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Recent content by wickedwilfred

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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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    Weanling behaviour

    thank you for replies. I don’t think it will be ulcers as she was weaned very carefully, staying in the same field/stable and ‘auntied’ by an older mare. She is definitely an alpha female, but normally good in the stable - goes and stands by her manger when I take in feed and didn’t...
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    Weanling behaviour

    she is only out with the other filly
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    Weanling behaviour

    We have a homebred 7 month old TB filly, who has been perfectly sweet and trouble free until now. She was weaned a month ago and although she was getting a bit big for her boots just before weaning, having the confidence of her mother to fall back on, she quickly fell back into her easy to...
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    Laminitis - positive comments please

    Very interesting to read about everyone’s experiences with laminitis, but I often ask why we see so much of it nowadays. When I was a teenager, some 50 years ago, we turned our ponies out into 20 acre fields and none of them ever got laminitis. I think there is a possible link with people...
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