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    05-21-2010, 08:22 PM
I'm a uk web designer (and horse owner) who developed a site for a leading UK equine vet with a lot of information pages on it - go to Nixon Equine Veterinary Surgeons | RCVS Accredited Dedicated Equine Vets | Nixon Equine Vets to view. This is a work in progress and is supplemented by a quarterly newsletter that is either emailed or posted to those clients who have not yet embraced the internet : ( The site will soon be complemented by it's own blog so the partners can update it themselves rather than relying on me to do it for them. Hope you get some good pointers in this site.

Anyone out there can help me really urgently. I want to bid on a vintage horse training book on eBay that finishes in an hour and 28 minutes but the seller will not ship to the UK. I need a new buddy fast who will accept a delivery of a book for me and ship it on to me (in exchange for money of course) otherwise I cannot bid on the book - and I really would like this book. Any help would be much appreciated. I just need someone who is willing to help.
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    05-21-2010, 08:32 PM
I agree with the whole seasonal thing. That's really helpful to people who have only just moved into a certain area. But maybe a "When do you call the vet?" IE when theres proud flesh, high temperature yada yada yada.
    05-22-2010, 08:07 PM
I would like to thank everyone that posted as they are all excellent ideas. I have added information accordingly in the FAQ section, and in the vaccination section under services regarding vaccine schedules. In the preventative medicine area under services I have the current deworming recommendations (quantitative fecal exam, then deworm accordingly. Identify those high shedders and deworm every 2-3 months, everyone else may only need 2 - 3 times a year). Medications varry on your location and internal parasite populations. (For those that were curious).

Again, all wonderful suggestions. Any other information or suggestions are welcomed.
    05-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Green Broke
The site looks great so far! Good job! And hey, I went to WSU as well
    05-22-2010, 09:30 PM
Indy- you went to WSU?? I am there for vet school right now! Cool! Cmvet- how about some info on diet, especially for senior horses. I'm going to check out your site to see what else comes to mind!
    05-22-2010, 09:37 PM
CMvet, I like the site, very professional and non-cluttered. Also easy to navigate! Perhaps you could add a section on a basic first aid kit- the sticky in this section is an already assembled list, though I think it is a bit extensive for the average owner.

I'd be interested in doing an externship with you, but I'll pm you about setting that up for the next year or so once you're fully up and running. Trying to convince hubby to be that california is awesome and that horses are more than "hay burners" lol.

In the meantime, well done with the site, don't have any further suggestions on FAQ's but will post if I think of some.
    05-22-2010, 11:23 PM
Maybe some info on how to deal with a rescued horse.
    05-22-2010, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by tealamutt    
Indy- you went to WSU?? I am there for vet school right now! Cool! !

Tealamutt, sure did! I grew up in Western Washington, and went eastern after community college because I hated the Huskies *lol* I wish I had gone to Wazoo's vet school. Graduated with a B.S. Degree in psychology/abnormal/criminal psychology, and then decided I wanted to spend my life working with animals. My luck huh?
    05-22-2010, 11:48 PM
I was about to say about deworming and vaccines, but other people were ahead of me. :)

I would add:

1) What to do if the horse has a cut (which does not require stitching) - we have THIS posted all the time in Health Section
2) Founder: reasons, treatment, prevention
3) Teeth floating: what is it and why it's needed?
4) Hematoma: how come? What to do? (also I've seen number of posts here about it)
    05-23-2010, 09:27 PM
I was curious if as horse owners you would find it useful for your veterinarian to have a printable stall card form on their web site????

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