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  1. Montyforever

    Seasonal rises with Cushings?

    My mare is on 1/2 a prascend tablet a day. Was tested just over 6 months ago and levels were fine (29.5 i think) had no problems, been absolutely fine in herself. Looks well, nice weight, she's been back to being a total nutter over the winter. Hyperactive, full of the joys of spring up until...
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    Help finding a stallion!

    This is on behalf of a friend, mare is a talented ex showjumper who has competed to grade B and is a warmblood by Ramiro B. Good breeding, very scopey jumper and has been with them for a long time. Foal will be to keep. They are looking for a stallion 16hh+, a good all rounder. Ideally a...
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    Insurance exclusions

    Have just had my renewal through from KBIS. Madam has had colic in the past (2 years ago, cause found (high liver enzymes) and treated so no reoccurrence) laminitis 5 years ago, was diagnosed with cushings in august last year. Insurance has excluded - Cushings and laminitis which i think is...
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    Lack of brains and a greyhound body is a dangerous combination

    Vibes needed for the Barney dog please. Daft lad was having a blast around the garden with his best buddy Ty last night and misjudged the end of the path and has cut up his back legs pretty badly. We cleaned him up last night but it has continued bleeding and he now has a very swollen paw which...
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    Riding with bad balance/dizziness?

    Have been around horses for a long time, and own my own but only recently started riding as my balance/dizziness has got to the point where its controlled enough to even attempt it! We are on a small private yard, lessons are with YO & friend who knows my issues and wouldn't push and horse is...
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    Pugs?

    Just interested in finding out a little bit more about them. Not considering getting one! A couple of people at the yard have them, and they seem to all have lovely temperaments :) but remember briefly hearing that they have alot of health problems? Pictures welcome! Have a greyhound so...
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    Those of you with small ponies - rollers/training aids?

    I was lucky to pick up an "adjusted" roller that fits my mare perfectly at a bootfair years back but unfortunately its more or less had it now! And im missing a d ring so nowhere to attach a side rein on one side so its pretty much useless. She's a very fine/petite (eg not hugely fat!) welsh...
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    Update on Cushings pony!

    Well, she's feeling fab again clearly! Have been slowly bringing her back into "work" (eg lunging a couple of times a week and walks inhand) this week as she has put on tons of weight (good thing as she was bordering on too light) and seemed to be a bit bored of her holiday. Well took her in the...
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    Tell me all about clippers/clipping!

    I have never had any of my ponies clipped - ever. But given my mare is coming back into work at the moment and has cushings I've decided its time i break the rule as i just don't have the time to wait for a sweaty sheep like pony to dry off plus she will be more comfortable which is the main...
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    Update on Madam and question re cushings

    Well Mysti has been on prascend for a couple of months now and we seem to be doing ok now. Blood test showed levels are perfect and she's eating properly again and slowly turning back into a hyperactive toddler .. :p She's back on hay and eating 4-5 slices a night which is alot for her and is...
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    Opal Bun is poorly again! - anyone come across this before?

    Opal had problems with gastric stasis caused by an unknown lump/swollen internal organ roughly 3/4 months ago. Possibly completely unrelated to todays problems. Yesterday when i went to clean him out i noticed his back leg was out at an odd angle and when he was walking it was almost as if it...
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    Up and down like a yo-yo - Cushings

    So Mysti has been on prascend for nearly 6 weeks now. At first we had the depressed/lack of energy and a bit off her food but she soon picked up. She over the last couple of weeks seems to be going downhill again though. Lacking energy, very quiet and I've had to put her on haylage (this not...
  13. Montyforever

    Brilliant lesson today!

    Updating as promised :) Quick run down of situation - Horrific balance/dizziness issues and major anxiety resulting in me thinking i would never ride (the amount of times i have been stood on the mounting block trying to find some balls and get on is ridiculous!) had my first lesson on friends...
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    Condition and turnout tips needed please!

    Am throwing myself in at the deep end this weekend and taking Mysti to a local show (walking distance or i wouldn't bother!) she's a welsh but before hearing about this show i took off her feather and tidied her mane/tail for winter as well as trimming under her chin etc so mountain and moorland...
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    New to riding - any tips please!

    New to riding but not new to horses so don't worry about getting too technical. I've owned horses for 6 years, been around them for just over 10 years. Watched loads of lessons but for various reasons haven't really ridden myself. Between anxiety, brain infections causing bad balance and not...
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    Best thing to use for feeding tablets by hand?

