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by Melody
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Thought I would give an update on Sophie. The way we got her to eat her pill every day with no problem, husband drills a little hole in a nicker maker treat. Works great, she has no idea the pill is there. One of the biggest improvements in her with this pill, she is finally sweating this year.She h...
by Melody
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 1624

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

I have a mare that has had scratches a good part of her life. I have a huge list of stuff we have tried. Vet cultured and hers is a very resistant bacteria. Started using just this now: https://www.equiderma.com/collections/frontpage/products/equiderma-zinc-oxide-paste-for-pastern-dermatitis-sunburn...
by Melody
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: pet food brands
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: pet food brands

I wish fancy feast came in larger cans. With 11 cats that would be hard. I know my Gabby kitty loves fancy feast. Bought some for one of the cats that needed pills. Callie who needed meds would have nothing to do with it but Gabby thought it was the best. The kittens are liking the dry food more and...
by Melody
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: pet food brands
Replies: 4
Views: 326

pet food brands

I recently started feeding Blue Buffalo. Have all these cats after someone dumped a pregnant cat on us. Already had 6 cats, so now at 11. Anyway, we have a small feed store and can get dealer prices on some pet foods. Our distributor said they don't and won't carry Blue Buffalo. Said that company go...
by Melody
Sat May 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Did not know it came in flavored powder, good to know. She use to be OK with unsweetened applesauce, I usually mixed her ONE AC in a little bit during the warm months. Otherwise that was the one supplement she did not like. I took her off that right now but I fear I have to start again. Hot with hig...
by Melody
Fri May 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Oh, she has never had any problems with laminitis knock wood real hard!
by Melody
Fri May 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

She is 21 this year. Has had the EPSM since she was 5. Now cushings since she was 15. Her Mom had cushings but at a much older age, closer to her late 20's. She almost made it to 31, one month shy. The oil and E has definitely helped. Took a while to work out the dosages she needs. I have always fol...
by Melody
Thu May 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

She is definitely a cushings horse. My regular vet said so and this other vet that wanted her on the pill, she said Sophie looked to be an advanced case. This is her sixth year she has had it. This year we finally had to body clip, the hair wasn't coming off fast enough. She did OK even with the lla...
by Melody
Thu May 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

She eats as long as I don't add anything. She is fine eating her hay and grazing at night. Her weight seems OK, was worried because she drops 100 pounds in the summer with breathing hard because of chronic anhydrosis. So many problems with her. Last year she stayed inside during the hot days with fo...
by Melody
Thu May 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I started the pill in early April, just one a day per vet orders. She is around 1,280 pounds. We have a scale. She is on Muenster Senior feed, it's all extruded. Tested out great for low carbs. I have stopped all supplements and oil for the past four feedings now she has eaten all her feed in normal...
by Melody
Wed May 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Now miss picky has decided she doesn't like the pill pockets anymore. Won't eat her feed either if I put any of her supplements or oil in it. Will only eat it plain. Only thing I can see so far that the pill is doing is maybe helping her deal with hot humid weather better than the ONE AC did. They b...
by Melody
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

So the smartpac pill pockets came yesterday. My picky mare absolutely loves them. She wants more than one. This will be good, she gets picky with apples. Still on again off again with feed. Cleaned her feed up twice yesterday, this morning ate the pill pocket, then just kept begging for more, not in...
by Melody
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Also, I just learned that Prascend is doing a study and offering free testing. If anyone is interested ask your Vet about it. Free testing? I might have to ask my local vet, the vet that wanted us to try Sophie on this drug said she would be OK with us not testing. This on again off again with the ...
by Melody
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Thanks! I checked them out and just ordered some. I have two other horses on previcox so if Sophie doesn't like these I am sure someone will. I knew there had to be something like that or someone should invent it. Thought we were over the off the feed thing because yesterday she finally licked her f...
by Melody
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

We are having a hard time finding the apple fig newtons. I guess she doesn't mind the pill in a piece of real apple so I guess we stick with that for now. Maybe I can find a recipe for some kind of apple bars I can make myself. When she was younger she would not eat apples at all. Took her a while t...
by Melody
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

It seems to be a no go on fig newtons. I offered her one and her brother that was standing next to her. He is not picky. He kept trying to like it, would take it and spit it out. She was not having it. Apples seem to work. I wish someone made a real tasty pill pocket like they have for dogs and cats...
by Melody
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

