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post #1 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Getting Ace?

Do you have to get Ace from the vet? Or could I buy it at my local feed store where they have other various injectable things? I never really look in that section, but I've decided to carry Ace with me at all times in case of emergency.

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...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 09:56 PM
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I have got it from a vet, but that was a long time ago. Maybe things have changed?

ETA: Careful giving to horses that are already anxious, sometimes it intensifies it. I was taught to give it beforehand as a general rule.

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Medication isn't my strong point by any means so any help I can get is great.

I'm always worried about getting into an accident somewhere and having my horse be trapped and panic. I know a friend of mine had her horse get stuck in a tipped over trailer, and she aced him as soon as she got to him until he could get cut out and removed.

That's more of the situation I'm going for...it would ease my paranoia. Is there something better that I could give in the moment to a panicky horse?

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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A lot of horses when on Ace, if they spook or are in a situation they would normally not be ok with the Ace will actually intensify their blow up. You have to get it from a vet.

There is a gel that you can put on their gums, starts with a D. Also have to get from the vet. That takes about 40 minutes to take effect though.

Also side note, Ace in oral form is not nearly as effective as it is as an IV shot.
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You can only get it from a vet as far as I know and it does need to be given before they get stressed.
My vet is happy to have me keep some here 'just in case' so if you have a good relationship with your vet he'll maybe do the same - or consider something stronger that you can inject in an emergency
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A lot of horses when on Ace, if they spook or are in a situation they would normally not be ok with the Ace will actually intensify their blow up. You have to get it from a vet.

There is a gel that you can put on their gums, starts with a D. Also have to get from the vet. That takes about 40 minutes to take effect though.

Also side note, Ace in oral form is not nearly as effective as it is as an IV shot.
Dormosedan - I've never used it but my vet does and seems to think it works well
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I will give my vet a call and ask him what he thinks.

I have anxiety pulling a trailer specifically, and I think it would just help me relax knowing that in case of an accident there would be SOMETHING I could do to help instead of just stand back, panic, and call 911. Plus if there's any other situation, having it in my bag that is always attached to me in the truck would just be a bonus.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I wouldn't use Ace in that situation, more than likely the horse is already anxious or panicked and the Ace will intensify it.

If you needed a little something to take the edge off of a horse before the shoer shows up or something like that than Ace works good, but not for an already panicked or stressed horse.
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Okay. I haven't used it before, just seen it used. I know a girl who gives it to her horse before every trailer ride and farrier visit, but all my horses are good about that stuff. I heard about the one girl injecting it during her trailer accident so that made me think about it as an option.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Dormosedan - I've never used it but my vet does and seems to think it works well
I have used this. It does take 45 minutes to an hour to take effect. But holy cow did it work. LoL.
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