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    Horse insurance

    I'm glad you did bump it as I asked the same. After reading into it they cover no illness of any type or death. It's purely accident and life saving treatments so if your horse falls and impales itself etc. No leg sprains or strains, colic etc. For that reason I stuck with my public liability...
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    What do your 14.2hh cob types weigh?

    My friends new vet would have a fit reading this. Think no pony of 14.2 (doesn't take bone into consideration) should weigh more than 450kg. He weighed hers with a tape going over the bloody withers may I add at 600kg and had a go at her 😂. Needed less to say go on body scoring more than tapes...
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    Cushings update

    Thanks guys so are we. He seems back to his normal lets go as fast as we can self. Seemed very happy to be out today.🤗
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    Cushings update

    Said I'd let people know and I'm very happy to say his re test after 1/4 tablet a day means his level is now 19 instead of 445! He's gone back to his normal chirpy self bombing about like a grand national shetland😂. Here's hoping he sheds his coat properly this year too!!
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    Horses with only one eye!

    Just to add with it being uveitis that's a gamble. If it's free or very cheap and you can accept the worse may happen then one eye shouldn't put you off just accept it can take extra time to settle into a new home and be aware of his big blind spot but then some horses are funny for a while in a...
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    Horses with only one eye!

    My first pony as a child had one eye. Apparently it was severely damaged on barb wire when he was younger. We done everything and many shows and pony clubs. He used to tilt his head while out at times and walk near edges of there was any drops about which was un nerving but he lived a long...
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    What do your 14.2hh cob types weigh?

    Dakota Welsh cob 14.2 is 470kg and spot on body condition score. Sparky is 14hh Fell X Welsh and 462kg and slightly over weight at the moment. Has IR and not as much work over winter due to weather and short days. Go on body conditioning more than actual weight but they get weighed once a month...
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    Cushings and rolling

    That's bizarre she's now negative but great news. Let's hope the first test was wrong. What symptoms was she showing? I remember yoy saying about recent skin problems.
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    Cushings and rolling

    Turns out the liquid paraffin is for storing the cut tablet! Because the air apparently degrades them and hes only on 1/4 a day I need to keep the rest in the pot and fish them out with tweezers! He ate it today in a bit of apple then ate most of his feed but very slow and left a small handful...
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    Cushings and rolling

    I remember preds being a horrid taste and used to have a nightmare feeding them. I know they are vial as I took them for a short time. I shall experiment. He is the definition of fussy which is odd for a Shetland. No prob yesterday. Maybe the carrot was crunched in just the wrong place. He got...
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    Cushings and rolling

    Shall let you know tomorrow. Today fir the first time in ages he just walked away from his feed. Can one quart of a tablet do that so quick??? He had his bit of carrot and spat part out. Luckily the tablet was gone. Maybe he tasted it and refused his feed as he's eating hay happily.
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    Cushings and rolling

    Funnily enough before I read your post I cut a end of a carrot off hollowed it out and plugged the tablet back in! I used to do it when my old horse had a short course of tablets and wouldn't eat them. He ate it no problem. In the bag there was a pot of liquid parafin but no instructions as to...
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    Cushings and rolling

    We'll the new vet called me the other day and was on the phone for 45mins with her! I'm very impressed. It's been decided to start him on 1/4 of a tablet and re test in a month or so and if needed put him on 1/2. Theyll even supply a pill cutter!! She said she understood why he wasn't put on it...
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    Cushings and rolling

    I'm sorry. I'm glad she had a good life and the meds helped her so long. It is a horrid disease and I hope mini does go on leading a normal life for many years. Only time will tell I guess. He does love going out driving and my friends daughter hacking him regularly. Even though she's a teenager...
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    Cushings and rolling

    She's beautiful. I'm so sorry. She does look good even at 25. He's 16 now and Shetlands usually live quite long. I guess it depends if it's a actual tumour causing it as I understand that's not always the case.
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