ejforrest

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  1. Building Weight

    There is resistance to daily dewormers. If he still isnt gaining weight and is losing weight, you should have the vet out. Need to check for ulcers-will keep weight off and keep losing, vitamin A deficiency-will make a horse lose weight, full of parasites due to resistance to many dewormers. FEC-fecal egg count done by you or your vet can see if your horse is full of worms and if your deworming program is working. Hooks and points on the teeth can interfer with weight. Vet can see if your horse need to be floated.
  2. Rainrot

    An improved diet and iodine-either shampoo or plain iodine. Vitamin A has nothing to do with it. Or help it.
  3. Rainrot

    An improved diet and iodine-either shampoo or plain iodine. Vitamin A has nothing to do with it. Or help it.
  4. How much Vitamin A? Rainrot & crusty eyes

    Rain Rot: "Horses that are physically stressed with poor nutrition are more susceptible to rain rot; part of the treatment plan for those horses is an improved diet." "Green forages and carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A." Deficiency: Depressed appitite, weight loss, a dull haircoat, night blindness, excessive tearing of the eyes, anima, and even convulsive seizures.. The only way a horse can develop a vitamin A deficiency is if he is deprived of hay or pature for more than six months or very old hay or poor pasture, then a supplement is a good idea". "Horses can experience vitamin A toxicity, though as a rule it only occurs when an owner over supplements the diet." "There has been no demonstrated benefit to horses by feeding more than 2,000 to 3,000 IU/kg per day".
  5. How much Vitamin A? Rainrot & crusty eyes

    Rain Rot: "Horses that are physically stressed with poor nutrition are more susceptible to rain rot; part of the treatment plan for those horses is an improved diet." "Green forages and carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A." Deficiency: Depressed appitite, weight loss, a dull haircoat, night blindness, excessive tearing of the eyes, anima, and even convulsive seizures.. The only way a horse can develop a vitamin A deficiency is if he is deprived of hay or pature for more than six months or very old hay or poor pasture, then a supplement is a good idea". "Horses can experience vitamin A toxicity, though as a rule it only occurs when an owner over supplements the diet." "There has been no demonstrated benefit to horses by feeding more than 2,000 to 3,000 IU/kg per day".
  6. Major Feed Prob.......help Oz!

    I am a big user of beet pulp. If any horse gets into each others feed, so what...beet pulp is safe to feed as much as you want and is an easy to digest fiber-fiber is the most important part of a horses diet. I got two horses that were nothing but walking skelotons in may this year. 7 months later with no health issues they put on over a 100 pounds each. I used a gallon of beet pulp(2 gallons for the percheron) and a gallon of alfalfa pellets each along with a complete vitamin/mineral supplement. These are all natural to the horses diet-grains are not- and healthy even if they get into the feed room. Beet pulp is also a "cheap" feed-depending on where you live. I feed 7 horses beet pulp and three get the alfalfa mixed in because of the weight issues and old age issues. Good luck! Here is an article that might help you. "Hay Alternatives for Horses" www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=8898
  7. Major Feed Prob.......help Oz!

    I am a big user of beet pulp. If any horse gets into each others feed, so what...beet pulp is safe to feed as much as you want and is an easy to digest fiber-fiber is the most important part of a horses diet. I got two horses that were nothing but walking skelotons in may this year. 7 months later with no health issues they put on over a 100 pounds each. I used a gallon of beet pulp(2 gallons for the percheron) and a gallon of alfalfa pellets each along with a complete vitamin/mineral supplement. These are all natural to the horses diet-grains are not- and healthy even if they get into the feed room. Beet pulp is also a "cheap" feed-depending on where you live. I feed 7 horses beet pulp and three get the alfalfa mixed in because of the weight issues and old age issues. Good luck! Here is an article that might help you. "Hay Alternatives for Horses" www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=8898
  8. OK CALL ME DUMB NEED HELP.

    These articles should be able to help you. "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.asxp?ID+1690 "Blankets and Blanketing" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=1770 "Blanketing" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=625
  9. OK CALL ME DUMB NEED HELP.

    These articles should be able to help you. "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.asxp?ID+1690 "Blankets and Blanketing" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=1770 "Blanketing" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=625
  10. Strangles & West Nile Vaccination

    Recommendations for strangles vaccine is if your horse is traveling, being around other horses. It is not a 100% effective-no vaccine is, but it can help the horse not get it as bad. As with the WNV vaccine, it is 99% effective. WNV is still around and vaccinating against it would be the smart choice. Talk to your vet and see what he/she recommends. Better safe than sorry. Stangles is a mess to deal with and WNV is a long and expensive recovery-if they recover.
  11. Strangles & West Nile Vaccination

    Recommendations for strangles vaccine is if your horse is traveling, being around other horses. It is not a 100% effective-no vaccine is, but it can help the horse not get it as bad. As with the WNV vaccine, it is 99% effective. WNV is still around and vaccinating against it would be the smart choice. Talk to your vet and see what he/she recommends. Better safe than sorry. Stangles is a mess to deal with and WNV is a long and expensive recovery-if they recover.
  12. Colicing horse..?? Please help!

