Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
you can buy bottles of Ace from vets in our area. I don't know if its the same for you. But when my horse started coming back into work after a stifle injury, she was dangerously hot (she was off all winter). So the vet gave us some needles, syringes, and a bottle of sedative. Gave us instructions, and told us to use it if needed. We didn't end up needing it but Ace is a good thing to have on hand anyway.
My horse doesn't respond to Dermosidan AT ALL. She usually has to have a bit of a "cocktail" of drugs to get her to even relax her lip. haha.
as another suggestion, have you thought about maybe trying a different farrier? I had a rescue horse who had been castrated very violently and without sedative at his former home, therefore he wouldn't let anyone near his back feet. Our former farrier was very impatient and it made the problem worse so we switched farriers and the new farrier helped him tremendously. He now picks up all four feet.
Just a suggestion.
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