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        04-14-2010, 10:47 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Welcome, glad to see you, and I'm sure you will be a very valuable member to the forums! (be forewarned though, you might occasionally be mobbed!)
         
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        04-14-2010, 09:49 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Welcome!!!
         
        04-14-2010, 10:01 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Welcome! It'll be great to have a vet on the forum
         
        04-14-2010, 10:11 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Welcome!!
    I was wodering if you'd look at a Stallion, possiblity of strangles? But no puss, snoty nose, nor cough...alone in pasture, can touch other horses....maybe an abscess? There are also 2 halter rubs...the halter will be off till he is better :]

    THANK YOU!

    Abscess?
         
        04-14-2010, 10:20 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    Our doctors are unable to offer concrete information without seeing the horse due to legalities. Even if the horse is an active patient. Too many variables - factors the owner may leave out or add in that can greatly impact the medical advice. I assume you intend to generalize?
    MLS, let's give him a warm welcome rather than try to scare him off, huh? I don't know if you intended this to sound critical, but that's how I read it.

    I definitely welcome another knowledgeable voice on the board! :) :)
         
        04-14-2010, 10:29 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    MLS, let's give him a warm welcome rather than try to scare him off, huh? I don't know if you intended this to sound critical, but that's how I read it.

    I definitely welcome another knowledgeable voice on the board! :) :)
    Ya, that! Vets can give advice in magazine columns etc, and even at the meetings of one of the saddle clubs I attend. I don't think that his intent will be to diagnose - but to offer a little professional advice from a sound and experienced background. Besides, vet or not, he's most likely a horse-dork like the rest of us so he'll fit right in...

    Welcome to the forum Clint! So glad to have you here! Can't wait to read some of your posts!
         
        04-15-2010, 01:51 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    Our doctors are unable to offer concrete information without seeing the horse due to legalities. Even if the horse is an active patient. Too many variables - factors the owner may leave out or add in that can greatly impact the medical advice. I assume you intend to generalize?
    Absolutely, it's all general advice as it is impossible for me to physically examine anyones horse on the forums. You may notice that as a veterinarian, I'll almost always recommend someone contacting their regular veterinarian with any concerns regarding their horse. It is my belief that everyone should have a good report with their veterinarian, to the point where you feel comfortable calling them to simply ask questions. After all, that's part of our job......
         
        04-15-2010, 07:58 AM
      #18
    Showing
    Welcome to the forum! It's always great to have some professionals around (for the tough questions).
         
        04-15-2010, 08:05 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Welcome to the forum!
         
        04-15-2010, 03:04 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Welcome - I hope you enjoy it here.

    I'm sure you'll be an invaluable asset to the community :)
         

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