    She is telling you that it isnt healthy to feed grains. Grains produce "alot" of stomach acid and alot of stomach acid produces ulcers. Research shows feeding grains causes colic, ulcers and alot more health problems. Your horse would be better off without grains. Feed beet pulp instead, its cheaper and its an "easy to digest fiber". Fiber is the most important part of a horses diet, not grains. If she is a hard keeper, feed beet pulp, a fat supplement, and more hay. She and your other horses will be happier ad healthier for it. Feeding more hay also helps to keep the stomach acid down-hay works as a "buffer".
  13. Colicing horse..?? Please help!

    She is telling you that it isnt healthy to feed grains. Grains produce "alot" of stomach acid and alot of stomach acid produces ulcers. Research shows feeding grains causes colic, ulcers and alot more health problems. Your horse would be better off without grains. Feed beet pulp instead, its cheaper and its an "easy to digest fiber". Fiber is the most important part of a horses diet, not grains. If she is a hard keeper, feed beet pulp, a fat supplement, and more hay. She and your other horses will be happier ad healthier for it. Feeding more hay also helps to keep the stomach acid down-hay works as a "buffer".
  14. Rain Rot and Vit. A deficiency

    By: Stephen White, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, a dermatologist at the University of California, Davis. "Horses that are physically stressed with poor nutrition are more susceptible to rain rot;part of the treatment plan for those horses is an improved diet. Sometimes a combination of penicillin and streptomycin is used. Mild cases generally respond to topical treatments, such as washing the horse with an iodine shampoo."
  15. Rain Rot and Vit. A deficiency

    By: Stephen White, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, a dermatologist at the University of California, Davis. "Horses that are physically stressed with poor nutrition are more susceptible to rain rot;part of the treatment plan for those horses is an improved diet. Sometimes a combination of penicillin and streptomycin is used. Mild cases generally respond to topical treatments, such as washing the horse with an iodine shampoo."
  16. mysterious sudden death?

    Overload of parasites, ulcers, or colic.
  17. mysterious sudden death?

    Overload of parasites, ulcers, or colic.
  18. Lice

    "Horses that are well fed and well groomed seldom if ever get lice". Brushing horses often helps to keep lice off. Well fed horses have a better immune system to help fight off lice infestation. Treat all horses and then treat again in a couple of weeks to treat the eggs that hatch.
  19. Lice

    "Horses that are well fed and well groomed seldom if ever get lice". Brushing horses often helps to keep lice off. Well fed horses have a better immune system to help fight off lice infestation. Treat all horses and then treat again in a couple of weeks to treat the eggs that hatch.
  20. Question on Vaccinations???

    By: Rebecca S. McConnico, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM and Philip J. Johnson, BVS, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, MRCVS: "Foals should have their fist set of vaccinations between three and six months of age and boosters given every four to eight weeks until one year of age." "Vaccination recommendations for young horses are fairly uniform. Both Johnson and McConnico recommend protection against tetanus, infuenza, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis(EEE, WEE), West Nile virus(WNV), rhinopneumonitis, and rabies." "Vaccinations for Youngsters" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=6308
  21. Question on Vaccinations???

    By: Rebecca S. McConnico, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM and Philip J. Johnson, BVS, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, MRCVS: "Foals should have their fist set of vaccinations between three and six months of age and boosters given every four to eight weeks until one year of age." "Vaccination recommendations for young horses are fairly uniform. Both Johnson and McConnico recommend protection against tetanus, infuenza, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis(EEE, WEE), West Nile virus(WNV), rhinopneumonitis, and rabies." "Vaccinations for Youngsters" www.thehorse.com/printarticle.aspx?ID=6308
  22. Diarreha in yearling

    Have her checked for ulcers and do a fec to see if the parasites have been cleared up. Horses under 24 months should be dewormed every 60 days.
  23. Diarreha in yearling

    Have her checked for ulcers and do a fec to see if the parasites have been cleared up. Horses under 24 months should be dewormed every 60 days.
  24. Runny stool .... cause?

    Things that will cause this: Sand Infectious disease agents that can be parasitic such as small strongyle infection. Parasite resistant to your deworming program Ulcers Tumors Sudden changes in diet Grains-starches cause diarrhea, loose stools Unknown origin Inflammatory bowel disease syndromes altered organ function Altered intestinal flora(microbes in the intestine) *Probiotics have not been proven to be effective in horses. *Solid research proving probiotics worth to horses is missing. *An effective dosage for horses has not yet been determined. It is suspected that in adult horses you would probably need 100 to 500 billion colony forming units(CFUs). If you buy a product that has a mere 10 million CFUs, you will need to feed large quantities for your horse to receive the recommended dose.
  25. Runny stool .... cause?

    Things that will cause this: Sand Infectious disease agents that can be parasitic such as small strongyle infection. Parasite resistant to your deworming program Ulcers Tumors Sudden changes in diet Grains-starches cause diarrhea, loose stools Unknown origin Inflammatory bowel disease syndromes altered organ function Altered intestinal flora(microbes in the intestine) *Probiotics have not been proven to be effective in horses. *Solid research proving probiotics worth to horses is missing. *An effective dosage for horses has not yet been determined. It is suspected that in adult horses you would probably need 100 to 500 billion colony forming units(CFUs). If you buy a product that has a mere 10 million CFUs, you will need to feed large quantities for your horse to receive the recommended dose.