I knew where you meant re: Mole/Counterywide/Scats!!
Another good idea to phone Englefield estate office. I was going to pop into the stables there too.
Such a shame if yards are being left empty - we've been happily at our current yard for 4 years and would have stayed forever if we could...
Can anyone help?
I'm looking to rent a small yard or sub-let part of a larger yard in the Upper Basildon / Pangbourne / Tidmarsh / Englefield area. I ideally need 4 stables (but happy to pay for more and have them as storage if it makes a yard split easier) and it must be acceptable to turn...
Jerokee - I've heard of lots and lots of strange viruses in the past few months. On our yard we've had a least 4, all very slightly different, but the latest one was just making the horse lethargic. She was blood tested (as they all will be in future now we've had a case of AM) and came back...
For AM yes, bloods show massively elevated enzyme levels.
However, as Charlie76 says, by the time there were symptoms to prompt a blood test it was too late for my mare, though some do eventually recover.
I lost my mare Millie (Miller's Song - the bay in my sig) to Atypical Myopathy on the 6th of this month. She was pm'd and confirmed as AM. AM initially attacks the slow-twitch muscle fibres mainly found in postural and respiratory muscles and it appears to be caused by either Mycotoxins or...
They're physically checked every day, twice a day, 365 days a year and their fields and stables are driven or walked by several times a day, either by me or friends at the yard.
I'm on a biggish yard so my yard manager or best friend does morning and evening checks if I can't get to them...
Thank you Horserider and Applecart.
Contrary to the article in Horsetalk my mare was 19, in excellent condition, hacking four or five times a week (so not competition fit but fairly so), worm free (had our last tests done on the yard six weeks ago) and fully vaccinated.
She had shown none...
I lost my mare to it yesterday. She went from a happy, healthy horse, upright and grazing to being put down 12 hours later. Her daughter, who has grazed the same fields as her mother, has been tested and is thankfully clear at the moment. She is, of course, now in a different field.
My beautiful mare was killed by this disease yesterday.
She was up and grazing at 7am and by 8pm I was signing consent to euthanase forms at the vets.
Her 4yo daughter who has grazed the same fields since the day she was born has had blood tests and (as yet) thankfully shows no signs but...
Sadly putting hay or haylage out will only make a difference if they don't eat anything else in their field. They haven't yet isolated what exactly the toxin occurs on or in; it could be dead leaves, the ground, grass etc etc. There is no rhyme or reason to which paddocks are affected and which...
Whilst I haven't seen her in the flesh I have seen pictures and videos of her.
IMO she's a very ordinary brown horse with little or nothing to recommend her. Looks sharp, spooky and not forward going and therefore has little or no value.
To do you a HUGE favour I will take her off your...
1) Do you know how much your horse weighs?
More or less from a combo of weight tape or vet visits but go by condition anyway.
2) Do you feed per scoop or by weight?
Scoop or part thereof
3) Do you feed the amount that it recommends on the bag?
Nope! I feed according to their needs as I...
Thanks MM. :)
I've used Bowen for re-alignment after physio didn't work but, like you, was surprised it was being suggested for CDRM. I can only think that they're hoping to strengthen other muscles to help compensate.
I'll let you know if she finds anyone and tries it.
Can anyone help please?
A friend is hoping to find a canine bowen therapist for her lovely old boy who has been diagnosed with CDRM. He is having hydro and accupucture but her accupucturist suggested Bowen might help too.
She lives in Derbyshire - can anyone recommend someone?
Yes - but with caution about where and how often.
Sadly the lorry I borrow is up for sale so I will have to hire to go out. :(
I only have Dom competing at affiliated dressage at the moment but I am just taking over the 'running costs' of my friend's youngster. It was that or she was going...
It's always a challenge to convince him he's not a hippo and needs to be a smart working horse! His headshaking is always more pronounced on the first time out after a few months off too so I was really pleased.
And hopefully things can only get better! :D
Dom had his first venture out this year - in the cold, rainy grey yuk that is currently February.
He did two tests (Ele 42 & Ele 57). 42 was indoors and he was tense and did his breath-holding-thing which added to the tension. The judge rightly gave him mostly %s & 6s (well 12x6 and 6x5 but...