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        04-21-2013, 01:29 PM
    Green Broke
    Make sure the cow pond and stream are don't have stagnant water. I would use water from a clean source in a barrel. You just don't know what was upstream and decided to pee or poo in that stream.
    If you can, get some beet pulp, TSC has it in pellet form here, not shreds, but I have found that it soaks out just as good as the shreds. I soak it two hours before feeding , can be a pain, but it keeps the weight on my ancient ones.I also give them all in one or a+m feed , you can also wet soak this , easier to chew for them than hay. You are kind to help this poor old horse ;) Good luck, hope the lice go away, be sure to powder and bleach your brush ! My old horses shed out funny , clumpy, but they do shed to sleek haired, cushings don't really shed out.
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        04-21-2013, 02:19 PM
    I bet that Stream has Cleaner water than the tap water would;)
    she should be gaining weight with all that you are doing..
        04-21-2013, 08:01 PM
    Senior feed contains beet pulp. By the name it is designed for the senior horse. You've done about all you can for her except for the floating, now you get to play the waiting game. Because we are so close to them we often fail to see the small changes. Go away for two days and then they will seem like big changes. My horses used to get their teeth floated the "old fashioned way". The vet didn't even use a speculum but held the tongue out of the way and ground away with the float. Many still use the speculum without tranquilizing the horse. The tranq that is used paralyses the tongue so you have to hold the horse on the lead rope to be sure it doesn't try to nibble, for about 45 min. I kept holding until the horse's eyes looked bright, an additional 1/2 hour.
        04-23-2013, 03:17 AM
    The stream and pond are fed my a natural spring. I'D drink it, lol. There is a big tub too. I forgot to call my mil to set up a day best for her for the vet appt. HOPEFULLY I'll get something scheduled tomorrow. We have her old gelding to do, and my two need checked, and vaccines and coggins. We're taking them to the vet's stables for it, so four horses should be fun! Lol. The lice are not being seen so I think the adults r dead. So we r trying to kill eggs now!
        04-24-2013, 12:34 AM
    BTW the mud is all dried up! AND we just realized she has two white socks, lol.... But I am taking Saddlebag's advice. I didnt go see her today and I'll TRY my best to keep away tomorrow, then go check her out! :) Hopefully it wont be cold! I'll post a new picture!
        04-24-2013, 12:48 AM
    Instead of staying away, I'd be taking photos each day. That way you can still do what is needed and see progress.

    But that's just me.
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        04-24-2013, 06:13 AM
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Instead of staying away, I'd be taking photos each day. That way you can still do what is needed and see progress.

    But that's just me.
    My mil is also caring for her and is closer to the fields anyway, but I can only go a day, lol... I didnt go today bc I had made a promise to a friend and was driving her around to find a kitten, and didnt get back until late, so I didnt got see her, but I don't think I can wait another day, lol... Supposed to be really nice today too, so her blanket can come back off for the day at least! So i'll post pics tonight.
        04-24-2013, 06:14 AM
    Float scheduled for Tuesday, btw!
        04-26-2013, 12:33 AM
    Ok my mom was sick today, so I didnt make it to see Cricket. BUT my mil and bro in law take care of her too, so she was fed and we had to blanket her for the night, bc it's dropping in the thirties. I DID see her off in the feild above my house, and it looks like she has some fuzz from far away! I'll be there tomorrow though. ALWAYS eat together on Fridays. AND my miniature is coming back to THIS farm (we move them bc of the mud-they'd sink and we'd loose them, lol!). So I will definitely be down. All I got to do is remember my cell phone so I can snap a picture! So excited to get her floated. We r doing the power float! Havent had one of those before.... My usual vet doesnt do it, but recommended it for her. Do they sedate them a little more than with a manual? Man it's expensive! $145! But we're splitting the cost for it, so I only have to pay like $75! Plus rabies and coggins.
        04-29-2013, 01:03 AM
    Ok, this was yesterday! The vet came out to do coggins and vaccines. I got the date wrong from the float though! It's another week from now. It's on the 9th. We're didnt get it done Saturday bc my vet only does manual, so my mother in law wants to try a new vet that does do the power float bc my vet said it would probably be a better idea for her, to make sure all the hooks are done really good. He said she looks better and to keep up the good work! He said it takes time and not to worry. We're doing everything he'd recommend, just keep it up, and he said he'll come back in two months if she doesnt improve and we'll do some tests. He said it'll be harder bc she's older, but he thinks she'll gain on her own with what we're doing. So here are the pics. It was REALLY sunny so it was hard to take good pics, and the sun made her ribs look worse, but her hair is coming in nicely as you can see! And she is perky and happy! :) I don't think daily pics will help. Unless you guys think otherwise. I think the one poster was right. I didnt get to see her for two days, and she looked improved to me! She is feisty even! She kicks at the young horses when they irritate her, lol...
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