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Clippers for Cushings Coat

marktime@...
 

My horse Rudy has a one inch-summer coat and a five-inch winter one.  He is responding to Pergolide and diet changes but the coat stays.  It is starting to get hot in Missouri and I would like to get a clipper and shorten his summer coat now, and his winter coat (not AS short) next spring.  I did some research and came up with this set of clippers.  Will this do for trimming twice a year?  If not, what should I look for that will not break the bank?


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018KVI3Y/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


Thank you,


Judy in SW Missouri

4/2014


Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

cynthia kontz
 

Oh Corrine,

I am so very sorry to hear about your dear girl Chardonnay. Please try to find comfort in knowing that you and Jasper are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs to you both!
Cindy & Raven
WV - 2012(?)



On Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:55 AM, "'Cindy L. McGinley' cmcginl1@... [EquineCushings]" wrote:


 
So very sorry for your loss. Blessings and peace to you and Jasper.
 
 
- Cindy (with Alf's Entourage) in Central NY
ECIR Support
May 2006
www.blackhorseconsulting.com
 



Re: Newly diagnosed pony, feeling overwhelmed....

Chanda
 

You know your mare best, but yes, she should feel better once she is on the right dose of meds for her.   Correct diet helps too.    I'm still learning my guy's rhythms since I didn't have him that long before he was diagnosed, but I do notice subtle changes in him when his meds aren't right.   Like, when he's feeling good and "normal", he'll greet me as soon as he sees me (or hears me) with a big whinny; when he's feeling punky he doesn't make a sound.  

Chanda

MT 9/04


low insulin test

tootsie2toes2
 

My small horse (approx. 800 lbs) was originally tested for insulin at 140 (range 10-30).  She's on 100 mg capsule once a day of cyproheptadine.  The most recent test came in as 6 (again range 10-30).  I'm wondering if I could reduce dosage of cypro to every other day or every day and a half.  She has no symptoms at this time of cushings.  She had a slight case of laminitis in one hoof in Feb. 2014.  However, I do not let her on grass.  She's old and has bad teeth.  I give her approx. 7 lbs. senior a day (divided into 4 feedings) but she is also able to eat some hay.

Thanks,
Judy Beumer
Oswego


ECHistory8

Natalie Washburn
 

Could I be sent an invitation to join ECHistory 8?  Sorry if this is the wrong venue...

Natalie in TX
Nov. 2002



Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

Cindy McGinley
 

So very sorry for your loss. Blessings and peace to you and Jasper.
 
 
- Cindy (with Alf's Entourage) in Central NY
ECIR Support
May 2006
www.blackhorseconsulting.com
 


Re: Stormy

Cindy McGinley
 

     I’m so very sorry to hear about Stormy. Rest in peace, little one. Enjoy the Summerland!
 
 
- Cindy (with Alf's Entourage) in Central NY
ECIR Support
May 2006
www.blackhorseconsulting.com


Vet and Farrier needed in KC

Mary Clements <mary.clements@...>
 

I am in need of a vet knowledgeable about IR and cushings in KC Mo and a farrier.
Thanks in advance.
Mary
Mo 2012

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Re: poor fat digestion and shiny manure

Kerry Isherwood
 

....."It just has a slightly blue tint you can see in the sun. It is otherwise dry and normal looking.".....


>>>>Maybe a misting of fly spray wafted over the pile?  Something from a neighbor's yard on a windy day?  Pollen? 

Not trying to be curt, but IMO you need to look at the big picture:  if your mare is otherwise doing relatively well and "blue poop" is really the most pressing thing you are concerned about at present, then you are darn lucky.  Every single horse on this forum is ill in one stage or another.  Some are downright critical and may not survive until tomorrow.  I'm not at all belittling your mare's manure situation, so do make daily note of the blue poop (hopefully you keep a journal of sorts for observations?) and see if you can find correlations between the poop color and any other change (such as supps, meds, new bag of foodstuffs, dewormings, vaccinations, changes in weather, new hay, etc).  Perhaps you can ask your vet if its worth sending a manure sample for testing, if you are still concerned?  Your local vet may be more helpful deciding what lab would be most useful for your area of the country.

Lastly, and most importantly, please do take the time to hug & appreciate your mare every single day and revel in the time you have left while she's relatively healthy.

Best of luck,
Kerry in NY
Sept 2014


Re: poor fat digestion and shiny manure

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 




---In EquineCushings@..., <bmeyer@...> wrote :

She was
only on 1/2 dose for her size, but it did have B5 which can help fat
digestion.
= = = = = = = =
Just for the record, B5 has nothing to do with fat digestion.

Eleanor in PA
www.drkellon.com
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001


Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

corrine haffner
 

Hi 

Thank you Dr kellon i'll get some acepromazine from the vet today,got to go by there any way have a dentist appt.  Will also do 2 scoops of the PQ twice a day for a bit maybe it will help some with his pain. Hopefully he lays down so i can get his feet done,hasn't layed down now for over 15 hours.

