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    08-10-2012, 03:33 PM
  #41
Green Broke
Hmm the link looks ok but yea it didn't work :( I am not sure why.

But Vet just called and Lizzy is all in the clear!!!! She is no longer anemic but would like it a little higher and her white cell count is back to normal. Liver enzymes are back to normal along with one other thing (phone cut out but I don't care because it's good now). He was very impressed how high her blood count went so we are all in the clear.

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    08-10-2012, 03:39 PM
  #42
Trained
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Now she can concentrate on gaining only
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    08-10-2012, 03:48 PM
  #43
Green Broke
Yeappers, he thinks she should be a 5 by winter.
     
    08-10-2012, 03:49 PM
  #44
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good news

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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Hmm the link looks ok but yea it didn't work :( I am not sure why.

But Vet just called and Lizzy is all in the clear!!!! She is no longer anemic but would like it a little higher and her white cell count is back to normal. Liver enzymes are back to normal along with one other thing (phone cut out but I don't care because it's good now). He was very impressed how high her blood count went so we are all in the clear.

***Happy dance***
that's wonderful news for you
Does that mean she can come off the daily wormer programme as that must be costing you a lot of money and she is kept in such a way that reinfecting should not be an issue
     
    08-10-2012, 03:53 PM
  #45
Green Broke
Nope, her worming program must be kept up. Right now reinfecting is not an issue but she may be moved around. She doesn't get claim to a certain paddock unfortunately. And it costs me $24 for 120 day supply.

She needs to stay on Red Cell for now as he would like the numbers about 6 points higher. I might retest her in spring when the vet is out for shots/coggins.
     
    08-12-2012, 03:28 PM
  #46
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feeding

Just a random thought but is it cheaper to buy soya oil from a supermarket than to buy something like flax oil - its good for weight gain & a good food source
Also seaweed is a good source of iron and may be cheaper than the red cell
     
    08-12-2012, 08:42 PM
  #47
Green Broke
I will have to check on the oil, I am not sure. But I'm pretty sure she would not eat seaweed lol.
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