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post #701 of 969 Old 05-16-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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What do you all think about using a bit of the donations towards a chiropractor visit for Kenzie? I'd have to okay it with BO and its not something I could normally pay for...or that she WOULD pay for (she believes chiros are for people, and money shouldn't be wasted like that on animals. In her words, if she can live with a crick in her back, a horse can live with a crick in its 'whatever' too. XD) and I'm having a sneaking suspicion that Miss Kenzie's hips are bothering her. She isn't lame by any means, but she does walk very 'short' in the back and always feels really tight back there to me. My guess it that having bad feet for so long probably threw her off.

Its completely fine if y'all just want me to use the money on feed or vet bills, but I figured I'd mention it. I already paid for her teeth to be floated, so that's a nonissue now, thankfully. I believe it costs $75 for the initial treatment from a non-vet, but I'd be more comfortable hiring a vet to do it, and the closest one to us costs $90 if we bring her to him, or $100 + mileage to come here. I'd hopefully be able to trailer her up there though, so I don't think we'd have to pay the mileage fee.

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If you end up taking her to the chiro, let me know when. Our truck is back in commission(though we have to get tags for it) so we may be able to haul you there. :) What chiropractor were you looking at? I was looking at one a few months ago for a previous horse I had and the closest one I could find was in downtown Houston. Driving a trailer through downtown? I DON'T THINK SO.
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You're awesome, Kayella! I might just have to take you up on that if no one else is wanting to take their horse to the chiro at our farm too.

The one I was just briefly looking at and called for a cost-check, was Dr. Jackie Doval. She's certified under AVCA. She's on westheimer, I think?

Oh, goodness. Driving downtown PERIOD is aweful. SO many one way streets and pedestrians... *shudder*

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What do you all think about using a bit of the donations towards a chiropractor visit for Kenzie? I'd have to okay it with BO and its not something I could normally pay for...or that she WOULD pay for (she believes chiros are for people, and money shouldn't be wasted like that on animals. In her words, if she can live with a crick in her back, a horse can live with a crick in its 'whatever' too. XD) and I'm having a sneaking suspicion that Miss Kenzie's hips are bothering her. She isn't lame by any means, but she does walk very 'short' in the back and always feels really tight back there to me. My guess it that having bad feet for so long probably threw her off.

Its completely fine if y'all just want me to use the money on feed or vet bills, but I figured I'd mention it. I already paid for her teeth to be floated, so that's a nonissue now, thankfully. I believe it costs $75 for the initial treatment from a non-vet, but I'd be more comfortable hiring a vet to do it, and the closest one to us costs $90 if we bring her to him, or $100 + mileage to come here. I'd hopefully be able to trailer her up there though, so I don't think we'd have to pay the mileage fee.
As I just posted above. My donation to be sent to you TO DO WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST. But... don't go nuts. OK. You have a good head and Know what needs to be done AND to prioritize that list and try to save some.

Faydes? I have not looked for some time. Can you post in your area the final amount. I hope that YOUR place is coming along and that you are feeling better about it.
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Haha, don't worry. I don't plan on going out to buy her personalized pink 'clothes' or a ton of treats. The money will be used strictly for rehabbing Kenzie and for feed. Any halters, blankets, new feed tubs, fly masks...whatever, will be bought by BO or my own personal spending. I thank you for trusting me, and I am taking all of this very seriously :)
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Chiro sounds like a good idea. I'm sure after all her stress, there is a lot of tension holding things out of alignment, which could cause more pain, stress and . . . .

It's likely to require a follow-up treatment to make sure things are staying where they are supposed to. Muscle memory tends to want to pull it back to where it was.

She will very likely get a lot of good relief. I can just hear her: "Ahhhhhhh"
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That would be a wonderful treat! I'm more the "short, sweet and to the point" type conversationalist, but my hubby is one of those "never met a stranger" types that loves to swap stories, so he is always happy to meet folks to yammer with. I'm pretty sure I bore him to tears...
Me and DW are talkers too. She more than me to the point I have to tell her to hush so they can leave after being 2 hours late now. Lol

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Endiku, I think we all trust you to do the right thing with the funds else we would not have been happy to have them forwarded to you for Kenzie. You go girl!!!

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Martin seems to contradict himself when talking about beet pulp choking.....

My personal experience YMMV,

I have fed beet pulp for years to increase the amount water consumed by endurance horses in SE Texas, and increase the fiber in the hindgut. I bought the Purina beetpulp based feed when it first came out as a sub for whatever the feedstore was out of. Fed a bit of it to my 24 yo TB, and she choked on it. Described this episode to my friend the next day. She had just picked up a horse I sold who was going to be boarded at her barn. (Her trainer was feeding custom mixed feed that had dry beet pulp in it, and she was buying it, too). NEXT DAY she calls to tell me about this mare choking, and she would not have known what was happening if I had not told her my story. She did not change feed, though, so when it happened again, I rescinded the sale and picked up the horse. (I sold her on on payments)

No need to SOAK it, just add the water right before you feed, that way everything doesn't turn to mush.

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