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post #11 of 13 Old 04-27-2009, 09:23 PM
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I've fixed all of the other issues as far as diet.... But $500 is a lot of money for something that isn't permanent. Ick!

$55 in front shoes $80 with pads (which is a good price! but still) $35 for isoxuprine, $35 for Smartflex Senior, $75 + for feed not including hay a month is ALOT of money....If you choose Rantidine.. not only do you have to give it every 6 hours or so.. thats $30-60 a month additionally and isn't proven to CURE the current ulcers.

That is approx $250 a month in supplements and care! for a parrot mouthed OTTB with pins in one fetlock. No wonder the owner practically wants to GIVE me the horse.

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post #12 of 13 Old 04-27-2009, 09:27 PM
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I also read that up to 90% of race horses are thought to have ulcers.... a rep from the CANTER rescue said that they feed 10lbs of strategy plus a fat supplement. Oh My! I feel bad for those horses...

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post #13 of 13 Old 04-27-2009, 09:30 PM
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OOps sorry I thought i was posting on my Ulcer thread!

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