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    Clipping advice

    I am not good at clipping nicely despite my Welsh being an absolute saint. Last year he ended up with several areas having a patchwork effect, and since the clippers and blades were new that just leaves operator error. The blades that came with the clippers are fine blade and someone mentioned...
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    Bruised ribs?

    Welsh cob managed to tip himself over on Sunday and landed on one side. Got up and seemed fine, but gave him a bute that night and the next day off. Tuesday I tacked up and when I did the girth up he freaked, I thought maybe I'd somehow pinched him so ungirthed him at which point he calmed down...
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    Animal Medication Direct

    Has anyone used this company and if so were they reliable and with a reasonable delivery time?
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    Coat thinners?

    Does anyone know of anything that can be used to thin out the coat of a horse that can't be clipped? He's on box rest & is sweating up on warm days. I daren't push the issue with clipping because the last thing I need is him throwing himself around & hurting himself, or me. I was wondering if...
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    Prascend dosage & larger horses

    Do any of you have big horses that are on Prascend, and if so would you mind telling me what dose? My 16.2 ID, a substantial type, doesn't seem to be tolerating the grass at all well on his current dose & I'm going to try keeping him in for a couple of days to see if that makes him more...
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    RSPCA powers

    Does anyone know where I can find out what powers the RSPCA actually have & what actions they can legally take? There doesn't seem to be this sort of information on their website - what a surprise! Need to find out quite urgently for a friend.
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    Cortaflex vs Cortaflex HA

    Is there much difference in the results you get? My ID has been diagnosed with arthritis in the small hock joints & is struggling at the moment, though not helping himself either at times. I've nearly finished his current pot of Cortaflex & am wondering if changing him to the HA version would...
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    Livery wanted, Clent/Halesowen area

    Looking for a livery yard which offers DIY in the Clent/Halesowen area of west mids, must have daily turnout and preferably 24/7 turnout in summer, ideally would like a school but access to hacking/off road riding takes priority - Ideally looking for a small friendly yard, fencing does need to...
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    Livery wanted, Clent/Halesowen area

    Looking for a livery yard which offers DIY in the Clent/Halesowen area of west mids, must have daily turnout and preferably 24/7 turnout in summer, ideally would like a school but access to hacking/off road riding takes priority - Ideally looking for a small friendly yard, fencing does need to...
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    School surfaces

    The yard I'm at has a sand & rubber surface that, in this dry weather, rides deep & heavy. It churns up badly & needs levelling every day despite not getting heavy use. It would be about 9 years old & I don't think proper equestrian sand was used, the rubber is chips not strips. YO is looking...
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    Ash trees

    Does anyone know if these have any medical purpose? I'm fairly sure they aren't poisonous - I hope I'm not wrong! Both of mine are very keen on hoovering up any fallen leaves & attacking the ash tree they go past on the way to the field, in fact if the welsh cob is given the chance he'll do a...
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    Cool brushing boots

    Much to my disgust I'm reduced to turning my horse out in brushing boots after his latest "playtime" ended up with a badly cut hindleg & vet visit. We think he'd struck into himself with his other hind foot, probably broncing &/or spinning around. Can anyone recommended some brushing boots...
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    Dope getting less effective

    Or at least that's how it seems. Horse has been on box rest for lami, then starting being ridden again but no turnout yet. I've been using acp, initially for his feet & then for our mutual sanity! The walk work had been going well, I'd reduced then cut out the acp & had been riding him with...
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    Very swollen sheath

    My ID is currently on box rest with about 10 min walking a day (gradually increasing). Yesterday lunchtime one side of his sheath was very swollen, but it seemed no worse last night. This morning both sides were massive, the original side still being slightly bigger. It's obviously tender as he...
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    Danilon question

    Does anyone one know how long the pain relief effect of Danilon is? If a 700kg horse had 2 sachets early Wednesday afternoon & another 2 sachets on Thursday morning would you expect it to be making him more comfortable on sore feet by this morning? Tomorrow morning? Danilon was given on vet...
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    Feed & EPSM

