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    Juvenile sarcoids

    Three year old with one on hind leg, used Sarc-X, disappeared after 9 months and not appeared again (7 years on). Four year old, sarcoid on sheath, sprout sized, banded by vet and dropped off. He also had several small ones on chest that disappeared and one banded. No reoccurance three years...
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    Why is it so difficult to find ...

    For good old fashioned quality
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    What is a 'normal' age to lose a horse?

    Heavyweight cob 17 sudden death in field (suspected heart attack) Clyde 14 kidney failure. Cob cross 10 sudden death, found in field, unknown reason, possibly heart or unknown melanomas (he was grey) Irish draft 30, PTS, healthy but hind legs failing. Cob cross, 7 colic PTS
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    kidney failure

    Having lost a horse to kidney failiure I would listen very carefully to your vets advice. In our case the horse showed no signs that there was a problem. Came in one afternoon, thought it was colic. She was treated for colic initially, vet back early next morning and after further examination...
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    Muddy Tail suggestions?

    Wash and brush tail through. When dry do one large plait and secure the end. This is important because if the plait comes loose the bag will not be secure. I use normal elastic tied into hair bands for this as they stay put. I have made tail bags from fleece fabric secured with a velcro tab that...
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    Clydesdale - Saving the great horse

    Beautifully filmed and available on bbc iplayer Enjoy
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    Leaking roof on lorry

    My DAF is leaking too so following with interest. I think this will be a job to tackle when the weather is dryer so a tarp will help in the meantime. On a positive note she did at least sale through her test last week despite being 20 odd years old and pretty much sitting around for a year with...
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    soft soles due to weather

    Yes. Tried Keretex which helped a bit but having a set of shoes on almost instantly made all the difference. She isn't doing much at the moment, so wouldn't normally be shod but it was worth it to see her walking comfortably the next day.
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    Turnout rugs for huge ISH

    The Big Horse Shop They have regular and broad fittings now. Designed for heavy horses and bigger types. The rugs are very deep with generous tail flaps. A selection of liners for turnout rugs also available.
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    Headache after wearing helmet

    I had this too. Had a hat fitted, got up to walk around the shop for a bit and it felt like something was pushing my eyes from behind along with an intense headache.I couldn't wait to get the thing off. I've never had a hat fitted before. The next size up was fine. I only recently found out that...
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    Sarc-ex - Any good?

    Used it for about a year for one nodular sarcoid on a 2 year old. The sarcoid was about halfway between hock and top of her tail. Started off as a pea sized lump and grew to about 4cm by 3cm. I think the Sarc x did make a difference but it took about 6 months before it began to change. It...
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    Really good Purple shampoo?

    Why not try some heavy horse products There is a whitening shampoo and you can use wood flour to dry off. If you mix that with the whitening powder it should reduce the the yellowing. Also you can buy larger quantities so...
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    Hats of the tweed variety

    Sorry meant to be this link although they sell same range
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    Hats of the tweed variety Some nice country clothing and tweed hats
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    Mens wellies

    Lots to choose from here