I will do the DMSO on his cornary bands and sole's when i can do his feet.

He's still on high alert and screaming for his buddy, hate to leave and be gone for 2 to 3 hours really have no choice.Will let you know how the acepromazine works for him,will be later today.
Corrine & Jasper
MN 4/2014
ECHistory8


Re: poor fat digestion and shiny manure

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 




---In EquineCushings@..., <bmeyer@...> wrote :

Dr. Kellon, if it is not fat malabsorption what would it be?

A light layer of mucus. Possibly insufficient salt or water intake, parasites.
= = = = = =

The donkey had this when he had hypretriglycerides from underfeeding. It cleared up
as he got more food.

Hypertriglyceridemia from underfeeding is high fat levels in the blood caused by mobilization of fat from body stores.  It has nothing to do with the absorption of fat from the intestines and the fat does not get excreted into the intestines so there's no way there is any connection there.
= = = = = =

Also, Dr. Kellon, it's not 1 ounce of flax to 25 pounds manure, as she
gets 8 pounds of food/day. Not sure how much manure that makes!

The average adult size horse produces 50 pounds of manure a day (and eats about 20 - 22 pounds of food, dry matter) so you horse would produce at least 20 pounds of manure.

Eleanor in PA
www.drkellon.com
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001


Re: Stormy

Carla
 

"This is just to let you all know that we said our final good byes to Stormy yesterday. (Tuesday)"

I am so very sorry for your loss of your, beloved, Stormy.

Carla and Cupcake
WI

Sent from my iPad


Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 




His appetite is going to be poor when he's stressed over his loss (which will likely last at least 3 days).  Good idea to talk to your vet about keeping him on a low dose of Acepromazine.  As little as 5 mg (0.5 mL) once or twice a day in the muscle can be effective at taking the edge off without making him too sedated or unsteady.

You can wait until Jasper is down to do his dressings.

Eleanor in PA
www.drkellon.com
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001




Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 


Re: Stormy

Deb Funderburk <hawkhilldeb@...>
 

Teri, I'm so sorry about your loss of Stormy, but what a lucky girl she was to be able to share her entire life with you. I know you made her feel safe and loved till the end.

Deb and Cory in NC
July 2012
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Re: Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 




Thank Dr kellon i'll give him another scoop of the PQ today. How much improvement should i see??  = = = = = = =
Even full dose NSAIDs don't have much effect on abscess pain so don't expect anything miraculous.
You could go up to 2 scoops twice a day for a few days to see if it's going to help.  Another thing to try is applying DMSO to the coronary band and soles before you poultice.  A layer of plastic wrap over the poultice under wraps can also hasten drainage.

Eleanor in PA
www.drkellon.com
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001


Re: Now: colick Trouble Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

corrine haffner
 

Hi 

My poor jasper is so sore and stiff this morning he can hardly move,drinking good but isn't eating much hay won't touch his cubes. From the looks of his stall he paced around till he got to sore to do so,he's calls out to every little noise he hears.

I had tryed rescue remedy didn't do much that was at 1.30 am this morning.His pulse is 75 beats per minute he's a 5 and he's shaking,he's one sorry sight today. His wraps are trashed and he can't pickup either foot,i'am worried about infection he still had draining abcesses,now they aren't covered.

Maybe i should tranq him so i can do his feet??  Had 4 hours of sleep couldn't stay awake any more i was so tired.The tears come all to easy, thought i couldn't cry any more,well not so.Now i have to work on getting jasper better, he's worse now then before he lost his buddy.

Thank you for all the support,when i lost my sweet mare of 26 1/2 years.
Corrine & Jasper
MN 4/2014
ECHistory8


Re: Jasper's Journal of Pulse & lameness last 10 days.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 


Fw: DST vs TRH to confirm Cushing diagnosis

Heidi Reid
 



On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 12:56 PM, Heidi Reid wrote:


Hi DR Kellon,

Case History:  20 yr old QTR horse Appendix.  Treated for EPM in April of 2013 and Feb of 2015.  He also has Shivers.   I had Checkers' insulin tested last June 2014 as a base line since my other horse was IR  diagnosed June 2014 

Checkers' insulin test , Jun 2014, came  back in the low normal range. 

Last month my bare foot trimmer noticed some bruising along Checkers' white line on both front feet.   She thought it might be metabolic related. He has never  had laminitis in the 2 yrs we owned him.

 He has shown no other metabolic symptoms other than shedding out slowly this year.  I had my vet  do Endogenous ACTH test May of 2015.
His ACTH baseline came back 28.9. My vet recommended doing TRH test since he was in the upper range.

Heidi Reid,
Blacklick, OH June 2014


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