Re: Jiaogulan , APF, Prascend

Dawn Wagstaff

Nancy, thank you for the response, I will pick up APF this afternoon. 

In my case, I have to tread a little lightly about the Cornell/MSU situation. My vet is an adjunct at MSU, we are located only an hour away and most of the vets in my area are grads. He knows Hal Schott , DVM personally. I also attend occasional public equestrian care seminars there. They are my emergency clinic. 

He is open to working with whoever I want as far as labs, etc.( we went through quite a few labs several years ago with my mare that Dr.Kellon was consulting on). Of course, he uses MSU exclusively unless there is an overriding reason to go somewhere else. I can request Cornell next time, I just need to be "sensitive" about it.

 Fortunately for me, he didn't want to just treat lab numbers, but instead is treating the horse he sees in front of him. This is something that those members who are new need to be aware of. If you are simply treating numbers and the horse is not getting better. He also has embraced many of the recommendations here. This morning as we discussed feed, he said that for IR prone horses, in his opinion, there is no safe bagged feed, and he only recommends a carrier and either balanced minerals or a mineral ration balancer.

I can remember when you couldn't get a vet to recommend anything other than Purina.....

Dawn Wagstaff
Saline, MI  2003

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