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    Oct. 30, 2014, 11:59 AM
    :yes: As do sticks lodged in the frog :eek:
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    Oct. 29, 2014, 11:07 PM
    Schneiders has Stormshield Vtek Marathon 80gm fill "sheets" that I absolutely love.
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    Oct. 29, 2014, 08:42 AM
    JB replied to a thread Ouch! Not another shot! in Horse Care
    When I had this problem due to having to give a lot of penicillin shots some 12 years ago, I quickly resorted to a handful of treats. Liberal use of...
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 12:32 PM
    Not nearly long enough :) Think 30-60 minutes each time. She also needs to stretch her legs and get the cobwebs out of her head.
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 12:26 PM
    The fact that this is only manifesting at shows, or at least that's all we're being told, tells me it's really a fitness issue. It could be...
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 11:38 AM
    More fitness. 30-45 minutes isn't a lot, especially since at least 1/2 that is warmup and cool down.
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 10:58 AM
    JB replied to a thread Blanket Suggestions in Horse Care
    Could very well be - no single blanket fits every horse. What about the high neck one I posted? It's a different cut to start, and combined with...
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 10:35 AM
    JB replied to a thread Blanket Suggestions in Horse Care
    Schneiders, with vtek v-free fit. If it doesn't rub my TB mare's shark fin, it won't rub yours. That, or get a high-neck blanket, like this...
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    Oct. 28, 2014, 09:20 AM
    IMHO you couldn't go wrong with a nice Morgan stallion. The Morgan type is so strong that the vast majority of crosses I've seen have been...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 09:41 PM
    JB replied to a thread Retained soles. in Horse Care
    FWIW, I have 1 horse who simply doesn't shed sole, seemingly ever :no: :rolleyes: He grows quickly too. If I don't trim him within about 4 weeks...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 05:30 PM
    JB replied to a thread Retained soles. in Horse Care
    If you're able to get some of this out with just a brush, it's less "retained" than it is exfoliating. There's a difference :) If you can work a...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 05:27 PM
    JB replied to a thread Tendon Injury in Horse Care
    Yes, ligaments (can) take longer to heal than tendons, and weight-bearing structures generally take longer to heal than non-weight bearing...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 11:57 AM
    JB replied to a thread Tendon Injury in Horse Care
    So much depends on the severity of the injury. It's becoming more common to treat leg injuries with kid gloves in the acute stage (as it should...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 11:44 AM
    Studies have shown that horses healing injuries need protein on a level similar to that of a horse on work. To that end, if he doesn't need much...
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    Oct. 27, 2014, 11:23 AM
    The double dose for tapeworms is pyrantel pamoate (ie Strongid paste), not fenbendazole :) Double fen is useful for and should be a regular part...
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    Oct. 26, 2014, 09:45 PM
    Pergolide = unregulated compound Prascend = regulated drug with a well-defined level of active ingredient guaranteed for X amount of time.
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    Oct. 26, 2014, 08:26 PM
    JB replied to a thread Retained soles. in Horse Care
    Agree - you can usually judge the live vs retained sole by the depth of the groove around the frog apex. Live sole will slope gradually up and away...
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    Oct. 25, 2014, 09:42 PM
    JB replied to a thread Breeds and alfalfa? in Horse Care
    The only reason I can think of is that they are an easier-keeping breed and it just comes down to calories. It's also been shown that some...
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    Oct. 24, 2014, 08:33 PM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    If you can't decide, first let your wallet talk. The Legends pellet is cheaper. If the horse likes that and does well, then you're good :)
    33 replies | 778 view(s)
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    Oct. 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
    100% concur with Schneiders. I have Stormshields, vtec withers, and love them. I've had 2 of them for 10 years and my 3yo just inherited one of them.
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    Oct. 23, 2014, 02:13 PM
    More details on the horse? Age, any arthritis issues, new or existing behavior, does he misbehave like this when you clean his feet, etc? Did you...
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    Oct. 23, 2014, 11:44 AM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    Yep, and it was a good point to come up. The other issue with rice bran, because of the higher NSC, is its use for EPSM/PSSM horses. Some take...
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    Oct. 23, 2014, 11:09 AM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    NSC is indeed a concern for some horses. But just like any other nutrient, keep in mind the context of how much is being fed. 26% NSC when fed...
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    Oct. 23, 2014, 10:03 AM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    Agree gypsy - a horse doesn't have to be sedentary to benefit (greatly) from a good (!!) Sr feed 14% protein is pretty high - it hardly gets above...
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    Oct. 23, 2014, 09:47 AM
    The real JB, though a TB, was quite wide-bodied, including his shoulders. I don't use "wide bodied" lightly. 16.2, not long-backed, yet still an...
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    Oct. 22, 2014, 09:16 PM
    Put shoes on in a couple of weeks (we'll say mid-November) and then NOTHING until...March/April? 4 months in shoes without a reset? Not a chance....
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    Oct. 22, 2014, 09:38 AM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    I can't find an ingredient list online, but according to this, yes, it's a fixed formula...
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    Oct. 22, 2014, 09:16 AM
    JB replied to a thread Help me choose a feed in Horse Care
    TC Sr or the Legends Performance pelleted (not the textured) would be my places to start. I'd start with the TC first, but I know the Legend is a...
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    Oct. 22, 2014, 09:10 AM
    Did the farrier tell you anything about squirting betadine or something similar into that hole on a very regular basis to try to avoid it abscessing?...
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    Oct. 21, 2014, 08:26 PM
    The best shot of not getting a gray foal is to not breed a gray :) But if you're starting with 1 gray parent, then assuming that parent is Gg...
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