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    Dog w/ Fractured Pelvis

    Good to get reassurance. I am so upset about the whole ordeal. With concerns to her passing "motions"...I'm not sure. She has peed since the accident but no poop yet, but she also was not eating. Today is the first day I got her to eat, so I will keep an eye on her bowel movements.
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    Dog w/ Fractured Pelvis

    Thank you. I am keeping my fingers crossed. She is a wonderful dog and would be very hard to replace.
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    Dog w/ Fractured Pelvis

    My dog got hit by a car and fractured her pelvis. We opted to not do surgery r/t the high cost and are trying rest for 4-6 weeks to see if she will heel on her own. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any suggestions?
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    Dog w/ Fractured Pelvis

    My dog got hit by a car and fractured her pelvis. We opted to not do surgery r/t the high cost and are trying rest for 4-6 weeks to see if she will heel on her own. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any suggestions?
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    Grain vs. Alfalfa Pellets

    just curious...how much beet pulp are you feeding? And what is the purpose? Does it add fat? Do you have to soak the pellets? My mare is 16.2 hands and 850 lbs (I got her about a month ago). I suppose the vit/min. supplements are for balancing?
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    Grain vs. Alfalfa Pellets

    Hi Everyone, My 3 year old TB mare is underweight (bought off the track). It was suggested to me to get her off grain (she's on 2lb, 2x day) and put her on alfalfa pellets, BOSS, and rice bran. Naturally this process would take over 2 weeks. Any thoughts on this? Why is grain no longer...
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    Building Up The Hind End

    Hi There! Any suggestions/ideas on how to build up a horses hind end when you do not live around hills?
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    Can Mud Fever cause Lameness

    I have been cleaning it with diluted betadine then nitrofurazone. It was working well, I went away for a few days, the caretaker did nothing to it, and now the scabs are back. So back to the vaseline to soften the scabs and remove them, then I'll start again.
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    Can Mud Fever cause Lameness

    Hi Everyone, I've had my mare for 1 month today, she came to me with mud fever on her. 2 have cleared up, the back hindlegs, especially one, is taking much longer. At times there is swelling, sometimes some warmth, sometimes a bit of stiffness. Has anyone else experienced this in their horse...
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    Need Help On Horse Gaining Weight

    Thanks for all the input. What is known as straight feed? I've just been use to already mixed feeds. The Trimax is a high protein, high fat mixture, I beleive it has some beet pulp. Anyone have suggestions on time line? How long should I wait to see results and make some adjustments?
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    Need Help On Horse Gaining Weight

    My 3 year old thoroughbred is 16.2 hands and 850 pounds. She is still growing and has lots of filling out to do, she has been dewormed. I am looking for info. on feeding her to help her gain weight. Also, any suggestions on how much a horse this size should weigh? I currently have her on trimax...
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    mud fever again... please read

    I understand, what a pain! (literally for horse and owner). I bought my mare 3 weeks ago and she had mud fever. The seller said it was "no big deal". Well I have 3 legs cleared up by using baby oil first to soak the scabs off for easy removal, then I washed with diluted betadine, then applied...
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    Careers with Horses

    Hello Out There. Any suggestions on careers out there working with horses. I have been a nurse for 13 years and am ready for a career change. Horses have always been my passion, just not sure how to tie the two together.
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    locked stifle vs. ligament tear

    Yes, I have been resting her inside for the past 2 days. She came with a bad case of mud fever as well, so the dryness of the stall is good for her. The vet said stall her for a minimum of 2 weeks and put her on bute. I stayed away from the bute and have been applying MSM gel to the gaskin and...
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    locked stifle vs. ligament tear

    The 2nd vet recommended 2 weeks in the stall with bute and see what happens. Not a problem if its a ligament tear, but if it's a locked stifle she should be exercised to build up her hind end. I am realizing I need the tools to dx her. Hard when your in a rural area. For now she is being...
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    locked stifle vs. ligament tear

    Hello, I have a 3 yr old thoroughbred mare, last raced Nov this year, sold as being sound, bought her 2 weeks ago. Her 4th day here I found her in her stall stumbling, one time extended hind leg back with toe under- vet dx locked stifle. Then this was not seen again. Now she has spasms in that...
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