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    New Puppy - Pics attached :-)

    All, I posted late last year, and again in January after my mum lost her dear Bullmastif Bodger to Lymphoma :-( Anyhoo, last week they took delivery of their new bully pup Marchmanor Dumbledore :-) He has already bought so much joy and happiness in the few days he's been home with my...
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    EHV virus & competing (confirmed cases - Gloucestershire)

    All, sorry if this is posted elsewhere, but is anyone changing their competition habits due to the EHV virus outbreaks at a Dressage & Hunting yard in the Gloucestershire area... I never really knew much about EHV, but there are enough concerns on the BD Forum for some to pull out of the Winter...
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    Happy ending for 'Wonky' the staffy pup :)

    I know this caused a little bit of debate when her plight was first posted. So pleased she is on the road to a new & happy life... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294299/Wonky-Abandoned-puppy-disabled-joints-cured-vets-finds-happiness-new-family.html
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    RIP Bodger - Bullmastiff with Lymphoma

    Sadly my parents Bullmastiff was PTS at home last Tuesday, having lost his short fight to Lymphoma - he would have been 8yrs in March. I posted before Christmas asking for info on chemo treatments as we were in two minds, and didn't want to do anything too invasive, when the outcome would be the...
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    Lymphoma & diarrhoea - help!!!

    So, back in November my mums Bull Mastiff was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She's previously lost a Bully to this awful cancer, so didn't want to needlessly go through invasive treatment, when the outcome will remain the same. She opted to treat him with steroids and oral Chemo. Initially this...
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    Bull Mastiff - enlarged Lymph nodes (possible Lymphoma)

    Absolutely gutted as my mums 7 1/2 year old Bully has enlarged Lymph nodes in his neck. He's been to the vets and had a needle biopsy tonight, but its also been confirmed that his other nodes are up too. I regularily check them as my mum lost another Bull Mastiff to Lymphoma 12 years ago...
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    Emaciated Shire horses - Vikki versus the RSPCA

    I just wanted to congratulate Vikki Fowler on her amazing efforts in rescuing Hope. From memory I think her rescue was posted on here. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223293/Breeder-did-shire-horses-fined-86-000-banned-keeping-animals-life.html But I had no idea that the RSPCA had...
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    Fluid filled legs that go down with work??? Ideas/help

    My mums Dutch Holstein is suffering from filled back legs. His front ones are slightly filled, but nothing like his hinds. Nothing has changed in his management/diet and his work load has not changed (he's a 12year old dressage horse, but is not working that hard at the mo) He's stabled in a...
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    Pony Saddles - How much £££

    I'm not starting this thread to sell... I desperately need some advise regards the price of pony saddles. I have 2 advertised locally with 3 riding clubs - don't want the hassle of posting, and them not fitting / being returned etc. However I would love some advise about prices??? 1...
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    Response from Ifor Williams - Haynets in HB 506 & 511

    I have a response from Ifor Williams regards the issues around tying Haynets - looks like a solution is in hand, and available at the end of the year..... I QUOTE: "The hay nets can be tied to the tie rings on the sides of the trailer where the horses are tethered, this is better for smaller...
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    To all dog loving girls........

    Need I say more :D
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    My puppy won a rosette!!!!! Proud mummy :-)

    Completely pointless post, and admittedly it was the Annual Village Dog show, and nothing serious.... there were about 30 dogs crammed in the ring, and my baby came 2nd - I love my puppy :D Happy puppy!!! (& a little hot) Chagal Choc Drop aka Molly :)
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    Lost cat - escaped fro

    Posting on behalf of a friend... Monty, Brown Tabby, escaped 7pm, 16th August from his Cat Box at the Institute Car Park after being collected from Ashlands Vets at Glusburn, between Silsden & Skipton. He had Just had an Operation, and is shaved & stitched heavily between the shoulder blades...
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    Lost Cat - Escaped leaving vets after Op (Yorkshire)

    Posting on behalf of a friend... Monty, Brown Tabby, escaped 7pm, 16th August from his Cat Box at the Institute Car Park after being collected from Ashlands Vets at Glusburn, between Silsden & Skipton. He had Just had an Operation, and is shaved & stitched heavily between the shoulder blades...
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    Ifor Williams HB511 mk2 - where to tie haynet?

