel-like goo that can help digestion. Probably a lot cheaper and easier to find in large quantities.

    I fed an older horse (having digestive issues from melanomas)...
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    It has helped me a TON to use disposable vinyl or...

    It has helped me a TON to use disposable vinyl or latex gloves as a base layer under winter gloves. You can find some types infused with aloe, which is nice, but mostly, they just keep the wind &...
  22. You might already be wrapping the foot, but if...

    You might already be wrapping the foot, but if not, protecting the sore foot with a boot or vet wrap + something to buffer the ouch (diaper, styrofoam, etc.) should help some if the abscess pressure...
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    Total disclosure: I also bought this to replace...

    Total disclosure: I also bought this to replace an older GE washer. Started my search looking for something other than GE (last one didn't cause too much trouble, but motor died after only 6 years)....
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    I'll bet you might find some places selling...

    I'll bet you might find some places selling rehabbed older models around the university.

    I have this GE one-- totally basic and big! ...
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    Tried to send you a PM, but your mailbox is full!...

    Tried to send you a PM, but your mailbox is full! :)
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