    Mysti is a crafty one and she starts on prascend tomorrow. Wont be dissolving and putting in her feed as if she even gets a hint her feeds different she wont eat for a week and that's the last thing i need! So common themes seem to be black treacle/golden syrup? Is that safe to coat a tablet...
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    The diary of a cushings pony

    I've decided to start a blog on Mystis progress and the ups and downs that are sure to come over the next few months as she starts on Pergolide! It will be helpful for me to look back and hopefully helpful for anyone else that finds themselves in the same position :)...
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    Its Cushings :(

    Gutted, she's only 10! Positive side is that her liver is completely fine so have that worry off my mind. She's not really showing any obvious outward signs other than a lack of energy and not tolerating a lot of grass despite being on the lighter side of a normal weight. She's going on...
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    How long would you wait before calling?

    Had bloods taken from my mare on Monday morning, she is being tested for liver problems and cushings. Vet said i should get a call within a couple of days with the results but I've still not heard anything! I appreciate its only been a few days, but she's not particularly happy at the mo so id...
  20. Montyforever

    Young vets bbc 2

    The Shetland pony with colic is being treated by the same vet Mysti was when she went up to bell with a very similar colic :) poor little pony! She's a fantastic vet, pulled mysti through so fingers crossed for the Shetland! Anyone else watching? :)
  21. Montyforever

    Is it just greyhounds.. or just Barney?

    When you tell Barney to go to bed .. He just looks at you. You say it again, he will walk one step in the direction of his bed, then stop and look at you. You say it again (a bit firmer) and he walks right up to his bed and sticks one foot on it then bounces back to you. You then stand up a bit...
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    Here we go again :(

    Have got the vet coming out Monday to do bloods to check Mystis liver as she's showing signs of having problems there again. She's just been so not herself the last few weeks :( She had an impaction colic and problems with her liver April last year, never was investigated but she had high liver...
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    Urgent advice needed - 6 dogs potentially homeless in 3 weeks

    I live in a block of flats with a shared garden. 3 years ago all of the tenants got together and decided to ask for it to be changed into a "dog friendly block" its owned by a housing society so we had to all write a letter saying we supported the decision to change it into a dog friendly block...
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    Getting a stubborn ex driving pony to lunge?

    Currently helping to get a friends very overweight welshie fit, she's only ridden once a week. She's a very sweet and intelligent little pony but i cant seem to switch her out of "driving mode" she's absolutely fantastic to long rein out on the roads/paths she's forward going and behaves...
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    Anyone else got a dog with claustrophobia?

    Honestly Barneys a nightmare! If he goes into the kitchen/bathroom/hall (quite small rooms but manageable even for the giraffe sized greyhound) he panics and will not turn round but reverses out at high speed. If you physically pull him round so he's facing the door he stands there and shakes...
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    A few pics and an update on the monster pony!

    Had this little lady for quite a while now and she turns 10 soon which is terrifying!!! I remember her as a completely off her rocker 5 year old welshie who was more or less left to it and was destroying a stable when i viewed her .. Then jumped out the field the minute i got her home and spend...
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    Who to call? Dog warden, rspca etc

    Not sure who would be the best one to contact in this situation? A person in our area is completely and utterly irresponsible with their dogs, I've seen it over and over again and i know its not going to change. They never put their dogs on leads and i mean never, they will walk down a main...
  28. Montyforever

    Riding with balance problems - help with the wonkiness please!!

    I haven't ever really ridden due to confidence issues, been around horses for coming up to 10 years. Enjoy working with them from the ground so have a welshie, then i got meningitis and a brain infection a couple of years back and have really struggled since then with bad balance/dizziness and...
  29. Montyforever

    Dogs and public footpaths through private property

    We have a public footpath through the yard, and have dogs on the yard (off lead, but always keep an eye on them) Some lovely walker today decided it would be clever to kick a jack Russell puppy because he ran at them barking, this little pup is one of the sweetest dogs i know and there's no...
  30. Montyforever

    Newbie to dog showing - help please!

    Taking B to a dog show in a weeks time. He's a greyhound so im guessing can go into the hound class? Will he be ok in his normal collar & lead (wide leather typical greyhound collar!)? Any other tips etc much appreciated :)
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