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Re: Chicy (in foal) out of stall first time in 5 weeks

Qhgirl
 

Post above should say reputable dealer. Spellchecker got me. And yes, I add a bag every week. There is nothing wrong with the shavings. 
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Janet and Chicy
Chester SC
09/17/2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Janet%20and%20Chicy
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=268334


Re: Chicy (in foal) out of stall first time in 5 weeks

Qhgirl
 

I buy bagged pine ultra fine from a redouble dealer. The same brand every time. My neighbor does too. Shavings are consistent bag to bag. No other horse has hives. She is not stocked up at all. 
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Janet and Chicy
Chester SC
09/17/2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Janet%20and%20Chicy
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=268334


Timing - Dr Kellon

Starshine Ranch
 

I thought I placed this topic yesterday but I don't see it this morning.  Anyway, I need to add an antihistamine, hydroxyzine, 2x/day, to Midnight's medications list.  I give her the first dose in the morning, she gets her supplements in the afternoon and then I have been giving her the pergolide at 5/p when I feed.  I would like to give her the 2nd dose of hydroxyzine at 5/p also but wonder if this will interfere with the pergolide.
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Linda in CA  2020  Midnight and Ostara
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Linda%20Midnight%20OStara


Re: Seeking help selecting hay options, or buy both and mix?

Sherry Morse
 


If you don't want to be soaking all winter go with the 2nd one.




Re: A couple questions…

Dancer's Mom
 

Thank you so much for your information!  This “place” helps me, help my horse. I’m grateful. 


--
Patti
Northern California 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Dancer


Seeking help selecting hay options, or buy both and mix?

Laura and Ero
 

Hi, I have the opportunity to bring Ero home where he'll have permanent in/out turnout on a dry lot, and likely reduced workload through winter (no indoor, no heated barn). 

I have a hay source with two hay options (both large squares) and I'm seeking advice on which may be better before I buy, but need to do it this week. 

Note: These values are via wet chem and I plan to run a full 603 test once I select the hay so that I can properly balance it. Only had .jpg images so I put these into my photo folder here: Hay Options. Brief details below (if images are fuzzy):

Large Bale Grassy Mix (As Sampled): might need to be soaked (but soaking will be much more challenging this winter)
% Moisture -10.6
% Dry Matter - 89.4
% Protein - 12.4
% ESC - 9.7 
% Starch - 1.2
Iron - 158 ppm


Large Bale Canary/Marsh Grass (As Sampled) - some horses won't eat this, but Ero has high leptin/food drive and ate the dry sample.
% Moisture -7.0
% Dry Matter - 93.0
% Protein - 9.9
% ESC - 5.6
% Starch - 1.5
Iron - 117 ppm

Which is a better choice for Ero? I could purchase either, or buy both and mix. Thanks for any suggestion/advice!

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Laura and Ero

October 2020 | Colgate, WI USA 

Ero Case History

Ero Photo Album


Re: Chicy (in foal) out of stall first time in 5 weeks

Frances C
 

Just wondering if the shavings could be causing the hives. Did you add a new bag? pine, cedar or, god forbid, anything with black walnut?
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- Frances C.
December 2017, Washington & California
Case history: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Frances%20and%20Phoenix
Phoenix's Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=12382


Re: A couple questions…

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Patti,

Unless your horse has a problem there's no need to give probiotics. Equine Generator is fine for any horse.

Sand Clear is OK but IME loose powder works much better than pellets and you need to give enough - 2 cups volume measure, moistened. https://uckele.com/psyllium-husk-fiber-5lbs.html

EMS can cause all those signs except for the coat.  Early PPID cases may test with normal ACTH except during the seasonal rise. We are coming out of the rise now but elevations may persist into January. There's not much difference between now and November 5. If results are questionable, ask for a TRH stimulation test.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Looking for Devil’s Claw in Canada

Rhonda Turley
 


Copper sulfate powder

Sunkawakan
 

by Alpha Chemicals, I purchased 1lb for $5.49 through Amazon
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Kim F
WI
2021


A couple questions…

Dancer's Mom
 

Which probiotic product is safe to give my horse?  Is it necessary to have Dancer on probiotics?  I’ve always had her on Equine Generator but that’s not good for her, with her laminitis and what’s going on with her, from my previous questions…

And, Is Sand Clear or another of that type of product ok to give Dancer, now?  She was diagnosed with Laminitis 9/13/2021…


