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  1. Help Reading Hay Analysis

    They did send me the results but the file is too big to upload here. Ill see if I can get ahold of my vet over the weekend for a non emergency, due to work schedule and weather (rain). It looks like we need to get hay monday
  2. Help Reading Hay Analysis

    Ill be honest, on paper I dont know what good hay looks like. Ive always bought second cutting, mold free, green soft hay. We never had storage in the past for a year worth of hay so didnt do forage testing. Niwbthatbwe can buy for the year, I want to make sure im buying the best hay I can afford and dont want to rely on jut visual inspection. The navicular horse is 21 and we just retired him to lighy riding, mostly therapeutic ridig with my autistk son. I also have halter and driving horsea who are worked 45 mins a day 5 days a week
  3. Help Reading Hay Analysis

    We have a horse diagnosed with navicular and know how important the quality of hay he eats is. We usually buy our hay from several suppliers so cant hay test but this year are buying all from one supplier. Ive found someone who has their hay analysis but im not sure what levels are good, too low, too high etc. So far no other suppliers have an analysis
  4. Tribute Feeds

    This thread is four years old, the prices have skyrocketed since the post/replys here :)
  5. Cleaning Sheath In Cold Weather?!

    Ive been using KY jelly for years. The day before I glove up and put some ky up there and leave it sit, no rinsing needed. Next day I glove up with a little more KY jelly and everything is losened from the KY the day before, effortless sheath cleaning.
  6. Feeding New Yearling

    I reccomend Triple Crown Growth, its formulated for weaning through age 2. Its a 14% protein 10% fat, low NSC feed so not high in starch (unlike safechoice whos name is misleading, safechoice is not a low starch feed). Its low starch, high fat, and beet pulp based. We show halter horses who are later all arounders so I cant have growth issues caused by feed. Ive tried everything you can think of, and every supplement you can think of. Triple Crown growth is my prefered feed for babies. That said, if you cant get triple crown growth (some dealers only carry certain triple crown products) their senior has worked excellent for me for yearlings and two year olds as well. Before feeding it I did OK it with my two seperate vets and triple crowns nutritionalist.
  7. Lameness, Vet Treating As Navicular

    Ill get some new pics as soon as I can, the horse is currently sound, has been for a few days so hes actually heading to the state show in the morning, will scratch his only class if hes remotely sore though. Yes, he gets a little swelling if hes been stalled, when he first went lame he was stalled for three days with light hand walking and those pictures were taked during that time. Hes coming 21, so the vet feels thats to be expected. Other than this recent lameness issue, the horse has been completely sound and has been shown for years (but not run into the ground, shown every or every other weekend open and 4h shows through summer, turned out pretty much all day other than in bad weather or the day before a show after hes bathed and banded).
  8. Questions About Feeding My Senior Gelding

    To be honest, being 18 doesnt automatically mean he needs a senior feed, especially if he can still eat hay. 12lbs of hay a day really isnt close to the amount he needs, I would double it for winter, or add an additional 12lbs as soaked alfalfa cubes. His weight looks good, you dont want to pack a lot of extra weight on a senior horse as it can be hard on joints who might be starting to get arthritis. Extra hay will also help keep him warm through the winter.
  9. Lameness, Vet Treating As Navicular

    I just wanted to confirm my suspicions, and make sure I was right in them before firing anyone. I wouldnt think twice, but while the horse is boarded (which will be a while longer, as im pregnant on bed rest, I cant bring him back home right now) I will see this farrier and vet once a week. Its a very large AQHA show barn so the vet and farrier are there once a week, every week. It will be akward, so wanted to be sure I wasnt going to be in a position where I was dead wrong and eating my words kwim?
  10. Lameness, Vet Treating As Navicular

    For some reason it didnt include the before pics, they are bad (I didnt take them) but give you a tiny idea. They were 5 weeks post trim/reset, regular shoes. Taken after lameness started. front sides Front view front Rear. If it matters, the horse is 20 years old, gelding, normally ridden 1-1.5 hours 3-4 days a week, he was shown about every weekend all summer last shown at the end of sept and is supposed to be shown at a state championship this coming weekend if hes sound. At home hes ridden mostly in sand arenas, though he does do trail riding. Hes supposed to be turned out daily unless incliment weather, they are currently leary about turning out in bar shoes if its muddy. He eats 1/2 a scoop of southern states 11-6 pellets twice a day which he needs to maintain his weight through show season when hes worked a lot, hes been on this feed for atleast 5 years with no problems, first cutting grass hay, for supplements he gets california trace pellets, smartflex senior for arthritis, and the vet currently has him on Isoxuprene (not sure on spelling) and bute. The bute was to keep him comfortable until the new shoes and isox started to kick in.
  11. Lameness, Vet Treating As Navicular

