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    Aug. 22, 2014, 11:22 AM
    JB replied to a thread PSSM and Thoroughbreds in Horse Care
    I found Solgar Vit E 1000IU 100ct capsules for $23.19 on Amazon. Natural Vit E. that comes to $.23/1000IU. The Farmvet Elevate is $46 for 2lb...
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    Aug. 22, 2014, 08:49 AM
    JB replied to a thread PSSM and Thoroughbreds in Horse Care
    I had to look this one up, having never heard of it or the company. It's really interesting they call it a sweet feed, yet they say it doesn't...
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    Aug. 21, 2014, 09:55 AM
    JB replied to a thread Question about rugging in Horse Care
    IME, the biggest needs for blankets for some horses come during the changes of coats. In the Fall, they haven't yet gotten enough Winter coat to...
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    Aug. 20, 2014, 09:20 PM
    JB replied to a thread Support Boots in Horse Care
    Actually, the sports medicine boots do offer a little bit in the way of reducing fetlock flexion. It has a lot to do not just with the material...
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    Aug. 20, 2014, 04:12 PM
    JB replied to a thread Creep Feed in Sport Horse Breeding
    If there are concerns about nutrition, then look at Rejuvenaide or Rejuvenaide Plus, or something similar - Foal Aide is another. You could mix it...
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    Aug. 20, 2014, 08:45 AM
    JB replied to a thread Reference request: Nutrition in Horse Care
    NRC Nutrient Requirements for Horses You are talking about 2 different things though - nutrition, and "supplements and their efficacy" which makes...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 07:58 PM
    JB replied to a thread Ulcer treatment for dummies in Horse Care
    Ranitidine is the thing you can get the fastest - as fast as you can get to a drug store. You could start there - 3mg/lb body weight each feeding,...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 05:11 PM
    JB replied to a thread Creep Feed in Sport Horse Breeding
    11 weeks definitely means a milk-based feed. If he's in good weight, doesn't have leg issues, then he doesn't need anything. Just keep him out of...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 09:06 AM
    Thrush doesn't tend to be flaky or white - that sounds like you're describing loose, dead, exfoliating sole. That said, I've seen some crumbly...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 09:04 AM
    Definitely stop any dressing - they do not help feet and many only make things worse. If he's stepping on the shoes, this isn't a hoof quality...
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    Aug. 19, 2014, 08:47 AM
    I see a bit of thrush on a frog that has shed some of its back half. I see contracted heels and a shoe job that's not allowing the ground contact...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 09:10 PM
    He's registered Swiss WB. SWANA requires DNA parentage testing for registration. Truly, this is not unique. It's happened before. A lot. Not...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 08:38 PM
    Rabicano wouldn't look so...gray, act so gray. If you look at the progression of that spot, it's very gray-like. Rabicano doesn't do that. ...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 08:30 PM
    Get a Lyme titre done Find someone who does myofascial therapy, or cranial-sacral therapy. Just throwing out some other options.
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 06:07 PM
    She's definitely splash, and her Cassio's Picasso KD son is likely homozygous Splash. Nice horses :yes: The sire of several of her foals, Blitz...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 11:36 AM
    Lol well that would explain a lot! You replied to RMT's comment to doctracy that the thumbnail posted wasn't Gamblin' Man, stating they did match....
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 09:35 AM
    You can't really tell me these are the same horses ...
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    Aug. 18, 2014, 09:09 AM
    JB replied to a thread Best Weight Gain Supplement? in Horse Care
    How big is he? How much hay do you think he's eating - 20lb? 30lb? Is adding any alfalfa hay an option? That would be where I'd start, if...
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    Aug. 17, 2014, 07:54 PM
    No, they don't. The base of the neck is different, the head is different, and the back of the rump is different. The thumbnail horse has white...
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    Aug. 17, 2014, 04:21 PM
    It really doesn't look any different from most grays - black skin, black hoof. If you remove everything but the gray area/shoulder/leg in this...
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    Aug. 17, 2014, 04:17 PM
    JB replied to a thread Best Weight Gain Supplement? in Horse Care
    Nobody can give you good suggestions without knowing what he's eating already. What is he eating, and how much of each? By weight, not volume or...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 06:50 PM
    JB replied to a thread Protein supplement? in Horse Care
    I drag out my trusty ol' NRC Nutrient Requirements of Horses :) I know some of the numbers, like roughly the amount of CP for an 1100 and 1300lb...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 03:34 PM
    JB replied to a thread Protein supplement? in Horse Care
    Pretty much all fortified feeds have added lysine. Safechoice Sr is .7% lysine. If you feed 5lb that gives you 15gm of lysine, which would probably...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 12:12 PM
    JB replied to a thread Protein supplement? in Horse Care
    A horse can be overweight and be lacking muscle mass :) But, an underweight horse would also be lacking muscle mass, though that doesn't mean the...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 09:43 AM
    But he *can't* be a chimera. A chimera is the result of 2 sets of DNA merging into 1 animal. This would mean that one of those twins was gray. ...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 09:35 AM
    I'd still given him a month off, then re-u/s and see if there's any change. If there isn't, it may well be something old and a non-issue at this...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 09:27 AM
    JB replied to a thread Protein supplement? in Horse Care
    Why just 1lb of a Sr feed? "Full" nutrition comes from usually at least 5lb of the stuff. You'd be much better off, nutrition-wise, with 1lb of a...
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    Aug. 16, 2014, 09:23 AM
    JB replied to a thread Protein supplement? in Horse Care
    I doubt you actually need a protein supplement. Unless hay is REALLY crappy most horses get enough crude protein. What's easy to not get though...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 10:05 PM
    Personally, I'd give a month off, with either regular turnout if it's a lot (like at least 12 hours), or regular turnout plus 20-30 minutes hand...
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    Aug. 15, 2014, 11:24 AM
    Check ligaments tend to heal very well. Ice ice ice ice, then something like Surpass if that's not helping enough. I'd perhaps be looking at the...
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