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    04-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Oh she is looking much better! Ok, still painfully thin but, her "face" is back. She's looking a bit more padded now and not as sharply bony as before. The biggest improvement is in her eyes though. She really looks like she's coming back! You seem to be bringing her back and she's finding a reason to recover. I think you've got a wonderful sweet girl there. Keep doing what you're doing and I bet she'll progress by leaps and bounds now. Just compare the look in her eyes to the photo at the beginning of this thread to the one you just posted. Huge difference.
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    04-16-2012, 10:39 PM
Glad to hear and see some improvement. From the pics a month ago to now there is definitely a difference. From a week ago, not so much, but we can't see attitude all that well in photos :) I agree that attitude is often the first change we notice.

Are you double dosing her on the slippery elm and aloe? I did twice a day double doses for 2 (or 3?) weeks with my guy, then went to twice a day single doses.

She is eating, so she must be feeling better. Now, as you say, you need some time...
    04-17-2012, 08:12 AM
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Oh good! I was hoping it wasn't just me. Its so nice to see her excited to see us, and she has the loveliest (albeit a little pushy, we're working on it) personality. Definitely things she's the boss though, so we'll have plenty of training to work on in the next few months XD

The elderly gentleman has been coming out to see her and we've been taking her for walks to check the fences, and tying her up front in the afternoons so she can watch the work going on around her in hopes of helping her adjust. Seems to be working!

NorthernMama, actually no, I've just been giving her the single dose. I wasn't sure if it was safe or not. I'll try that though!
    04-20-2012, 02:03 PM
I think she looks slightly better

I feel like this wont do much to persuade you...but here are pics of my gelding 3 months apart recieving the dosages I recommended you give your mare

When he was scoped his stomach looked like a minefeild...several open and bleeding.

Granted he wasnt near as bad.

3 months later after a week dosage of Prescision and 3 months on Equishure...high fat/fiber diet

    04-20-2012, 02:56 PM
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Thank you 1RedHorse, for the pictures. No doubt, the new diet definitely helped your guy out!

Its not that I am hard headed and refusing to admit that what I'm doing is wrong, so please don't take my refusal that way. I want Bree to get better just as much as anyone else does. I really do think that her new diet is helping her though, and she's back to eating normally. She is even less ribby than the last pictures now, and I can no longer see her tailhead or spine, though I can feel them. I did look for Equishure at our feed shop and they carry it, and I plan on transitioning her to that once we run out of rice bran again (I don't want to waste what we already have) so thankyou for that advice.

Good job with your horse, he's a stunner!
    04-20-2012, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
Have you treated the hindgut?

If not put her on Equishure....treats and cures HindGut Acidosis which also causes foregut ulcers. You can get it through SmartPak.

I've used Equishure and Omaprazole paste on all of out barrel horses and off the track horses with ulcers and it cures them 100% of the time in 2 months they're sleek and gaining weight
The omeprazole paste has been shown to be much more effective than the tablets in curing ulcers, as you already know.
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