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- I'm in southern lower Michigan. We have had a rather cold winter but the days are definitely getting longer and I have seen robins and the birds are singing their spring songs (sweet!) and according to the weather man we will be in the mid-30s by the end of next week :) I'm remembering a few snow storms in our area in May too but usually we are snow-less, cold but without snow by mid-May.
- I'm not sure where you're located, but the horses here in Alberta are starting to shed as well. *knock on wood* that Spring is around the corner and we don't get any freak snowstorms in like May - which isn't terribly common here, but certainly not unheard of.
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- horse happy liked post by budley95 On thread : Allergies?!If you want someone to chat to about allergies, I've been having loads of fun with them this summer... Had my horse 9 years and this year in June (no word of a lie he won a working hunter class the...Liked On: 09-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Posted On: 09-10-2014, 02:22 PMIt was 40ccs of children's benadryl per the vet's instructions. She was wheezing horribly and using every muscle she has to breathe. It's been horribly hot and humid here and she had a pretty bad...Liked On: 09-09-2014, 11:28 PM
Posted On: 09-09-2014, 10:15 PMBenadryl is great for "heavey" horses, but the antihistamine effect can cause the horse to stop sweating so make sure you monitor him while the weather is still warm. If he stops sweating after...Liked On: 09-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Posted On: 09-09-2014, 09:26 PMDosage for Benadryl is 2-4 mg/kg/. For a 1000#/454 Kg horse that would be 900-1800mg broken down into 3 doses. You can buy cheap generic at Costco or Sams. Typical tablets are 25mg. Don't they...Liked On: 09-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Posted On: 09-05-2014, 10:20 AMhorse happy liked post by rookie On thread : Allergies?!I would look into the allergy testing. I knew a horse that was allergic to pine pollen and one that was allergic to alfalfa. The owners took the horse of alfalfa and his heaves cleared up. Dex...Liked On: 09-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Posted On: 09-04-2014, 11:40 AMYour horse could of developed allergies once he got to your place just from different triggers be it environment or diet. It's hard to tell what the triggers are at this point. If it's environment,...Liked On: 09-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Posted On: 09-04-2014, 09:16 AMhorse happy liked post by hillcrestfarm On thread : AniMed AniHist - Do you use it?I just got a 15.3h 8.5 year old Registered Paint yesterday and his old owner had him on this supplement because he has mild heaves and is sensitive to pollen. She wasn't giving it to him correctly....Liked On: 08-20-2014, 12:15 AM
Posted On: 05-16-2011, 09:57 AMhorse happy liked post by TXhorseman On thread : My mare won't stand still and it's not while mounting!Tension in the rider can be very deceiving. The rider I mentioned above came for a lesson one day. The horse she had been working with was not as relaxed as usual with her. Still, she seemed to be...Liked On: 06-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Posted On: 06-25-2014, 12:21 PMHey everyone! :) I bought a mare last month, I've ridden her a few times and she is a very sweet girl. I was told she was 5 or 6 but I just had her teeth floated and the equine dentist informed me...Liked On: 06-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Posted On: 06-24-2014, 06:30 PMhorse happy liked post by TXhorseman On thread : My mare won't stand still and it's not while mounting!You mention that your horse will stand still when you dismount but not stay at a halt when riding. This is a good clue to solving the problem. When I have had students with this problem, I generally...Liked On: 06-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Posted On: 06-24-2014, 07:54 PMThank you TXhorseman... when I get ready to ride again I will reread this before I get on to refresh myself with what you said and apply it! :-) I am just coming back to riding after a 20 year...Liked On: 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Posted On: 06-24-2014, 10:04 PMhorse happy liked post by walkinthewalk On thread : Steaming Your Hay, Versus Soaking It (article from thehorse.com)1. Soaking is specifically to leech starches out of high NSC hay (or is WSC used these days?) for metabolic horses. I tried that trick once and promptly stopped on the first freezing day of the...Liked On: 05-27-2014, 03:56 PM
Posted On: 12-24-2013, 10:56 AMThank you for your condolences. I am sure everything will work out for your new boy. I just wish people would be honest when selling a horse. More horses would find perfect homes that way. Any...Liked On: 05-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Posted On: 08-28-2013, 02:51 PMhorse happy liked post by deserthorsewoman On thread : Dealing with heaves? Tips, thoughts?Agree with Sachmo. I lost two this way. One died literally in my arms from heart failure at age 26, has been symptom free most of the years I had him(15) until we moved to that barn. The second one...Liked On: 05-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Posted On: 08-28-2013, 12:14 PMI agree with the advise you are getting and MSM and vitamin C will help but I don't think I would close the deal too quickly on this horse. You may want to have more information before you consider...Liked On: 05-27-2014, 03:40 PM
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