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    Has anyone had there dog referred to Dick White’s Cambridge?

    Just wondered if anyone had any experience of Dick White’s in Cambridge? my little dog has been on and off unwell since January with breathing problems and swollen lymph nodes. She’s had every procedure under the sun (x-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, biopsies) and no cause has been found...
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    My boy had just been diagnosed with stomach cancer :(

    My 22 old had been having off behaviour for a couple of weeks so vet decided to scope him this morning and found a huge stomach tumour with secondary stomach ulcers. I haven’t stopped crying since and I’m in complete shock as we just thought we’d find ulcers. she wants to treat the ulcers to...
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    Ventral oedema secondary to liver disease

    Does anyone have any experience of the above? my 20 year old gelding had routine bloods done as part of a health check a month ago and they found raised liver enzymes. I was told they were not high enough to warrant medication and was advised to put him on milk thistle and re-test in three...
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    Has anyone got any experience with low albumin levels?

    Sorry long post! My 19 year old gelding back in February was bitten by a tic and came in with a huge abscess. Vet drained it and told me to keep an eye. In March another abscess came up in a different place and again was drained. A month or so later after that abscess was drained he went “off...
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    Could I have some dog advice please

    Last year me and my husband of 10 years split up and my dog who we have owned since a pup has taken this very hard. She absolutely adored him and since he has left I have had a very difficult time managing her. She is 7 years old. I've obviously had to change my job so she is now left at...
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    Bucking on mounting

    due to personal reasons last year I had to loan my boy out to a riding school, he's still there now and up until Xmas all was going well. Unfortunately he has started bucking on mounting. This can be from the ground, on leg up or from the block. He also starts bucking when dismounting...
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    Best mane and tail spray for very dry hair?

    My boy has got a really really dry mane and tail and I end up going through bottles of the stuff to make it nice and silky. Which is the best one in your opinion? I have tried the obvious brands Carr day and Martin, naf, Avon skin so soft but as I say I end up using bottles of the stuff to...
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    Ulcer treatment & how long it should take for symptoms to settle

    My boy was diagnosed with grade 4 gastric ulcers 2 weeks ago. He has been on the gatstroguard for a full 2 weeks and I have not seen any improvement in his symptoms (he presented with being very irritable to touch from the girth area backwards) and he wouldn't let me groom him. As I say he...
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    Very drastic and sudden change in behaviour

    Two weeks ago my sharer noticed that my boy was a bit grumpy towards her when she brushed or stroked him, I put it down to the drop in the weather and thought no more of it. Last week I went to brush him and he completely flipped out and was trying to kick me (front and back legs!) which is...
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    Newly diagnosed liver disease & mud fever

    My boy was recently diagnosed with liver disease on a background of mud fever that he has never had before. Vet is currently treating the liver disease & wants that to calm down before we treat the mud fever but it's driving me (& the boy!!) mad!! I'm not even sure that it is mud fever, he...
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    Those of you who buy large round bales of hay & straw.....

    Could you tell me how much you use a month?? I am thinking of going back to DIY to save some pennies and the yard sells large round bales of hay & straw but didn't know how much I should budget for each month (he is a 15hh piglet who gets through about 1 & a half haynets a night) TIA
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    Urine burn on pony's hocks.....

    Where my pony has been stabled a lot because of the bad weather he has developed sores on his hocks. The right hock is particularly bad and the wound is quite deep and has made him lame :(. Pony hasn't been ridden since November as I have been in and out of hospital but YO has been keeping an...
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    Lambourn Open day Cancelled

    Just FYI the Lambourn open day this Good Friday has been cancelled due to the weather :( Such a shame as its a great day out & they raise so much money for the local charities. B***dy weather what with the eventing & racing cancellations its turning into a rubbish year again :(
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    Help with dog that is aggresive around other dogs

    My 3 year old female SBT x Jack Russell is quite aggresive around other dogs & I was wanting ideas on how to stop it. She was attacked by a dog when she was 6 months old & that is how we happened to re-home her as she belonged to a friend & she couldnt keep her with her other dog...
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    Need help on a yard moving decision

