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        02-01-2013, 10:01 PM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Mochachino    
    I used to also bring a small electric blanket to the barn and lay it across his hip to warm him up when it was really cold. He stands so quiet and after a bit he drops his head and his lip. He gets pretty excited when he sees me bringing the blanket.
    This is so sweet
         
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        02-01-2013, 10:03 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    OP - do you use Cosequin? Does wonders for the joints...it comes in a form with MSM. I use it on my 13 yr old mare for preventative measures, but being an arthritis sufferer myself I do know that condroitin and MSM do help.
         
        02-11-2013, 07:17 PM
      #13
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Army wife    
    B-L Pellets. You can get them on horse.com for a pretty good price. They are a natural form of Bute. Less money, and easier on the stomach. They say it's equal to about 1.5-2 grams of bute. My mare is on it and it really seems to help her
    I just needed to update this thread because I followed Army Wife's advice and ordered the B-L pellets. My horse is already on a supplement with Glucosimine and MSM but was still sore because of the cold weather.

    I noticed a tremendous difference in just 3 days!!! She is running around, throwing happy little bucks, and acting like she is 7 instead of 23! And I am sure that her increased activity is, in turn, helping as well.

    Thanks Army Wife!
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        02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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    My old guy gets MSM twice a day and he gets Pentosan shots once a month. It's helped him tremendously!

    Edit: Just saw your post. I'm glad that you've found something that works for your girl!
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        02-11-2013, 07:53 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    ^^^That is great news!

    You might also look into Get Back on Track -Therapeutic Horse, Dog, People Products

    These products are pricey but they work miracles. They are NOT meant to be left on during turnout.

    I am so ecstatic with the therapeutic back pad, Quick Wraps, and hock wraps, that I ordered the mesh dog coat, today, for my 11 yr old Dobe/Rott.

    The fractured pelvis from when I rescued her 9 years ago, is starting to really bother her, so I'm hoping the coat helps her.

    I also know a lady who ordered the long johns for her husband and she said they are working wonders.

    Buying these "self-generating heating pads" as I like to call them, doesn't meant you stop using the med/pellets. But they should kick the Feels Good up another notch or two

    My 25 yo TWH has hock/ankle arthritis. I have cut his hylarin/boswelia in half since I started using the BOT hock wraps and he has been coming out of his stall with a fairly swinging back end, lately. Not as swingy as when he was ten but his movement is a lot more free, since I started wearing the BOT hock wraps on him four hours every morning
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        02-11-2013, 08:15 PM
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    Oh I forgot to say I do also have magnetic hock boots if there's ever a random day he's more stiff than he should be. They definitely help too!
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        02-12-2013, 02:20 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by corgi    
    I just needed to update this thread because I followed Army Wife's advice and ordered the B-L pellets. My horse is already on a supplement with Glucosimine and MSM but was still sore because of the cold weather.

    I noticed a tremendous difference in just 3 days!!! She is running around, throwing happy little bucks, and acting like she is 7 instead of 23! And I am sure that her increased activity is, in turn, helping as well.

    Thanks Army Wife!
    Your so welcome!!! I am so glad that they work well for you and your horse!
         

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