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    Cut on knee/arthroscopy healing time

    Hi all, may lad got kicked on the outside of his knee at the end of November last year, small yet deep, piercing the joint fluid sac and resulting in an emergency arthroscopy and joint flush. He was in hospital 2.5 weeks then home on box rest since. We are doing twice weekly dressing changes to...
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Luckily this is his general diet anyway, which is good because I shouldn't have to really change it to give him the support he needs. You're right about constant monitoring.
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Yeah hoping his age is something he has on his side 🤞
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    This sounds exactly the same so really glad to hear your experience has been positive. He's only a baby (4) so has all his life ahead of him, just hoping for the same outcome x
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Thanks for this, yeah I suppose it's just like humans, GA has more effect than we realise I think. And even more so on the horses x
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Hi ybcm, I've replied on the vet care thread, thanks x
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Under GA, not a standing flush. They did keyhole to check everything and removed a very small cartilage chip (vet says this shouldn't cause any issues going forward), and flushed the joint.
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Hi everyone, my boy has just had to have an emergency knee arthroscopy after a kick injury. What are your experiences regarding recovery, aftercare and also costs incurred? Many thanks!
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    Knee arthroscopy info

    Hi everyone, my boy has just had to have an emergency knee arthroscopy after a kick injury. What are your experiences regarding recovery, aftercare and also costs incurred? Many thanks!
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Aww they are absolute beauties @Elliecarby
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Thanks that's a really lovely recommendation. Great info x
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    Copra

    That's interesting that you didn't notice any weight gain. Can I ask how much you were feeding daily? Ahh bless, yeah it's such a strong flavour. Luckily mine seem to be enjoying for now but they are only having a bit at the moment just to get used to the taste!
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    Copra

    Thanks everyone. I'm just weaning my horses onto the flavour in advance of winter at the mo, they seem pretty into it despite the very strong smell/taste. Soaked some this evening, and yeah, it really does swell! Surprised they even say you can feed it dry - suppose it would be ok in small...
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    Copra

    Hello Copra feeders - question, do you feed wet or dry? Have you found it beneficial to your horses? Thanks x
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Where did you get the NH ones from @Fern007 ?
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Yeah I had a look on his website, looks like they have them coming through quite often and his wife deals with the rehoming side of it.
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Thanks @Fern007 , it's really useful to hear everyone's experiences. Sorry it didn't work out for you with your horse but obviously that's a very good reflection on Godolphin taking him back etc. Yeah it does seem like when looking at ex racers, really it's pot luck wherever they come from...
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Cheveral or Godolphin @Frumpoon ?
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    I was also quite interested in the Godolphin rehoming programme. It appeals to me that you take ownership of the horse after a trail period, and that they've had some rehab and groundwork. Anyone had any experience of them?
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Hi @Trouper , thanks for the suggestion. The distance isn't a problem. For some reason I just feel a bit weird about the loaning thing that most of the charities seem to do. I've never not owned my own horses so to loan feels a bit alien to me! I know it's a lifetime loan thing and I'm being...
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Yeah that's what attracted me to Cheveral, they do seem to really care where the horses go which I hope also means they disclose any problems etc.
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Ahhh they are lovely!!!! Looking nice and chunky too even in the wilds of Scotland! Thanks for sending the pics x
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Hi @sprytzer that's great! How long have you had yours? Good to hear you know others too. I requested to join the FB owners page so I could see how people were getting on, don't know if I'll be accepted though as obviously I don't match the criteria at the mo. Had yours had any basic retraining...
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Chased them round???? Flipping heck not surprised he was a bit disturbed then! Care to share the name of this trainer so I can be sure to avoid one of their horses?! PM me of course. It's amazing what people think is acceptable isn't it?
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    @Michen I know, this is where I'm sticking a bit with them, obviously like you say, it's not necessarily a bad thing and the prices are so low if it all went wrong I don't think I'd feel ripped off, but obviously they look like they don't do a huge amount with them pre sale, is it's not like...
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Thanks @Polos Mum sorry to hear you lost him after such a short time. I suppose with ex racers sold cheaply this is the risk we run - some turn out well, some don't. Glad to hear you had a good experience with them despite what happened after though. Did you bother having him vetted when you got...
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    Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming

    Hi everyone I'm thinking of rehoming and ex racer. Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming is fairly local to me - does anyone have a Cheveral House ex racer and what are your opinions/experiences of the yard? How has it gone with your horse? Be great to hear some stories, be it good or bad! Thanks...
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    Gut balancer

    It's great stuff and not too expensive either. I'm not a supplement fan really but I used Protexin on my old boy a few years back when I was at my wit's end with very loose droppings, weight loss and generally really depressed condition. Used the 5 day quick fix first and it was like a miracle...
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    Best Pro-biotic for horses

    Also feeding something like speedibeet / fibrebeet is good as this helps to coat the gut lining, plus obviously sticking to a fibre based diet for slow & optimum digestion. I would also avoid haylage and feed good quality hay instead, and cut out extra sugars in the diet (ie molassed feeds etc)...
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    Best Pro-biotic for horses

    Protexin gut balancer is fantastic and good value for money. You can start with the quick fix tube for 5 days then go onto the powder. You can use it long term with no probs at a maintenance dose, which if your horse is sensitive to dietary changes (which includes just fluctuations in grass...
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