    I am 32 weeks pregnant, and have had complications causing me to be on bedrest for the majority of my pregnancy. Due to this we boarded our riding horse and he is free leased to a 4h youth to show. He is 20 so has some mild arthritis thats controlled with supplements, but has never had lameness issues. We normally only put front shoes on him during show season, he is barefoot the rest of the year (I keep all of my other horses barefoot as well, including my halter horses). He has had shoes on the front since approx May this year, the girl leasing has them done by the barn farrier. The farrier is not who I use for my horses at home, my farrier does not do shoes. The barn farrier does most of the big show barns in my area, and everyone seems happy with his work. In retrospect I should have seen this coming, as I dont feel his trims are balanced, and it seems my horses heels got contracted only after he had been doing his feet for a couple months. The horse is trimmed and front shoes reset every 5-6 weeks, never over 6 weeks. At 5 weeks post trim, he looked long this time around, and the toe was looking very worn on his shoe, he was scheduled to be trimmed/reset later in the week. I got a call a week and a half ago that the horse was lame, limping at the trot. We got the vet up, she felt that it was a navicular issue however did not do nerve blocks or xrays. I didnt know anything about navicular at the time to even know to request them. She pointed out heel pain in front feet (the only feet with shoes) contracted heels, and uneven wear at the toe of the shoe. Prescribed Bute twice daily, Isoxoprene twice daily, the horse to be put in egg bar shoes without nailing the heel of the hoof, and to pad the heel area if the farrier felt it was necessary. Now, Im not well versed in lameness, the most Ive really had to deal with is arthritis in senior horses. I feel a lot of this is my fault, being as pregnant as I am and on bedrest, I have only been to the barn to check on the horse every 1-2 weeks all summer, as hes been leased under the supervision of a trainer, and was shown all summer. To be honest, when I was going to check on him, I truly wasnt paying as much attention to his feet as I should have been, other than asking that they have the farrier please trim him a tad shorter with less toe, but the trim never seemed to change much. I cant imagine a horse with NO history of any lameness go from perfectly sound being shown every weekend to limping lame overnight. I had trouble getting good pictures, as I said im 32 weeks pregnant and have trouble getting my shoes tied, so hoof pictures were a bit hard. I am aware of some thrush going on, which is also being delt with, after a stern conversation with the girl leasing about properly cleaning his feet to prevent it from happening in the first place. The before pictures arent good, I didnt take them, but they are all I have, its an idea though. The pictures with the bar shoes are the after shoes. The before pictures are 5 weeks post trim and are taken the day after the horse went lame. The after pictures with the bar shoes are 3 days post trim with the bar shoes being put on with the pads. Hopefully I get these all up in order. I guess what I think is the horse needs the shoes off, trimmed by a barefoot trimmer, and to let his heels spread from being contracted. On the other hand its completely against the vets advice, by using a different farrier Im sure ill upset whos currently doing his feet as well as the barn owner/trainer, Im sure if I use a different trimmer, if I indeed did need the bar shoes in the future, I dont think he would work on the horse again, so I want to be sure of what I do before I start "firing" people or making big decisions. Pics after trimmed again and bar shoes put on front Front left Front left bottom Front right Front right bottom Front view of front hooves Rear right (no shoes on hinds) Rear right bottom Rear left Rear left bottom
  12. At My Wits End, Tail Itching (Pic Included)

    I have one who does it too, MSM supplement and a fatty acid coat supplement helped, and we also use mtg on him a few times now that hes not raw. He literally rubbed his entire tail bone bald to skin this spring, just in time for show season, ugh
  13. Also, to save a few bucks, dont buy it at TSC. Lowes sells woven wire field fence 4' tall, 330' long, and its $149 Ive had it for years and its holding strong
  14. You do not want to use welded wire with minis, they are notorious for rubbing fences in their winter coat, and instead of giving like woven wire, it will snap. Weve been showing minis on the breed level for about 8 years now, and big horses for about 15. The 2x4 woven wire isnt good for the minis, perfect size for their hooves to get stuck in. You can get woven wire that has 6x6 openings at the top with 2x6 openings at the bottom, we use this and install it upside down, with the smaller openings at the top so no one gets a foot stuck. You need to reinforce the fence with two strands of hot wire, of they will rub on it and it will look terrible in a year. I use a strand about 12" from the ground, 24", and along the top so our big horses dont lead over the fence and mash it down.
  15. Oppositional Defiant Disorder ( Odd )

    As far as poor parenting being covered up by a diagnosis, how does this fall into that? A child that from the day it was born, cried constantly, NEVER slept through the night (even now) despite parents best efforts, infact he cried so much and couldnt be consoled that he was sent for all kinds of testing, Xrays, MRI's to make sure he didnt have broken bones or a brain bleed. Could not ever manage to hold any type of sippy cup or bottle that needed held upside down to drink from (went from breastfed to a straw). Couldnt swallow solid food until a year old. At 7 months old started throwing himself out of his crib, and would cry inconsolably and bite himself until he bled, bash his head off the wall or floor constantly, in a playpen would hit himself in the face with rattles and such. He walked for about four days before he started just running, full speed every where. Never made eye contact when spoken too, or reacted to a person speaking, just in their own little world. He just said Mom Mum and Daddy, in October, at 28 months old. Cannot sit still, at all, and Im not just a overbearing parent that wants their kids to sit still all day. He cant sit down to even watch a cartoon, color, build blocks. He has a little table he stands at, and jumps while playing. He spends most of the day running back and forth from corner to corner (shaking his head) or jumping in place flapping his hands. He cant handle crowded places like stores, covers his ears shaking crying, although an audiology test showed no problems with his hearing or heightened sense of hearing. I could go on and on all day about the behaviors, before I even got into his ODD, ADHD, and agression with others. Im a stay at home mom, not someone who dumped her kid off at daycare and he was ignored a lot so has bad behavior. Yes, there are kids with diagnosis they probably dont have, but there are many kids who are honestly disabled and societies views that they have bad parents and thats the problem are truly disgusting. You wouldnt tell a person in a wheel chair that they are fine and faking it, why would you say that about a child? Yea, there are some people who fake needing a wheelchair, but the majority are honestly disabled, just like autistic children. My son will start going to a day school later this year, and Im truly worried about a bus ride. Im actually working things out that I will drive him to and from the program on the days he does, as I do not trust he would be safe on a bus, due to his behavior. I think he would cause an accident, as bus's dont have car seats to keep him contained while the vehicle is moving. Kudos to those who drive those buses, that has to be a very hard job.