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    02-26-2013, 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Chicks sells the small mesh hay nets, for less than $9 each. Are you familiar with kissing spine? The closest comparison is low back pain in humans. I've seen people with low back pain walking in a peculair fashion in an effort to reduce the pain. This generally occurs in shorter backed horses.
Thanks Saddlebag....I'll just wait, it shouldn't be too long.

I never heard of Kissing Spine until it was mentioned recently...maybe by you? I did read some about it. Chiro never mentioned anything about it when she checked her. I'm thinking she really felt there was something else going on that wasn't spinal. For now, I will continue on the EPSM route and see where it gets me.
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    02-26-2013, 10:17 PM
Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
Well, she basically said what we assumed...change diet and you might not need to do anything else.
Pretty soon you'll be complaining and posting a new thread" how to calm an overly lively draftX"....
And by all means, go by what your farrier says. It was just an idea and probably wouldn't even do anything anyway
Mag....the RB will probably take care of it, but it wouldn't hurt asking Dr. Valentine about it when you get a chance
Toooooo funny desert! I'm interested in seeing if her behavior will really change!
    02-26-2013, 10:21 PM
P.S. What is 'pony gaited'?
    02-26-2013, 10:36 PM
Short, quick steps, sewing machine like.....I guess
    02-27-2013, 10:11 PM
Originally Posted by Army wife    
Look at your balancer and let me know how many UI's she's getting daily. Also, (VERY IMPORTANT) is the scientific name. Does it start with a D-ALPHA-...
Or does it start with DL-ALPHA-....
D-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL (last word can be slightly diff,) is the natural form of vit E. If your feeding synthetic, your probably just wasting your time and money.
Natural vit E is EXTREMELY important. It's one of those vitamins that can't really be replicated in a way that makes it effective. Horses getting synthetic vit E only get about half the UI's as it says they will. Ask Dr. Beth and see what she thinks maybe?
I THINK a normal horse should be on about 1,000 UI's daily.
Since my horse developed EMND, she will be on at least 2,000 UI's daily for the rest of her life. And maybe even more, a lot more. So that is one disease that you want to prevent, and it's incredibly easy to do so!!!
Also worth noting....vit E has been known to play a huge role in horses with neuro problems. :) :) :)
Ugh....I have the vit e dl.......
    02-27-2013, 10:14 PM
Well, I'm told that Snickers fell down today by another boarder. She was running around because of another lose horse or something. I did notice her balking today when leading her. She stops for like 5 seconds, then continues on. Poor baby.
    02-27-2013, 10:26 PM
Poor baby
But it will get better.
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    02-27-2013, 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
Ugh....I have the vit e dl.......
Darn it!! But at least now you know for next time you buy!! How many units is she getting daily?
    02-28-2013, 12:10 AM
Originally Posted by Army wife    
Darn it!! But at least now you know for next time you buy!! How many units is she getting daily?
Where do I buy the natural? According to her ration balancer...she is probably getting about 60UI's from that.
    02-28-2013, 12:19 AM
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