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Horse Care FAQs -- copy, link, add info here!

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    started a topic Horse Care FAQs -- copy, link, add info here!

    Horse Care FAQs -- copy, link, add info here!

    We wanted to provide this FAQ thread as a work space for you to create a reference thread for your forum.

    Find yourself answering the same question or providing the same info over and over? Post it here!

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    While the site's main FAQ forum and help forum can be of help on general questions, this thread can serve as a handy reference for this particular forum for new and seasoned users alike.

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  • alicecolin
    This is wonderful idea

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  • ThrivingPets
    Equine Cushing's Disease- Pergolide vs Pergolide Mesylate vs Prascend

    Our pharmacy gets a lot of questions about Cushing's treatments and the differences between Pergolide USP, Pergolide Mesylate USP, and Prascend. Here is the explanations of the treatments:
    Pergolide USP: Sometimes called Pergolide base. It is Pharmaceutical grade Pergolide that comes in a powder form of the salt Pergolide Mesylate USP. To calculate the amount of Pergolide USP you divide the weight of Pergolide Mesylate by 1.305.
    Pergolide Mesylate: The salt form of Pergolide that has a molecular weight of 1.305 times that of Pergolide USP. Compounding pharmacies typically list their dosing in Pergolide Mesylate USP.
    Prascend: Prascend is branded Pergolide tablet manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Each tablet contains 1mg of Pergolide USP in the form of Pergolide Mesylate USP 1.305mg.
    If you are switching between Prascend and a compounded Pergolide, you will need to convert between Pergolide Mesylate and Prascend.
    1 Prascend Tablet = 1.305mg Pergolide Mesylate
    2 Prascend Tablets = 2.61mg Pergolide Mesylate
    3 Prascend Tablets = 3.915 Pergolide Mesylate etc.

    I hope this helps answer questions you have about Pergolide, Pergolide Mesylate and Prascend. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me through COH or by phone.


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  • Moderator 1
    Thrush home remedies

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  • yourcolorfuladdiction
    Ulcers! They'll Give You Ulcers!

    A handy-dandy link to all things ulcer!

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  • Equibrit
    That's a joke isn't it ?

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  • johnmclaren
    On the various issues with pet horse and the common diseases affecting them. For an average pet owner, horses are notoriously difficult to read. But for those who spend their time caring for them, something as simple as an awkward stance can indicate a problem. Regular hoof maintenance is one of the most important aspects of quality equine care. Clip your horse’s hooves regularly. This prevents ingrown hooves and may prevent swelling. Keep a pick nearby to pick out caked dirt or debris and look for signs of pain or distress.

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  • HorsesinHaiti
    Of the various Henneke Body Condition Scoring charts around, I think this one is the clearest. Unlike most, it has sample profiles from the rear. (The current version on KER's own site no longer has the rear profiles.)

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  • MunchkinsMom
    How to fold a dead horse (useful if you have one die in a stall)

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  • CookiePony
    Abscess Care:
    Antibiotics and other treatments for abscesses:
    Supporting-limb laminitis and treatments for abscesses:
    Last edited by CookiePony; Feb. 1, 2011, 08:50 PM.

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  • ontarget
    Not sure what you should be feeding your horse? Here is an overview.

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  • Equibrit


    Need a rain rot sticky/compendium.

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  • stoicfish
    Worms, worming, wormers- Wonderful World of Worms!!

    Originally posted by BarbB View Post
    Summary on worm info

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  • horselips
    When I want an answer on horse health or care, I go to and do a search.

    Example ~ an in-depth article on feeding fats, with references included :

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  • BarbB
    discussion on wormers

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  • goeslikestink
    here is a link to farmers guardian areally good article on stratches - mud fever and rainrot

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  • lalahartma1
    Is there a feeding 101? Or is that too contentious?

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  • Texarkana
    Calories/protein/fat/fiber/NSC of common feed stuffs.

    There used to be an old thread with this info, but it seems to have gotten dumped into cyberspace. Is there any way we can resurrect the link from the annals of COTH?

    I think this was the link:

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  • kcmel
    Neurological exam

    Here is a good link describing a neurological exam, some of which you can do yourself if you suspect neurological issues in your horse.

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