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I am hoping you can give me an idea if this is the best plan
Hi - I am hoping you can give me an idea if this is the best plan of action.I have a 6.5 foal who is still nursing on mom. They are turned out on a 3 acre pasture with a large comfortable barn/shed (s… read more
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Hi I have a 12yr old gelding that is not gaining any weight.
Hi' I have a 12yr old gelding that is not gaining any weight. I feed him grass hay free choice, 1/4 bale of alfalfa, 9 # ***** alfalfa pellets and ser. Sweet feed 1 time a day. I started out feed 1/2 … read more
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horse: fed hay twice a day..quite lean, not gaining weight
Hi, I have a 5 year old 1/4 horse gelding used for barrel racing. He is fed hay twice a day and gets satin finish pellets and plain rolled oats and a loose mineral twice a day as well, 1/2 gallon tota… read more
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I have an 18 year old Saddlebred mare that presents with severe
I have an 18 year old Saddlebred mare that presents with severe diarrhea and weight loss each winter for the past 3 years. Her current diet is coastal hay (free fed) and alfalfa and crimped oats at fe… read more
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I have a year old paint filly she is HYPP N/N . The problem
I have a year old paint filly she is HYPP N/N . The problem I'm haveing is she is shaking in her knees when standing rocking forward she is not on any grain at this time and is not lame nor is there a… read more
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Dr. Mike
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I would like to feed my horses some rice bran as a daily supplement.
I would like to feed my horses some rice bran as a daily supplement. They have free access to pasture, coastal bahia, timothy and orchard with some tea leaf mixed, properly analyzed and fertilized eac… read more
Dr. M.
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I have a 14 yr old quarter horse gelding who is last in pecking
I have a 14 yr old quarter horse gelding who is last in pecking order with the four horses he lives with. He appears to be a little thinner than usual. What do you recommend I feed him to get some wei… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
1,572 satisfied customers
quarter horse: things like grimacing and head shaking
I have a 4 year old quarter horse mare that is always zoned out, Eventually focuses but not for long, She is a cutting horse and is well maintained, hocks, stifles, chiroptractor, etc. but still does … read more
Dr. Mike
Dr. Mike
Equine Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
536 satisfied customers
Good evening, I have a 10 week old, BIG, #325, healthy, quarter
Good evening, I have a 10 week old, BIG, #325, healthy, quarter horse filly, mare is a older heavy milker. She eats grass and alfalfa. I supplement the mare only in a seperate stall. I was planning on… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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horse: in that has been largely on a hay and grass diet..grain..coat
We are brining a horse in that has been largely on a hay and grass diet and we want to begin feeding grain to promote weight gain and healthy coat. What is a recommended feeding regiment and what prod… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 26 yr old mare that is very thin. Shes 1/2 TBred
I have a 26 yr old mare that is very thin. She's 1/2 TBred and has always been on the thin side but never like this. Her teeth are okay, she gets pellets, hay, senior feed and roams on my property wit… read more
Dr. Jamie
Dr. Jamie
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I have a senior horse that I just rescued two months ago.
I have a senior horse that I just rescued two months ago. She was alone in a small pasture with cattle. She was severely underweight and needed her teeth floated. We moved her to a barn with large pas… read more
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Dr. Tanis
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horses: can this alone cause some weight problems.
i have four horses. this year alone, we have had them on 3 different pastures, in three different part of missouri. can this alone cause some weight problems. at this time we have them in two fence lo… read more
Dr. Jamie
Dr. Jamie
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Doctoral Degree
756 satisfied customers
I have a 3 month old Morgan filly that is not eating solid
I have a 3 month old Morgan filly that is not eating solid food as well as she should be, and displaying significant esophageal belching and/or reflux. I started her on 1/4 tube of Ulcergard for two w… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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My horse is a 12 yr. old Paint/quarter horse, UTD on shots
My horse is a 12 yr. old Paint/quarter horse, UTD on shots and coggins, never had any problems with her in the couple years I've owned her. She is out in pasture ten hours a day then put in a stall wi… read more
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Dr. B.
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Doctoral Degree
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i have a 9mo old filly. i bought here about a week ago and
i have a 9mo old filly. i bought here about a week ago and am preparing to bring her home. the previous owner hasnt keep a consistant diet for her and i was wanting to know if the feed i have on hand … read more
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Dr. Margo
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Doctoral Degree
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appaloosa: filly who will not eat grain or hay..her teeth..kidney
I have a 3 year old appalossa filly who will not eat grain or hay and has been like this for months. I've had her teeth floated, and just recently took her to the vet, were he took blood for testing. … read more
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My horse hasnt been eating her full meals everyday for the
My horse hasn't been eating her full meals everyday for the past 3 days. She usually eating up to half, but there's also been less than half. What do I need to do? She doesn't seem irritable or showin… read more
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