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    post surgery report

    Owww! Sending 'get well' vibes for both of you! Fingers crossed that the biopsy proves thatt here is nothing to worry about.
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    New field and sheep grazing it

    There is no need for that, our horses and sheep graze together. What reason was given? ETA x-posted with CE.
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    I think it is a question of priorities, personally. My priority would have been to pay the vet bill and if I were able to find £100 per week, I would have used that to replace the 'borrowed' deposit, rather than agreeing to sign over the pup in a panic. I am not certain that the vet practice...
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    I have made plenty of misjudgements over the years but never the particular one that you cite. I have never had a horse vetted (with no regrets) and always self-insured. Neither have I ever had to ask a vet to subsidise my pet-owning. I have robbed Peter to pay Paul, many a time, however and...
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    Anyone stayed in close touch with previous owner while being inexperienced themselves? How did it work out for you?

    IMO and experience, so long as the 1st horse is a sensible honest type that knows its job, a novice owner needs to have someone in the background to call on for advice but NOT 'support' on the yard and *definitely* not the old owner. You need to be free to make your own mistakes and do things...
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    Emergency ulcer question!

    When you get this bout of ulcers sorted out it would probably be worth feeding Aloe Vera juice daily, as a preventaive measure.
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    PDSA is only able to treat the pets of people claiming certain benefits. As OP has a mortgage application in the pipeline, I doubt that she falls into one of those categories. I have no idea why she didn't use part of her saved house deposit to pay for the treatment and then work out how to...
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    Is £5000 too low budget for a horse in the current market?

    Have a careful look on Dragon Driving, there is usally something that sounds suitable within your budget. You do need to read the Dodgy Dealers page, though as well and definitelyask to have a vetting.
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    Yard or horse?

    Good luck for your move! We moved our first mare after 6 weeks. In theory the 2 yards were very similar but she settled on the 2nd far, far better than she had on the first and stayed there for 10 yrs until we bought our own place.
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    That is what would concern me about the practice. Perhaps people should just not take on pets that they can't afford to support. I understand that Red-1's situation was somewhat different, as her dog was a stray but in fact if she hadn't been able to afford the treatment he should have been...
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    Contacting private yards?

    We found a livery yard, years ago, by driving around the area and just asking where we spotted a likely looking place. We stayed there 10 yrs until we bought our own yard.
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    The trouble is that you need to pay in full on the day at most vet practices. They would normally only offer a payment plan to someone that they know well. Is there no way that you can raise the money to pay in full?
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    URGENT HELP!!! GET MY PUPPY HOME

    Then you need to pay the bill in full. Was he not insured? Most puppies come from the breeder with 5 weeks free insurance. Can you get a credit card or bank loan to pay the bill? If you do that will you be able to afford to look after the pup properly in future?
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    Subclinical Laminitis

    What does your farrier think?
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    He redeemed himself...

    That describes most Labs perfectly! We used to call washing-up liquid 'dog dissolver'! :D
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