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    Can I gently persuade friend to PTS elderly horse?

    Struggling to get up has actually always been my line in the sand too - and is the reason I put the companion to sleep before Xmas. He actually looked really well (ridiculously good doer) but had an old injury to his right hind and that was starting to bother him once the ground got deep. It was...
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    Can I gently persuade friend to PTS elderly horse?

    I'm at work but I wanted to log in quickly and say that although he is thin, arthritic and struggling I don't believe this is reaching the level of welfare problems that would involve the RSPCA etc. I definitely would not PTS without the owner's agreement unless it was an emergency. We're not at...
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    Can I gently persuade friend to PTS elderly horse?

    Thank you very much for all of your responses. Lots to think about there and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I feel I needed to offload somehow. I am indeed the land owner (and yard owner etc) so I know I have a duty of care. She sees the horse daily - sometimes twice - he's...
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    Can I gently persuade friend to PTS elderly horse?

    A friend has lent me her logon and I hope nobody minds but I need some advice from people who are more distant to the situation. I have a friend - now in her 70s - who has kept her horses on grass livery at mine for 20 odd years. She is now down to her final horse. He's late 20s (passported in...
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    Buying fields with stables

    I'm not posting this under my normal user name because I need to keep it under the radar! I may have the opportunity to purchase a few acres of land with some old stables and 2 small shelters on it. Its very much a 'may' because there is a property developer also interested and if there's the...
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    Strangles - question for yard owners

    I'm not sure the new place has isolation facilities thinking about it - I'm feeling a bit bruised by the current experience so that's got me wondering what new yards protocol is. No point in leaving one yard with cr*p quarantine for another!
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    Strangles - question for yard owners

    Confirmed case now on my yard and 2 more being tested. I've told the yard I was going to move to and they've been lovely - told me to give them a ring when all clear and if the stable is still available it's mine. If you were a yard owner and were offering a space to someone from a yard...
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    Strangles - need some advice.

    Thanks all - I'm going to drop the vet an email 'in confidence' tonight. I'm not sure how much they will be prepared to share with me about the other horse given it is non of my business but I think they will suggest a blood test anyway and I'm ok with that. I have no idea if it was just...
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    Talk to me about strangles

    Can I ask approx costs of the pouch washing? I've posted another thread on strangles today and I'm trying to get my head together around next steps. Costs won't stop me testing, but it will prepare me!
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    Strangles - need some advice.

    I'm am posting under another name - sorry, but its a contentious subject and I know people on here know me in real life. We had a young horse come to the yard about a month ago. I've been flat out with work so flitting in and out v early and v late and missing the yard gossip entirely. I did...
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