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  1. willhegofirst

    Collars

    Recommendations for nice nylon collars with a buckle not a plastic clip please.
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    Garlic as a fly repellent

    I have never believed in feeding garlic as a fly repellent, but there are three horses at the private yard my lads on, the two belonging to the owners, both feed garlic and my lad, not fed garlic. The other two are bays, mine is a flea bitten grey, the other two are fairly fly free, my lad is...
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    Panting dog on steroids

    Our old girl who's back legs are very bad has got worse, appears to have hurt a front leg or neck. She is on Tramadol and the vet has now put her on steroids, she is on 50 mgs a day for five days then we have to let the vet know how she is doing. I have seen that long term use symptoms include...
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    Tough turnout rug for rug ripper.

    I'm after recommendations for turnout rugs that are tough, but cheap. I moved my lad to a private yard three weeks ago, to start with the resident gelding ripped his rug at the back, much to his owners distress, but as they have settled I now think my lad is ripping his rugs by rubbing on trees...
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    Warm riding gloves

    I'm sure this has been done to death, but my hands have been soooo cold the last couple of days, I have sealskinz winter riding gloves, they are a few years old and maybe a little tight in the fingers, though when I got them I followed their sizing guide. So any one got recommendations for warm...
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    Horse failed vet wwyd

    A friend has found a horse to buy, ticks all the boxes, really lovely boy at a very good dealers, horse not cheap, he has failed the vetting being lame on trotting in a tight circle. The vender has suggested that he may have tweeked himself in the mud and will box rest him for a few days and...
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    Cat starting to go for dogs

    We had two cats until January when we lost our old girl, she was 19 and always ruled the roost including over our three dogs. The younger cat a boy and her would squabble, but never really fight, he was involved in a RTA a few years ago, fairly serious touch and go for a while, since this he can...
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    Micronised linseed, does it go off?

    In the past I have bought micronised linseed from Charnwood milling, and shared a sack, on a different yard now no one to share with, does the linseed go off? If so how long is its shelf life? I have bought a small bag which works out expensive Thanks
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    Renegades better than gloves?

    My boy has easyboot gloves at the moment, great boots had them some time, but where we are now is very stoney, quite large stones and he does seem to feel them through his boots at times, would the renegades be any better? They seem to advertise them as good trail boots.
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    Getting fussy eater to eat hay

    My Connie has always been fussy with his hay, had him from a yearling he's 14 now, this year he has eaten most of the first two round bales which looked and smelled Okish, the third looked better, he's eating about 60% of so opened fourth which looks and smells the best of the lot, really not...
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    Feeding goat kids

    We have four goat kids between five and six months, they get a ration of course mix and hay as well as being out on grazing all day. We are new to goats, so two questions how long do you need to keep this years hay befor you can feed it? And can you feed a chop Hifi for example. The hay we have...
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    Power phaser or Deosect

    As title really which is best for horseflies in particular?
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    Steroids and laminitis

    Has anyone had or known of a horse/pony that has presented with laminitis after having steroids? My lad has had problems with his bladder, it is improving but the vet is talking about steroids depending on the results of his latest biopsies, although he has never had full blown laminitis he is...
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    Steroids and laminitis

    Has anyone had or known of a horse/pony that has presented with laminitis after having steroids? My lad has had problems with his bladder, it is improving but the vet is talking about steroids depending on the results of his latest biopsies, although he has never had full blown laminitis he is...
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    Probiotics

    My lad has had a bladder problem and is on antibiotics and bute for two weeks then goes back for re scoping, I was thinking of getting him some probiotics, do people have think this is a good idea and would you wait until he has finished the antibiotics before giving probiotics. I will speak to...
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    Tips for getting antibiotics into horse

    My lad is on antibiotics and bute twice a day for two weeks, the antibiotics is in powder form and too much to try to dissolve and syringe into his mouth, he is a fussy eater and getting it into him is being fun. At the moment I have mixed it in apple sauce into his feed, but although most has...
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    Persistent cough and blood in urine

    The vet came out on Monday to my boy who has had a persistent dry cough for over a week and a small amount of blood in his urine for a few days. She could find no real reason for the cough, lungs OK, lymph glands fine, and a thorough examination under sedation of his penis showed up no problems...
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    Ears?

    At what age does a pups ears settles to how they will stay? Our collie x is almost six months, her ears have gone through, both down, right up left down, both up, right up, left down. The left does go up occasionaly now, but has been down for about three weeks now, so do people think this is how...
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    Looking for nice hay Shropshire

    Does anyone know where I can get any really nice hay, South Shropshire, Powys borders? Thanks
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    Haylage or hay for weight gain?

    I have a rather fussy eater he is a connie and thinner than I'd like, they hay I have at the moment is ok but not brilliant, and although he gets adlib hay he never eats a great deal of it. I am looking for better hay, but would haylage put on more weight than hay? Thanks PS is anyone knows of...
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    Cyclists!!

    Not horsey, but, we live on a private single track lane that leads up to a public footpath, it is fairly steep and our front door is literally on the track, the tractor runs over our door mat when it goes up. The track is not on the OS maps as a public footpath, but it is used as such mostly by...
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    Kennel cough??

    We have three dogs, age 10 yrs 5yrs and 4 months. The middle one has had a cough for a week now, have taken procortions in case it's kennel cough, she, other than the cough is her normal self. Neither of the othe two ar showing any symptoms, today we took them out onto the hill behind us, not...
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    Collie cross Kelpi

    Does anyone have anyone have any experience of this cross? We have a pup, 16 weeks now, the add we replied to stated they were BC pups and it wasn't until after we had her the add changed to collie cross kelpie to sell the remaining pups. If I am honest we wouldn't have even replied to the add...
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    Top Spec calmer

    Has anyone used Top Spec Calmer? At the moment I just give him Magnitude, but he is a stress head and has not as yet been in overnight at his new yard, we have been there for five months and he can still get stressed when brought in to his box. He will be in at night sometime soon, depending on...
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    Copra meal Coolstance

    Does anyone know if you can get samples of cool stance copra meal? I understand some horses won't touch it, and as its nearly £18 a bag I would like to try him on it before buying a whole bag. Thanks
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    Copra meal

    Does anyone know if you can get samples of cool stance copra meal? I understand some horses won't touch it, and as its nearly £18 a bag I would like to try him on it before buying a whole bag. Thanks
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    Foxes and Parvovirus

    Do foxes carry Parvo, and can they pass it on? We live in a rural area and have a new pup, she has had her first jabs, but someone commented that foxes can pass on Parvo has anyone heard of this happening. We have found fox mess in the garden in the past. Thanks
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    New pup raw diet

    We are picking up our new Border Collie pup next week all being well, she will be eight weeks our other two dogs are on raw food and we plan to feed the new pup the same, but I am concerned to get the right ingredients for a growing pup, I plan to feed her a good complete food just for a couple...
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    Geese, do they need water to mate

    We are new to geese, kept chickens and a few ducks for years, we have a trio, I hope! Of young geese which I would like to breed next year, there seems to be a lot of debate online as to wether they need water deep enough to swim in to successfully mate, any advise gratefully received 😀
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    L&M your inbox is full

    Hi L&M your inbox is full, I wanted to private message you, any chance you can free up some space.
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