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    Jan. 22, 2017, 07:36 PM
    Set up the feeding of the peanut hay such that the 2 are separated. Does the TB get concentrates?
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    Jan. 22, 2017, 05:59 PM
    With that mix, there's no need to wrap, or sedate and scrub. The mix will do the softening, and at some point relatively soon, the scabs will start...
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    Jan. 21, 2017, 07:02 PM
    You can't rely just on the fact that a hay is 1st, or 2nd cutting. 1st cutting could be too early and it's too immature, or quite late due to...
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    Jan. 21, 2017, 10:42 AM
    It all depends on the horse. Without testing it, you don't know it's digestibility and nutrient profile For your mare herd, there's nothing wrong...
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    Jan. 21, 2017, 10:35 AM
    I know a large handful of people in areas where Lyme "isn't that common" and vets poo-poo the notion of it, yet it was exactly their horses' problem....
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    Jan. 20, 2017, 10:35 PM
    Those things entirely rely on how much a horse will consume on an average day, or on a daily average over a week. You definitely can't put one of...
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    Jan. 20, 2017, 10:31 PM
    In my case, I too had used all the vet-prescribed treatments- Hibiclens, an immune stimulant whose name I don't remember, and a gooey ointment whose...
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    Jan. 20, 2017, 07:15 PM
    I've not had a problem washing these legs once things are un-scabbed and have good hair regrowth. But until they are FULLY healed, and maybe forever...
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    Jan. 20, 2017, 07:12 PM
    Yes, no doubt there is a deficiency in copper and zinc, or Vit A, or all of those. Cu and Zn go together - easy to be deficient due to high iron...
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    Jan. 19, 2017, 06:39 PM
    Hay-only diets really need a good amount of added Vit E. A ration balancer doesn't really provide enough. I'd be adding 2000IU on top of that, for...
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    Jan. 19, 2017, 06:24 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    A deworming history would indeed be helpful. What sansena describes was likely a tapeworm issue.
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    Jan. 19, 2017, 05:57 PM
    JB replied to a thread Worming the EPM horse. in Horse Care
    No "real" articles that I've seen, just general "best practice" I've read on a few vet sites, and my own vet has stated, for the exact reason Larbear...
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    Jan. 19, 2017, 05:26 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    Good quality hay has a spectrum based on the spectrum of horses' needs. It should have enough protein, lysine, and minerals, and have a relatively...
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    Jan. 18, 2017, 09:51 PM
    JB replied to a thread Worming the EPM horse. in Horse Care
    "may NOT be good" Ivermectin and moxidectin should be used with caution for an EPM horse, as there's an increased risk of crossing the blood-brain...
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    Jan. 18, 2017, 03:26 PM
    Iodine is a mineral, not a heavy metal. Seaweed can be high in heavy metals, but it's not all that way. Some are higher in iodine and lower in...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:32 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    LOL yes, "crappy" dairy hay is probably either just "good" for horses, or possibly still too rich/good for all but the broodmares LOL
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:30 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    You said "Round bales are known to be low quality hay. Unless producer does horse hay and knows how to put up good hay." That's the point - it's...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:04 PM
    JB replied to a thread Learning about feet in Horse Care
    One can't know if a farrier is doing a good job until they become educated enough to monitor things, which is what the OP said she wanted to do :) ...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 07:02 PM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    tazy, again, hay is hay. Squares can be just as bad as round "cow hay". A farmer can be a squares-only guy, and his cutting gets rained on and...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 12:56 PM
    JB replied to a thread Rainsheets in cold weather in Horse Care
    Again, it all depends on the sheet, and the horse. A horse with longer, finer winter hair may have it flattened with a lighter sheet, but a horse...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 12:51 PM
    JB replied to a thread Need feed advice! :) in Horse Care
    Unless it's an allergy issue, any "hotness" from a grain product is from the NSC content, and unlikely to be due to the existence of any cereal...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 11:07 AM
    JB replied to a thread Horse has hay belly in Horse Care
    We need to see a picture. Based on what you say, I'd suspect it's a lack of muscle, not weight, along his topline. You aren't going to get that up...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 11:02 AM
    JB replied to a thread Rainsheets in cold weather in Horse Care
    It does entirely depend on the sheet/blanket used as to whether it lays the hair down or not. Some sheets do, some do not. At the very least,...
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    Jan. 17, 2017, 10:57 AM
    JB replied to a thread Need feed advice! :) in Horse Care
    How much in the way of concentrates are you feeding now? Legends Performance Pellet is not bad at all. TC Lite is, as it sounds, a light...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 11:13 PM
    JB replied to a thread Muscle for underweight mare in Horse Care
    Please find someone to help you with her. Tell your parents it's in everyone's best interest - yours and the mares. And theirs. Nudging her side...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:52 PM
    Young growing horses have higher nutrient requirements than the "same" adult horse. The requirements are similar to an adult in moderate to hard...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:37 PM
    JB replied to a thread Muscle for underweight mare in Horse Care
    Give her more time. The condition you describe tells me she wasn't underfed for just a short period of time. This means her fat stores around organs...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:32 PM
    JB replied to a thread Mixing your own grain in Horse Care
    What exactly do you mean by "mix your own grain"? It's one thing to feed calories by using, say, alfalfa pellets, beet pulp, maybe some oats, and...
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    Jan. 16, 2017, 03:19 PM
    Boots need to be sized according to the foot length and width within about a week after a trim.
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    Jan. 15, 2017, 09:18 PM
    It used to be the norm when there was no Winter show circuit. The timing is important though. You want to do it in the Fall after the hard Summer...
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