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    Mar. 5, 2015, 01:50 PM
    He looks like a perfectly normal 2yo TB. I do understand how some pics can be deceiving, so I'll believe you on him looking more mature than he...
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 12:39 PM
    *I* would put him on the Growth, and the 17yo on the Sr. Or, to make things more simple, put them both on one or the other. They are similar...
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 12:17 PM
    12lb of SC is a LOT, and wouldn't be my first choice - it's really not *that* low in sugar. If his ribs are covered but you can still feel them,...
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 11:15 AM
    Is there a reason he's still intact? Is it just the norm where you are to not geld colts? If you have no reason to keep him a stallion, then yes...
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 10:30 AM
    Ummm, of course it can be both. This explains more accurately than I can http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rainwear-how-it-works.html
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 10:04 AM
    He's almost 3. The majority of his growing is done. The surge of testosterone (a while ago now) started the early "closure" of the growth plates. ...
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    Mar. 5, 2015, 10:01 AM
    JB replied to a thread Awful Horsekeeping? in Horse Care
    I like EP, I've used it. It's not enough nutrition for a later term broodie though, so... :)
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 10:09 PM
    JB replied to a thread Wide saddle in Horse Care
    Is it the right shape but just too wide? How too wide? 2 sizes? 4? IMVHO the ideal saddle fitting IS to fit *appropriately* too wide, and...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 06:15 PM
    I wouldn't think twice about that "low" iron in that situation.
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:32 PM
    JB replied to a thread blanketing a wet horse in Horse Care
    As long as the blanket is very breathable, and you don't make a habit of it, it's not a problem to put a blanket on a wet horse. BTDT - sometimes...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:13 PM
    JB replied to a thread Feed Nutrition in Horse Care
    It would help to know where (at least roughly) you are, and what brands are available. There's no sense recommending a brand you can't get :) ...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:11 PM
    JB replied to a thread De-Worming in Horse Care
    http://www.thehorse.com/articles/22928/strategic-deworming-qa Nutshell - don't use a dewormer "year round". Do FEC testing to see if the horse...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 10:35 AM
    Agree that you should find out what species grow best in your area, then figure from there what type suits your horse better. If fescue and orchard...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 10:22 AM
    JB replied to a thread Chiro work on older horse in Horse Care
    I respectfully disagree that chiro and MT work are not real treatments. I've seen both of them do wonders for 1 of my horses in particular, who is...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 09:59 AM
    JB replied to a thread Awful Horsekeeping? in Horse Care
    Why the mix of all those feedstuffs? Just curious. It would be cheaper to use a regular fortified grain. *I* would be using at least a full ration...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 09:55 AM
    You don't take away *all* sensation in the foot, but the whole point is to take away sensation in the back of it. ...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 09:53 AM
    JB replied to a thread Chiro work on older horse in Horse Care
    If you can swing it, get a MT on him a couple days before the chiro. That will help his muscles in case there are any spasms/knots which are causing...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 09:49 AM
    Most horses have a period during the year where they seem to shoot up. My first one grew most obviously over the Winter, oddly enough. My current...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 10:13 PM
    Was the blood drawn while the horse had been resting, or was he exercised right before?
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 06:51 PM
    Ah yes you are correct, sorry, I skimmed a bit too much!
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 04:25 PM
    Ok, thanks for the clarification. It sounds like this may well be the actual degenerative disease. He's an 8yo GP Dressage horse? Not saying...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 04:06 PM
    well-reputed farrier that a vet approves of doesn't give me a warm fuzzy ;) If it comes down to it, *I* would put the horse down if I could not...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 03:24 PM
    If everything else had been addressed, including fixing how the foot was trimmed, then I'd consider it for a pasture ornament only - no more work...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 03:21 PM
    Ah, going back to read that, I see what you mean now. I read "once she finishes that" as meaning "once that bag is gone she'll transition to...". ...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 01:14 PM
    The exacts will vary, in that you may find you have to feed your 1100lb (or whatever) TB more absolute food than a 1500lb drafty type, but they X, Y,...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 12:04 PM
    3lb of TC Sr isn't enough - you should use at least 4, preferably 5, assuming she's a decent size. If for calories you can't do more than 3lb, then...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 12:01 PM
    JB replied to a thread Fecal testing in Horse Care
    Larva are killed by freezing temps, but some eggs, particularly strongyles, can survive freezes quite well. However, you are correct in that the...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 11:42 AM
    JB replied to a thread Fecal testing in Horse Care
    Agree. The most convenient time would be when s/he comes for Spring shots, before you use any dewormer.
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 11:41 AM
    JB replied to a thread Fecal testing in Horse Care
    Everyone in the US should deworm for tapes at least once a year. Many places should do it twice. Look at this map and see what area you fall into...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 11:34 AM
    JB replied to a thread Fecal testing in Horse Care
    If all horses tested the same, that doesn't help much, as it could be that all samples became too warm and hatched, or the company didn't do things...
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