    My boy really isnt happy at current yard, I posted a while back before summer about him not settling on the yard we moved to as there were only 3 horses on the yard & him feeling very isolated. I chucked him out over summer but YO has insisted he comes in at night & he just hates the box, he...
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    Farrier recommendations Chelmsford, Essex

    Hi all Can anyone receommend a farrier that would be willing to come & trim my boy?? New yard I have moved to the farrier was due yesterday at 12 & didnt turn up (after waiting almost 3 hours!!) & I havent the time to hang around for farriers that dont bother turning up :( Only thing is...
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    Help for horse that has all of a sudden decided to act like a right git :(

    This may be long so please bear with :o Last month I moved my boy to a nice little private yard (with 3 other horses on it) from a big competition yard (I moved becase he was on part livery & the grooms were not looking after him properly). Since the move my boy is pretty much acting like a...
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    Has anyone here been XC schooling at Milton Keynes Eventing Centre??

    Can you tell me if they have the steeplechase fences up all year round or are they only there on competition days?? Thanks!
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    Pics of my boy having a hoon in the snow :D

    Enjoy - he did make me smile yesterday bless him, having a bit of a tough time at the moment & he really knows how to cheer me up! :)
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    Can horse's get Sty's (in there eyes)??

    My boy has, what I can only describe, as a sty on his upper eyelid, can horse's get sty's?? It appeared at the weekend & thought it may go down but its not budging. Does anyone know how best to treat them or is it better I get the vet out. Thanks :)
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    Passport help please....

    I wonder if anyone could point me in the right direction. I am looking at registering my boy BS this year & what with the new rule change (microchipping) I am wondering what to do about his passport. I bought him in 2005 from Southall Market but never registered him to my address, the...
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    Handed in my notice at my yard....essex people I need your help!!

    After having trouble with a fellow livery (long story, dont wish to disclose on an open forum), tonight was the last straw & I have given in my notice, but I have nowhere to go. Looking for livery in the Chelmsford area my budget is £200 a month. As long as there are friendly people there I...
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    How do I get my "city" horse to stop getting so excited when the hunt is here??

    Question in title really.......we re-located to Essex 6 months back & would probably consider ourselves as from the "city" compared to the countryside we now live in! Thing is my boy has never seen or heard the hunt before & it justs happens they are meeting once a month at our local & they...
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    DIY livery wanted in Chelmsford, Braintree, Maldon areas

    You may remember me from the beginning of the year as we relocated from Berks to Essex. We have been over here for 6 months now but the yard we moved to didnt have a school & as the darker nights have come in I am finding it so difficult with my boy as he thrives on exercise & it is meaning...
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    Gastric Ulcer help.....

    I am suspicious that my boy has gastric ulcers (he has all of a sudden become very girthy & I am finding his perfomnace has dropped slightly) I was talking to a lady at my yard who said the vet can only diagnose them with a scope for which he will need to be starved for 24 hours (her boy had...
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    Any of you keep your horses in american barns?? Got a question about sliding doors!

    Does anyone know if its possible for a horse to be able kick open a sliding door that is on runners?? I have never kept my boy in a barn before & all the doors are on sliding runners, I am having suspicions that someone is going into my stable as the door is open when my OH goes to let him...
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    Sudden onset of head tossing when doing the grith up....

    Over the past few weeks I have noticed my boy has starting tossing his head violently when I do the girth up (mounted or unmounted). I have tried chaging the girth (he was in one with elastic both sides) to one without elastic & even one with elastic one side & he still does it. He also does...
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    Hores rushing his fences & then coming to grinding halt - help!

    I am having real issues with my boy rushing his fences & then coming to a grinding halt if he see's something he doesnt like. He will rush poles on the floor, uprights & spreads but if I put something in there to make him back off (say a filler, water tray, barrel etc) he will rush into it &...
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    Horse wont eat yard hay - help!

    Moved to my new yard just over a month ago now & they provide me with hay - only problem is my boy wont eat it :/ He comes in at night & just concerned that he is not eating anything through the night. Is there anything I can put on it to make it more tasty for him?? He normally eats...
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    Need help with dog that wont be left at home alone

    We have owned my little staff x JRT for almost a year now & she is just a pain to leave at home alone. At the moment I am not working so spend the majority of my time with her but have started to leave her for short bursts at a time to get her used to the fact that I will be working again...
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