SERobinson

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    Richmond, VA
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    paso finos, thoroughbreds
  1. Equus vs. Horse & Rider

    I LOVE Equus. It's probably my favorite. I subscribe to EVERYTHING - The Horse, Horse Illustrated, The Horse Journal (a newsletter rather than magazine), Equus, Horse and Rider, and most recently, Practical Horseman. I probably care for Horse Illustrated the least. I know Horse and Rider is western and I am definitely not a western rider. However, I find I can apply almost everything in it to my style of riding - kind of gaited-English-pleasure. But I still like Equus the best.
  2. ALLEYWAY

    Isn't that just dandy! You like horses better than us!!
  3. Drug problem

    I love it!!
  4. Please be aware that PETA and other animal rights groups only release videotapes that either staged or that happen to support their point of view. I don't think it's very likely that you would see videos where everything is going smoothly as it should be.
  5. Dogs with Heartworms...Treatment options

    I'm currently treating an adopted stray for heartworms and my son in Texas is having his adopted dog treated for heartworms, as well. I think your vet is talking about an injected compound containing arsenic called Immiticide. The life-threatening part is when the worms die and break up, possibly leading to clots. The dogs MUST be kept quiet for the first month after receiving this treatment to avoid embolisms. Leash walk for bathroom only, no excitement. My dog had a moderately severe case, got two injections over two days, and is on aspirin to help reduce the chance of clots. My vet is way over-priced and is charging $500 for the treatment. My son's dog is in worse shape and has had a single injection, must be quiet for a month, then will receive two more injections and must be quiet for another month. His vet thinks steroids are better at reducing change of embolism. She is also cheaper - $300 for the three-injection treatment. As long as the dog is kept quiet, there are few fatalities associated with this treatment. It was far more dangerous with the old drugs.
  6. Beginning to think the health clinic doesnt know anything..

    Are you taking any other medications? Some medications can affect the metabolism of birth control pills. It is possible that the levels are too low, hence the early breakthrough periods.
  7. where to find a pony bit!

    By coincidence, I am looking for a pony bit also. Thanks!
  8. where to find a pony bit!

    By coincidence, I am looking for a pony bit also. Thanks!
  9. Elderly parakeet problem

    I've had parakeets for over 15 years. However, I don't have any experience with arthritis. There are some parakeet (budgie) websites that have bulletin boards where you can ask questions. I'd almost recommend not taking him to a vet because it is so stressful on them. I had an egg-bound parakeet that I took to an emergency vet. She got the egg out and sent the bird home with me with the suggestion that I take the bird to a "bird" specialist for a follow-up a few days later. That was a mistake. She was so traumatized by the visit to the "bird" specialist (he poked around at her A LOT) that she died a day later.
  10. Elderly parakeet problem

    I've had parakeets for over 15 years. However, I don't have any experience with arthritis. There are some parakeet (budgie) websites that have bulletin boards where you can ask questions. I'd almost recommend not taking him to a vet because it is so stressful on them. I had an egg-bound parakeet that I took to an emergency vet. She got the egg out and sent the bird home with me with the suggestion that I take the bird to a "bird" specialist for a follow-up a few days later. That was a mistake. She was so traumatized by the visit to the "bird" specialist (he poked around at her A LOT) that she died a day later.
  11. SC cracking down on horses entering the state

    The health certificate is something the vet fills out saying that the horse doesn't have any communicable diseases, etc. [ 03-18-2008, 09:19 PM: Message edited by: SusieQ ]
  12. Best place to live in TEXAS??

    Hey, I vote for Austin. We bought a small "ranchette" just over the Hays County line and plan on retiring there. In the meantime, our son is living there. Maybe I should qualify that - we'll retire there if he hasn't destroyed the place partying, etc.
  13. Swollen sheath (after cleaning)

    Is your horse overweight? An easy keeper? (Male) Horses with insulin resistance accumulate fat in their sheath, so it looks swollen. Also, if he's insulin resistant, he is more prone to laminitis with the spring grass coming in - maybe that's why he's limping. Is he standing funny, with his front legs kind of stuck forward? [ 03-16-2008, 06:36 PM: Message edited by: SusieQ ]
  14. Swollen sheath (after cleaning)

    Is your horse overweight? An easy keeper? (Male) Horses with insulin resistance accumulate fat in their sheath, so it looks swollen. Also, if he's insulin resistant, he is more prone to laminitis with the spring grass coming in - maybe that's why he's limping. Is he standing funny, with his front legs kind of stuck forward? [ 03-16-2008, 06:36 PM: Message edited by: SusieQ ]
  15. Cat pee??

    I second the Nature's Miracle suggestion. It was recommended to me by a vet and it does work!