    As per title..... The horse is travelled on the right, and the front ramp is on the same side. Unfortunately the tie ring is too far back for our 16.3hh warmblood to comfortable eat. Any suggestions??? :)
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    Dumped Jack Russell Thread - HELP

    So, the dog was finally caught last night and nicknamed Dodger (as in artful) due to his efforts to evade capture... And following an eventful traffic dodging day on an A road 2 miles away. He stayed with the neighbour last night and was very happy with their other dog, and turns out he's...
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    Advise for catching dumped Jack Russell

    Just after some advise..... Last Thursday a Jack Russell was spotted by my mum and neighbours on the lame near their houses. My mum stopped and he shot off in a panic. Needless to say, he remains on the loose. He's absolutely terrified and seems to be staying in the area, however has been...
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    My cat has gone missing :(

    I went away on Business last week, and my mum was coming in daily to feed my cats. My 3yr old male Tabby was seen in the house on Monday, but when I returned on Wednesday there was no sign of him. I've contacted all the vets in the area, Posters are going up tonight, and I've leafleted about...
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    Dapple Grey - Freddie, Sold from Lawsons, Ilkley 1986ish

    This is a very very very long shot, but I used to ride a pony called Freddie. He was a dappled grey middlewight, full up 12.2hh Welsh Cross Gelding, about 12 years old. He had a wide 'snip' on his nose, where his skin was pink, otherwise he was dark skinned. I think his front hooves were also...
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    Greenwich seating plan - it's here

    Posted on BD forum earlier... Will at least allow you to work out where you are in the stands. http://www.london2012.com/mm/Document/Documents/Venue/01/24/12/57/KDVENUEGRPEquestrian(exclCrosscountry)_Neutral.pdf There's also one for the cross country ...
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    Towing IW HB511 - Advise on anti weave/sway bars

    Hi, just looking for some advise... My mum has just sold her lorry (gutted) as she's not using it as much as she used to, and has put a deposit down on a brand new Ifor Williams HB511. She had a HB510 10 years ago, and towed with a Daihatsu Four Track, but I know different 4x4s can give a...
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    Towing IW Trailer - With/without Anti-Weave Bar

    Hi, just looking for some advise... My mum has just sold her lorry (gutted) as she's not using it as much as she used to, and has put a deposit down on a brand new Ifor Williams HB511. She had a 510 10 years ago, and towed with a Daihatsu Four Track, but I know different 4x4s can give a...
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    RIP Milly - feeling very bereft today :'(

    Feeling very weepy today as my 19 year old cat Milly was PTS yesterday afternoon. I posted last November and had wonderful support from forum members, who also shared stories of their kitty cats. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=498318 She had taken a lot of looking...
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    Selling Horsebox - best payment & receipt options

    Hi, with great regret my mum has decided to sell her Coachbuilt Leyland Daf and get a trailer - she's 66yrs and it only gets used by one horse, and has only been out 10 times a year max since it was built in 2007. We will be advertising it shortly, but what is the best way to allow a purchaser...
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    Never give your dog away... Gumtree

    For anyone desperate enough to do this, or sold without careful vetting, they should be pointed at this article... Poor poor dog, given away on Gumtree and dead 4 days later. Don't read if you get upset easily. 6 months in prison is just not long enough - complete scum...
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    Neighbours unruly children trespassing

    Anyone got any suggestions... We have a problem with the neighbours children. We have a public footpath down the side of one of our fields. However we keep catching the kids playing golf in our field - it's just been rolled!!! We've put round posts in, to tape off the footpath permanently but...
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    Labrador & Elbow Displasia - Help & Advise please

    My 4 year old lab is the love of my life... When she was 9 months old she injured her left elbow, and at the time was Joint tapped and x-rayed - the results being clear. In terms if the injury, I never knew what she did, but I expect it involved my mums bull mastiff squashing her - we had our...
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    Horse Rescued from Mud - Phew!!!

    Just seen this on the Daily Mail Website - actually bought a tear to my eye seeing the owner and her horse looking so helpless http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107521/Bravery-young-mother-stayed-horses-hours-getting-trapped-mud-like-quicksand.html So glad they got him out - lovely...
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    Administering Prascend ... Without having to get in headlock?

    Hi, my Shetland is a bit hit and miss about taking his tablet. Hes been taking them for 12 months now, and was fine with it inserted in a carrot for about 2 months, then refused to eat them. We moved to half an apple, which was a great success for a few months, then he began spitting the tablet...
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    Stolen/Sold on Loan - 15.3 grey mare (Northern Angel) LANCS

    I'm cross posting this from the BD website... This is not my horse. On 10th of march 2011 I loaned out my much loved mare as a brood mare.I was sure that she would be well cared for and I could visit to see her with her foal. She went to stud and was scaned infoal. I have been in constant...
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