Our new vet said Dancer has EMS and she’s IR, and she say she doesn’t have PPID. The last time Dancer’s had blood work is June 2021. Dancer does have a thick coat/ hard cresty neck, fat pockets above her eye lids, and over weight. Could those symptoms be from EMS? Can PPID show up, by now, since June 2021?   I hope that makes sense.  I’m having such a hard time with new vet getting Dancer’s blood work before November 5th. She insists, it’s been too soon, for getting blood work (ACTH/Insulin/Glucose) before that time.    I’m wondering if I should get another vet, who will run the blood work now, instead of waiting longer for this vet to run blood work on 11/5?  

Thanks in advance for your help.  I really appreciate this group.  I need to find more time to enter my info and read up on stuff, here…

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Patti
Northern California 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Dancer


Re: Deep central sulcus thrush

Deb Walker
 

Kim - Where did you purchase the copper sulfate powder?
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Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
Case History:
 https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deb%20and%20Scotty
Photos:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=90619


Re: New and pretty lost

Deb Walker
 

Diane - Just another thing...from my personal experience, and the experience of many here. For years when my vet did regular blood panels, I was told everything was normal. But it wasn't. Even if numbers fall within *normal* ranges...you really have to use the IR Calculator to see what the results really mean:
https://www.ecirhorse.org/EMS-calculator.php

Your horse's ACTH and Insulin numbers are very high (assuming normal ranges that people here usually work with) so the fact that your vet said your horse is borderline is just wrong. The unfortunate truth is that even a great vet can have only a general knowledge of what causes PPID, I/R, etc. and they do not have the experience that this group has. It was very hard for me to wrap my head around that with the vet I used many years ago, because he was/is wonderful. But many people have been put in the position of having to educate their vets and I guarantee you will not be steered wrong here.
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Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
Case History:
 https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deb%20and%20Scotty
Photos:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=90619


Re: New Case History - apf dosing protocol

Patty
 

I’ll check into that! Thank you, I appreciate the suggestion.
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Patty and Inky
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/PATTY%20AND%20INKY
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=268362
horse located in SE Wisconsin
owner located in north suburb of Chicago
joined Aug 2019


Re: Chicy (in foal) out of stall first time in 5 weeks

Qhgirl
 

She was still in stall when she started Prascend. She just got out of stall for first time earlier this week on Oct 20, the date I started this post. 
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Janet and Chicy
Chester SC
09/17/2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Janet%20and%20Chicy
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=268334


Re: Chicy (in foal) out of stall first time in 5 weeks

Qhgirl
 

I spend a lot of time sitting in the shavings all over her stall to rasp her feet and put boots on and off so no insects. The cv only thing I did yesterday was put some natural fly spray on her - the kind that smells like peppermint. It is a brand I do not use as they were out of the brand I like. This is the first time I have ever used it. But it is the only I did different. This would not explain the first break out. 
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Janet and Chicy
Chester SC
09/17/2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Janet%20and%20Chicy
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=268334


Re: Hay analysis question - teff or grass blend best?

Makendra Silverman - NS
 

Wow, thank you so much Lavinia. I learned a lot from your email and will contact a hay balancer from the link you sent. Good to know about the NIR vs. wet chem and I will continue doing the #603 for hay tests I send in. 
Just want to get an appropriate hay for my crew and dial in the mineral balancing to that. 

Appreciate your time and expertise on this! Hope to be able to share good results in the coming months with the ECIR community. 
All best,
Makendra
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Makendra and Arrow
Denver Colorado, 2021
Arrow's Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Makendra%20and%20Arrow
Arrow's  Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=262625


Re: New Case History - apf dosing protocol

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

All Tractor Supply stores have home delivery. I think it's free above a $49 purchase but not positive on those details.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Reoccurring Hoof Abscess Help

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

You could reduce the additional methionine to 2500 (one tsp) for a total of 5000 which is still on the conservative side. Many areas around the globe are experiencing a drop in soil sulfur related to pollution control and are not yet adjusting for this with sulfur in the fertilizer.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Vinnie and Invokana update 9/2021

Joy V
 

Oh my goodness, he looks AMAZING Nancy!  <3


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Joy and Willie (EC/IR)
Nevada County, CA - 2019

Case history:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Joy%20and%20Willie
Willie's photo album:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=242526

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