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    kidney failure

    Since my posting, she has looked much better and I am not about to give up on her just yet. I agree with comments of not wanting to put her through the ordeal of a trip to the clinic and we are awaiting results of a urine test, which will tell us more. We have turned her out in a small paddock...
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    kidney failure

    A blood test just diagnosed my much loved 25 year old mare with kidney failure. We noticed she was suddenly looking uncomfortable and off her food but curiously, not grass. I have been told she must go to a clinic and have infusion for 3 days, with blood tests before and after at a huge price...
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    box walking foal

    In the barn tonight and will see what happens. Never say never. I had a mare with a paralysed face a couple of years ago and advice on this forum said after 6 weeks it will be permanent, but she got better over 6 months with Shiatsu and massage treatment.
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    box walking foal

    I have a 5 month old foal who was born late and kept at the stud farm for his first 2 months while his legs strengthened. He had to be put on box rest during this time and since he has been home, we have noticed he is box walking round in circles. At first we thought it was just the mare being...
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    Stalking behaviour

    Yes, stalking probably the wrong word, but don’t understand the need to herd when there are no pressures. It’s a dominance thing and can be aggressive because the filly has small bite marks too. She doesn’t do it all the time so she does get an opportunity to drink.
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    Purchase horse 5 stage vetting ireland horse has sweet itch

    How much do you like the horse ? If the answer is ‘a lot’, there are no other problems and from the pictures, it looks as though the rubbing is minimal, this may be a one-off problem rather than full-blown chronic sweet itch. Important to establish this.
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    Stalking behaviour

    One of our TB broodmares (aged 11) is turned out with a 2 year old TB filly and is showing unpleasant signs of stalking her. She follows her round the field, appearing to round her up, prevents her from drinking from the trough and there are bites along her back. Haven’t come across this...
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    Itchy Skinned yearling

    Thanks. Have checked contents and it seems similar product to the Equidermis she is on at the moment. I guess thes
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    Itchy Skinned yearling

    Well she certainly has dandruff. My vet coming out anyway next week, so will ask her to take skin samples. She was wormed this evening. Thanks.
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    Itchy Skinned yearling

    Thanks. She has been on Feedmark’s Equidermis which contains micronised linseed, B vitamins and Biotin for 3 weeks now and always has a daily supplement along with her Yearling Mix. I will explore the pin worm possibility as she didn’t come to us until she was 6 months old.
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    Itchy Skinned yearling

    We have an 11 month old filly foal (TB) who has an itchy skin, especially tail area. This started during the winter months and although we could never find any, we washed her twice for lice (vet supplied)which has made no difference and she has been regularly wormed. I have noticed she is slow...
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    Broodmare behaviour

    She has always been a moody mare and although she has had 3 lovely foals and been an excellent mother, has always had this random kicking out trait. I had thought it indicates some sort of discomfort and on one occasion when she was doing it with a foal at foot, we put her on Feedmarks’s...
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    Broodmare behaviour

    Sorry, just realised my error. We put her on REGUMATE not Ritalin !!
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    Broodmare behaviour

    We have a 16 year old Thoroughbred broodmare who has always been a bit alpha female, but last year 4 trips to the stallion failed to get her in foal. When she came home she was irritable and started to kick holes in the stable and field shelter walls, as well as the occasional field companion...
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    Weanling behaviour

    Yes, already worked that one out and ‘auntie’ going back in with them tomorrow. As both fillies recovering from weaning, feed is good but sensible, with ad lib grazing during the day and hay at night in the stable.
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