    Also in vet but I thought it would get seen more here. My ID has a lot of the signs of epsm & a blood test has shown muscle enzymes that are higher than the normal range even though he's in almost no work. He won't be having a muscle biopsy to get a definate diagnosis but I want to try him on...
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    Feed & possible epsm

    My ID has a lot of the signs of epsm & a blood test has shown muscle enzymes that are higher than the normal range even though he's in almost no work. He won't be having a muscle biopsy to get a definate diagnosis but I want to try him on the high oil/fat diet that's recommended for epsm...
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    Hay & grass livery

    If you are on grass livery that, in the winter, includes hay would you expect the yard owner to put it in the field for the horses or make it available for you to put out, say left near the gate for you to then put in a sheltered area of the field? A generous hay ration is provided, this year...
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    GastroGuard & Coligone Liquid

    Also in vet, but I thought more people would see it here. Does anyone know if I can still use Coligone Liquid if my horse is on GastroGuard? Will it cause problems or stop the GG working properly? Vet & I think his ulcers are playing up again & I'm thinking of keeping him on a low...
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    GastroGuard & Coligone?

    Does anyone know if I can still use Coligone Liquid if my horse is on GastroGuard? Will it cause problems or stop the GG working properly? Vet & I think his ulcers are playing up again & I'm thinking of keeping him on a low dose of GG as a long-term measure, short-term he's back on a...
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    Hay question

    Which is likely to have the lower feed value, hay cut in June 2008 or late August (may even have been September) 2009? I'm wondering which is best for a welsh cob that's currently on box rest with a touch of laminitis (has seen farrier & it's nothing major at this stage). He's getting a...
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    Coligone liquid

    Can you tell me about it please? I'll probably give them a ring on Monday but I'd love to hear anyone's experiences first. Jim is already on Equine America's U-Gard Plus & I won't take him off this as I know it helps him. Earlier this year he had colic surgery for a gassy colic that caused...
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    Mountain Horse boots questions

    I've just bought a pair of the Classic II ones & they're so comfortable I think I'm in love! But before I go & buy a second pair (for the winter I like one to wear & one to dry) I wondered if anyone can tell me if they wear well or fall to pieces quickly? Also is there much...
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    Anyone heard from rushyj?

    I don't like to PM her as things didn't sound good, but at the same time I'm praying for a miracle for Tommy. If anyone knows anything can they let me know?
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    Jim update, now 7 weeks since op

    We're now 7 weeks after his colic op & he's as bright as a button. I've given up with the Sedalin, the last few days it hasn't stopping him cantering around so I figured he was better off without it. The last couple of mornings he's been like Tigger on drugs once I let him go! Anyway, here's...
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    Jim nearly 3weeks after colic op

    I thought some of you who'd been following his progress may be interested in these. I don't think he's looking bad, all things considered. He hasn't even dropped much weight according to my weigh tape! Not impressed at being made to stand around Back in his box And a couple of his...
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    Box rest - home or different yard?

    Jim will be coming out of hospital some time this week. Realistically I'm looking at seven weeks box rest with walking in hand - he may be allowed a little quiet, restricted turnout before then but it's unlikely simply because I very much doubt he'll do quiet. So far he's done just over a week...
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    Jim folowing surgery - update with pics.

    In case anyone was wondering how he's doing following this thread http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4495335/an/0/page/11#4495335 he's now off all meds except GastroGuard, is eating & drinking happily, peeing& pooing near normally & as bright as a...
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    JIM IN SURGERY

    for colic as I type. Please can you all send prayers for him? Please?
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    Bit suggestion or other ideas please.

    I'm just bringing my rising 5 sec D back into work after about three months off. He's green, I backed him last summer but mostly just hacked him quietly - he didn't like the school (deep surface in summer), he was a fairly immature 4yo & to be honest I was a little on the large side for him...
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