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    Aug. 30, 2016, 03:59 PM
    What about the other horses who are low positive? Lyme isn't something to mess with - you don't want it turning into chronic Lyme which is a lot...
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    Aug. 30, 2016, 12:06 PM
    Supplements work if they fill a nutritional gap that is causing the problem, whatever that problem is. They do not work if they are either not...
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 11:23 AM
    JB replied to a thread Gastrogard Patent in Horse Care
    Correct. One is approved at 1/4 tube for prevention, the other is approved for a full tube for treatment. Realistically they are 100%...
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 11:22 AM
    You're looking for excuses as to why something's not going to work ;) jawa made a good point: Many horses don't like alfalfa pellets either...
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 11:01 AM
    JB replied to a thread Shivers and Vitamin E in Horse Care
    Most economical source of Vit E, even if just a couple pennies per 1000IU http://www.scbt.com/datasheet-363243.html
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 10:57 AM
    JB replied to a thread Gastrogard Patent in Horse Care
    The title, and your OP, say Gastrogard. Then you say Ulcergard. UG has the still-active (as opposed to expired but renewed) patent. Can you...
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 10:17 AM
    Anything from Schneiders. They have quite a few styles of no-fill turnout sheets, and 1 style of a light fill 80gm sheet.
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    Aug. 29, 2016, 10:14 AM
    You need to start with the minimum feeding rate. That's based on nutrition, not calories. So you'd give that a month or so to see where things...
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    Aug. 28, 2016, 03:49 PM
    Right, you need calories, but you don't start with a fat supplement. You start with a fortified feed and add a fat supp on top of that. Why...
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    Aug. 27, 2016, 09:48 PM
    Empower Boost (and Purina Amplify) is a fat supplement - not intended to take the place of nutritionally fortified feeds ProForce Fiber is not a...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 06:19 PM
    JB replied to a thread Locking Patella/Stifles in Horse Care
    Hiking the leg up is a neurological issue, not UFP. Either shivers as a genetic defect, or from EPSM/PSSM, or nutritional, or something else that...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 06:08 PM
    JB replied to a thread Biotin vs farriers formula in Horse Care
    But it has other ingredients, and that goes to what I was saying earlier - sometimes we just don't know what it is specifically that a given horse is...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 12:55 PM
    When they max out on volume, you have to get into more calorie-dense feedstuffs for sure. This is where good quality commercial feeds are a big...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 12:00 PM
    Oh, one last thought: This is all trial and error, unfortunately. It's not even enough, IMHO, to know the analysis of everything the horse is...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM
    I agree that's a nice bonus. My thoughts on a hoof supplement are that they should provide reasonably high levels of the things we know have a...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 11:28 AM
    I'm curious why you'd choose Remission over, say, Farrier's Formula. FF has more methionine (which is needed for biotin use) at 5.2gm compared to...
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    Aug. 26, 2016, 10:56 AM
    JB replied to a thread Devil's Claw and Ulcers in Horse Care
    New studies to what effect? I'm not sure what that question is asking :) Firocoxib (Previcox, Equioxx) is a more selective COX inhibitor, so is...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 09:13 PM
    I would not feed 2c of flax. And at only about 40% fat, it's not adding significant fat. It's adding good Omega 3 EFA, but they're already getting...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 08:41 PM
    Any time you add calories, you're going to add weight. How much weight, and how quickly, remains to be seen That's too broad a question. And at...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 05:48 PM
    JB replied to a thread Biotin vs farriers formula in Horse Care
    Until you get their weight and digestive issues sorted out, and have them truly healthy for 6+ months, you don't know that. Ulcers negatively...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 05:17 PM
    JB replied to a thread HELP dutch doors in Around The Farm
    Huh. Mine are 2x6 SYP T&G boards, with 2x4 Xs and top/bottoms (horizontal, to connect the vertical T&G) and they hang just fine. They've been up...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 05:07 PM
    JB replied to a thread Biotin vs farriers formula in Horse Care
    You said "If hoof supplements are like the joint supplements, then they won't work,not enough of any thing in it to make a difference." which, to me,...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 02:02 PM
    JB replied to a thread Biotin vs farriers formula in Horse Care
    Hoof supplements absolutely DO work if they are providing the nutrition that the rest of the diet is lacking, and therefore not allowing feet to be...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 12:39 PM
    JB replied to a thread All in one turnout sheet? in Horse Care
    http://www.sstack.com/horse-blankets-and-sheets_waterproof-turnout-sheets_extra-coverage/stormshield-arctic-combo-turnout-sheet/
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 12:35 PM
    I use Turtle Ties and like them a lot. They don't break away terribly easy, so a horse isn't going to accidentally release them if he has a minor...
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    Aug. 25, 2016, 11:41 AM
    Happened here too a few Summers ago. My guy was maybe 15, low shedder for 7-8 years I'd done FECs on him. That end of Summer test was in the 1500...
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    Aug. 24, 2016, 09:00 PM
    JB replied to a thread Bulk lysine? in Horse Care
    Pure Lysine and L-lysine are 2 straight lysine products you could get (Valley Vet has them), for pennies a serving (5-7gm) and add, instead of being...
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    Aug. 24, 2016, 08:56 PM
    JB replied to a thread Bulk lysine? in Horse Care
    I did say "investigate" ;)
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    Aug. 24, 2016, 08:54 PM
    The bulk of their diet - last I knew - was pasture. Unless your hay is from your pasture, it's not accurate to assume the pasture is also low in Mg....
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    Aug. 24, 2016, 06:18 PM
    You can't know if it's sufficient without knowing the analysis of your pasture. It's a decent enough v/m supplement. It may not have enough of...
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