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    06-05-2012, 09:26 PM
Here's my 2 cent's on my mare that founder's every single year in the summer...on both front's.

I do give Banamine in the am 5cc's and 1gram of Bute and have been doing this for year's...but what I think the best result for comfort ( not sure where you live )..but Home Depot or Lowes carries this BLUE almost like a foam that you can cut to adhere to hoove's with duct's about 2" thick and I change it every 4 day's... Star Biscute has been going thru this for almost 5 yrs and she's very comfortable and walks a lot, which of course is great !..and thick, thick bedding....I swear, swear by this blue foamy stuff ! To's like sterofoam, not a liquid and very inexpensive too boot !
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    06-05-2012, 09:29 PM
I love the blue board treament as well, but if you are giving both bute and banamine then you are lucky you haven't seen a wreck yet. I can promise you I saw 10 last year alone from that combo...
    06-05-2012, 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by gjb    
Ok found the steth, can't remember how? Can only find digital thermometor
put the stethoscope as far up in the "armpit" on the left side as you can. Count the beats. One set of lub/dup sounds = one beat. Count the number in 15 seconds, multiply by 4. Put the digi in his rectum until it beeps! :)

While you're at it, listen to the gut sounds. On each side listen where he sinks in (or should) just in front of the hip bone and then down below that. You should ear nice gurgly gushy sounds...
    06-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Bute is for pain and temputure... Banamine is for pain, hard low dose's of each... worked for at least 10 odd years for me...maybe because I do NOT main line the Banamine...??? Glad I've been lucky too, as well as great vet's......
    06-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Temp 101, beats 14 x4 equals 56
    06-05-2012, 09:56 PM
101 temp, 14 x 4 = 56
    06-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Husband retook heartbeat, 9 x4 =36
    06-05-2012, 10:26 PM
Ok that heart rate is more what I expect. He's still running a bit hot though, is it warm there today?
    06-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Only 70's. I increased the tri-hist to 1 1/2 teaspons because it said 1 tab per 1,000 lb horse. The vet told me 1/2 tsp per 500. He goes about 700 lbs. Can the combo of the bute and tri- hist an hour apart have done that? He also got Thyro-L about 3 hours before all this.
You don't know how much I appreciate your intake on this. I have been stressed for 2 1/2 weeks now over this. Cannot really get a diagnosis. I think I will call another one tomorrow. I just would like to get a diagnosis so we can go from there. Thanks again!
    06-05-2012, 10:44 PM
I am North of Dayton, OH, know a good vet?

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