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post #11 of 17 Old 05-03-2012, 05:15 PM
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I had to give my mare antibiotics recently, but they gave me a powdered one. She refused to eat it mixed in her pellets, so I got some sweet feed and she gobbled it down after that.
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post #12 of 17 Old 05-09-2012, 11:57 PM
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How about a baby that wont eat grain..or much of anything else?

I have a 7 1/2 month old baby JUST pulled in from pasture with a knarley wire cut(yes, pepper is in another post "Casting a Wire Cut"). Vert has prescribed SMZ's and I HAVE never had to give pills to a picky eater or a baby that does not know how to eat anything. I want so badly to be gentle with her as she is going through enought with her foot, I don't want to be shoving a syringe down her throat so I have GOT to find another way. I have carrots boiling now. Molasses, Apple sauce, yogurt, maple syrup...in a few minutes I will be going down there to se what works
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post #13 of 17 Old 05-10-2012, 12:05 AM
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^^^ That is a beautiful foal...

My mare is on Regumate right now. It's liquid by syringe. My vet told me not to administer it; not to even look at it, and to make my mom do it. LoL. So she's the one that gets to struggle with Chilly.

Therefore my way of dealing with it...Make my mom do it.

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^^^ ClaPorte, don't get Regumate on you, if you have to handle it, double glove.
A long time ago I was breeding mares and spilled a portion of a bottle on my arm on accident. It took almost 2 years for it to get out of my system! (Very similar to getting the Depo shot for BC) I believe if you read the literature on Regumate it has been linked to cancer.

I also wasn't allowed to be around for implanting heifers for AI.
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post #15 of 17 Old 05-10-2012, 12:21 AM
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Yep, that's why my vet told me not to touch it, but to have my mom give it to my mare. She's had a hysterectomy so it won't effect her. But since I'm in my "prime child bearing years" I was told don't do it.

My vet got some on her leg through her jeans and she said it caused her to have ovarian cysts and the cysts got so bad, she had to have her ovary removed. Scared me crapless. LoL.

I also have Factor IV Leiden, so I can't have BC with Estrogen in it because it can cause me to have major blood clots. I have no idea what high amounts of Progesterone would do...

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Ok regumate just creeps me out!!! My mare just started on Depo and I'm hoping that does the trick. The barn owner administers it for the boarders whose horses are on it for a small fee which is very nice!
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-10-2012, 08:50 AM
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We pulverize the pills and mix them with molasses or applesauce and then use a HUGE syringe like a wormer. No problems.
Yep, that's what I did too. Except mine was powder already, so I mixed it with water and honey, put in syringe and pffffff - sprayed in mouth.

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