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  1. Rider Wellness
    Hi! I've been riding for the past few years (I'm 16 now) and have been having no problems with my spine. Though in October I was diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses and now I have a PICC line. My last ride before I had to stop was in September and I was riding a new horse and had SEVERE...
  2. Horse Health
    My gelding just had a bout with colic. I called the vet out three days ago and she said he had an impacted bowel. We had to inject him with Banamine a few times, and there was lots and lots of walking. I spent a lot of time with him, and checked on him at least once every few hours for days...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello all, I am posting on account of the recent new report stating that a horse was diagnosed with Hendra in NSW recently. I googled the symptoms of this virus, and they sound very similar to what was going on with our 17 year old thoroughbred who suddenly passed away a couple of weeks ago...
  4. Rider Wellness
    Hi guys, Everything is so green here for once! The temperatures are just right for horseback riding and doing things outdoors. My horses' pasture is down right *lush* (you can see pics in the Pictures Forum), and it is the first time in about three years that summer hasn't been dry and...
  5. Barn Maintenance
    at the end of the summer last year pastures were bare! and my horses started coming in drooling ALOT! i researched what could be causing this and all i could find was possibly too much clover in the feild or different types of weeds.... im planning on reseeding my fields this spring but i am...
  6. Horse Health
    Hey everyone, My 6 year old QH mare has had a runny nose since I got her about 3 months ago. I did some research and found that it was not a problem as long as it is clear, which it was. She was eating grass in the pasture until about 3 weeks ago when I gave her a round bail alternating pens...
  7. Horse Health
    Okay so I just got this new gelding, a 9 year old 16.2 hh Thoroughbred, never raced, been trained to level 2 dressage. I rode him when I went to look at him and we lunged(warmed up) 30 minutes, the woman rode him for 45 minutes and then I rode him for 45 minutes. During this time, I noticed...
  8. Farm Animals
    I have a chicken who appears to be sick. Much more like she's depressed. She barely eats, so has lost lots of weight. She barely drinks as well. She simply sits in the little "cubbies" where they lay their eggs. If you walk in there, she gets really fluffed up and "screeches" as you. Hasn't...
  9. Horse Health
    I'm buying my first horse this summer and want to know what I should vaccinate him (gelding) against. I live in Nova Scotia. Could someone also tell me the most common horse illness', diseases, etc. And the deadly ones. Thanks. I really want to make sure im vaccinating him against the mot...
  10. Horse Health
    Fellow Horse Forum-ers, I think during my last post you misunderstood the question, or it was too 'vague'. I have been riding for years and I am will be leasing and hopefully one day buying a horse, and I have researched the different illnesses a lot. I have read a full book on the sicknesses...
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