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        04-04-2014, 11:27 AM
      #21
    Trained
    Definitely raspberry leaves! My Snipper was cycling year round, very messy, drove my one gelding nuts. Now I have both on MM, and she is nice and quiet, doesn''t lose her head and is waaaaaay more clean, gelding is also much less nutty.
         
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        04-04-2014, 07:29 PM
      #22
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    Yeah she is bugging the almost 40 year old gelding and he is getting tired of it. Its cheaper to buy the leaves in bulk off line that MM so I plan on that. Im looking into flax as well. A friend gives a gelding seaweed and his mane and hooves started growing like weeds! So I can get my hands on that as well. Ill need to buy bermuda pellets to put all this stuff in (has to be mixed with water too). I could add a little oil to that as well ad vinegar once a week.

    In the meantime I'll take some vaseline up with me and put it on her nose to help and put oil on her bold spots. I'll try to order everything soon. Im having a hard time finding flax cheap (hard to find feed mills in the city) so is there a feed that is high in flax? I don't want anything that will make her hot as she is already a nut.
         
        04-05-2014, 12:08 AM
      #23
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    Could I supplement the flaxseed oil for flaxseed?
         
        04-05-2014, 12:23 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    Horses can have Benadryl. I used it last year on my mare who got hives from seed tick bites. My vet actually told me to use it and see if it helped, otherwise I'd have to bring her in to get dex and it definitely helped. The dose for Benadryl is 2-4 mg/kg and each tablet is 25 mg. I was giving 50 tablets twice a day while it was bad, but reduced it to once a day after the ticks were all taken care of. You can get big bottles of several hundred tablets at Walmart for a few dollars, so it shouldn't be too expensive as long as you're treating short term. I ground all the tablets to powder in a mortar and pestle and mixed it with some karo syrup on top of her pelleted feed and she couldn't eat around it. Hope your mare gets to feeling better.

    Here's a dosage calculator:Diphenhydramine for Horses | EquiMed - Horse Health Matters
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        04-06-2014, 12:52 AM
      #25
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by KigerQueen    
    Could I supplement the flaxseed oil for flaxseed?
    flaxseed straight is what I was talking about, oil is very expensive.
    If you can't find it in bulk, TSC carries Omega Horseshine, which is IMO the best, there is also a cheaper version from their own Dumor brand, which has some rice bran in it. I saw better results with the" real thing" tho.
         
        04-06-2014, 05:42 AM
      #26
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    Im low on cash, and just had a snit at BO for going through over half a bail in 2 days! Soooo my funds have become even more limited -_-'. I would rather feed her something that will not hype her up but I have decided she gets 5 months off because I cannot deal with her when she is being a nut.

    I saw her today and she looked better. We had a "cold snap" and the pollen quieted down for a couple of days. Her nose is still runny (she decided to share that with me and my shirt and glasses too...) She has been rubbing her tail for the first time in forever so I washed it in anti bacterial/fungal shampoo mixed with normal shampoo to get all the dandruff and dirt off. Cleaned her udders and girly parts too. I also spent about an hour and a half currying her with a rubber curry to help her shed and stimulate her skin. I have been doing that to her rump (where the hair was falling out) and it might have helped. Or the change in weather did IDK.

    I asked about the oil because my mom has the oil pill supplements for people and they are remotely cheaper and easier to get my hands on. She was getting strategy healthy edge for the entire winter as well. It helped keep her weight on in the winter but she is a air fern so I don't need a fat horse in the summer lol.
         
        04-06-2014, 07:12 AM
      #27
    Trained
    If your mom is sponsoring the pills, go for them lol, but you'd need a lot to see any results.
    Easy to see when you compare human weight to horse weight lol.
    Maybe you should re think the feeding, if she's usually an airfern, but needs Healthy Edge in winter to keep it on. I'd rather get an extra bale of hay or two if BO doesn't supply enough than giving her sweetfeed( there are worse feeds than healthy edge, but still). Then get her either one of the vit/ mins I mentioned earlier, find flaxseed, maybe have a look at the Yellow Pages for a feed mill or country store somewhere near and call and ask. If you feed 1/4 lb a day, 50 lbs flax lasts a year and more.Helping her getting rid of the winter hair is a good idea. That old stuff is itchy.
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        04-06-2014, 07:30 AM
      #28
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    Hay is expensive and I supply (my horse should be getting 2 flakes a day so going through that much hay is NOT ok *rant over*). In the winter she gets under the recommended amount of strategy. Its just the little extra to save me on feeding an extra flake of hay (a 50 lb bag lasts me about 4-5 months). She would kill someone on sweet feed. She will bolt (and try to go through a fence) rear, attack other horses, drag people while being led and do a plethora of out or character stupid things on too much alfalfa (this is normally a horse children can handle. I upped her alfalfa last summer and she lost it. She is allowed NO alfalfa anymore). Sooo NO hot feeds.

    This mare hates to shed I swear XD. At least she is about 60% there before june this year -_-'. I know I can buy flax seed at Winco but I need to get there to see if the price is worth it. I can't find a feed mill closer than 19 miles away so gas+ price is not worth it. Who would have thought finding flax seed would be such a pain -_-'.
         
        04-06-2014, 09:48 PM
      #29
    Trained
    If you can get it for 30$ for 50lbs, lasting you over a year, going 19 miles is well worth it. Do the math.
    What kind of hay is she currently eating? And how much does a flake weigh. Grain hay can be heavy, depending on thickness of flake, grass hay is rather light, I've had flakes that weighed barely 3 lbs.
         
        04-07-2014, 02:01 AM
      #30
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    She eats bermuda and idk how much they weigh. She is at a good weight and 2 flakes a day seems to be what keeps her healthy so I won't question it lol. The only hay that costs under $16 a bail is berm or alfalfa. I would rather feed timothy but that's over $20 a bail so not happening lol.
         

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