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post #101 of 110 Old 02-13-2014, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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TBQH=To Be Quite Honest-it's "text" speak, which HF tries to discourage ( I think). Hope Rusty is feeling better soon!
He is please read the update
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post #102 of 110 Old 02-13-2014, 08:09 PM
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From the pic posted of Rusty, he does not look that thin.. Can you feel his ribs under all that hair ? winter hair can hide problems.He may need some extra calories in winter, beet pulp and maybe a senior feed for the vitamins . He may just be arthritic.
Bute is for pain. Glad to hear he is no longer limping. He looks to have a hay belly or worms, you can find generic ivermectin fairly cheap and strongid .
You can go 8 weeks on farrier work, if he has slow growing hooves. I have a couple of horses that go much longer, and they just dont grow hoof and keep them worn off ,
My horses are all barefoot.
Everyone who has horses was a Beginner at some point. Dont get discouraged by rude comments . There is only one dumb question , and that is the one that is not asked.
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Glad he seems better, please update us once Laura comes!
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Oh just FYI, personally I would stay far far away from anything wire with horses. I know some people do it but several of my own horses have had issues with it and I like them in one piece! If it's only wire it's very difficult to see.

This is what I use:

Works well and is relatively cheap.

Just a heads up if you want to re-fence, do some research and pick the best option.
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Rusty Update Important!
He is back to limping Laura took care of Rusty's hoofs. Turns out he had abscess on his heel. They are popped already so we are putting stuff on it to help him heal everyday. On a regular trimming schedual now.
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"There is only one dumb question , and that is the one that is not asked"
Thanks for the adviser and I agree with quote. Posted update about Rusty.
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Glad he seems better, please update us once Laura comes!
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Oh just FYI, personally I would stay far far away from anything wire with horses. I know some people do it but several of my own horses have had issues with it and I like them in one piece! If it's only wire it's very difficult to see.

This is what I use:

Works well and is relatively cheap.

Just a heads up if you want to re-fence, do some research and pick the best option.
Thanks for the advise.
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Care to post some hoof pics? Have you booked the vet yet, if he's limping again/still?? If the abscesses have already burst, they shouldn't be the cause of continuing lameness, esp at the heels, where they often come & go unnoticed, without obvious lameness at all.
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Care to post some hoof pics? Have you booked the vet yet, if he's limping again/still?? If the abscesses have already burst, they shouldn't be the cause of continuing lameness, esp at the heels, where they often come & go unnoticed, without obvious lameness at all.
Have yet to have spare time but I will when I get time.
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