The prascend pill. This is day five and she doesn't want to completely finish her breakfast. This could be the pill or time of year. She is in heat too. Seems lethargic but heck, that's her most of the time anymore. It's going to be hard to tell what's going on with her many problems. I left her in ...
by Melody
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I hope she doesn't go off feed. She usually starts doing that anyway in the summer because of her anhydrosis. That along with EPSM and cushings is hard to deal with. Anhydrosis got much worse since we added cushings to the mix. That's why I use a little bit of unsweetened applesauce. She will eat ju...
by Melody
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn ghost?
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Barn ghost?

Here in Oklahoma a loud boom followed by things shaking can be a stupid earthquake.
by Melody
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: deworming nursing cat

My vet said bring them down 6 to 8 weeks old, 'Everything I read about people deworming starting at two weeks seemed to be people breeding cats. Hallie did not like getting that squirted in her face but she is doing fine. Will be hard finding homes as in me having to let them go but 13 cats is a bit...
by Melody
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

She licked her feed pan clean. She's not one to drop food and I think the pill dissolved in her stuff she gets. My husband thought we maybe should stop the chasteberry but I have heard of people giving both. I am assuming this prascend may take a little while to work?
by Melody
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1893

Prascend how do you administer?

Going to start one of my horses on this tomorrow. How does everyone give the pill? Just put it in feed or in a treat? She gets a bunch of stuff like oil and a small amount of unsweetened applesauce with some supplements all mixed into the feed. Also some red cherry flavored liquid chasteberry. I hav...
by Melody
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: deworming nursing cat

I have the pyrantal pamoate coming. Vets office has this on line pharmacy now. Had no idea it would take this long to get though. He also said bring the kittens in at 7 or 8 weeks. Mom doesn't seem to have fleas. I am not totally sure I saw a tape worm, haven't seen anything since. I had read on a l...
by Melody
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 599

deworming nursing cat

My husband stopped by the vet and finally got to talk to one of them with some cat questions. I just had a pregnant cat dumped on us. Had ultra sound and figured she was too far along to spay. Vet says two maybe three kittens. Well she had 6 on March 2. I think I saw tape worms a day or two before t...
by Melody
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: anhyrdosis
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: anhyrdosis

She is on beer. Guiness extra stout. She loves it but it's not doing much. Despite how horrible it feels out there though she isn't doing as bad as she was. Still not really sweating much though. I do have a vet close to me that supposedly does acupuncture. Haven't tried her yet. These two women vet...
by Melody
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: anhyrdosis
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: anhyrdosis

Was hoping there was anything new. I keep her under fans during the day, take her to the wash rack and hose her neck. She has two fans, I started ONE AC back in March. We had a weird warmer March, back then she was sweating like crazy due to the cushings. I was hoping the cushings maybe would have c...
by Melody
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: anhyrdosis
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

anhyrdosis

Anything new in treating this? Long story short, one of my mares has been chronic with this for years, also has PSSM and for the past five years we have added cushings. She will sweat like crazy in early spring since the cushings but now that we have heat with high dew points she is having problems ...
by Melody
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Glaucoma.
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Glaucoma.

My vet used the word glaucoma when he looked at my gelding with a swollen eye. Said it was just temporary. Other than that, I have no experience. I had never heard glaucoma could be temporary before this. All he did was give him a steroid shot and told me to keep him on bute for a few days.
by Melody
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Dublin paddock boots
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Dublin paddock boots

I wear a 7. I think I am going to try another brand, after getting two pairs in a row with a bad defect I am afraid to try again.
by Melody
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Dublin paddock boots
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Dublin paddock boots

Does anyone know where these are made? Did the company recently sell or something? I have gone through at least three pair of the slip on ones and loved them. Went to get a new pair and had to send them back. A defect in the left footbed. A big lump that you could not smooth out. Well, the ones they...
by Melody
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My totally unscientific poll
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: My totally unscientific poll

Wonder if those wifi extenders would help our house to get our phones or tablet to work in the safe room? It's all metal above ground connected to the house. I can get a connection when the door is opened but If we have to shut ourselves up in there the connection is lost. Got to try this before nex...
by Melody
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Did We Get HACKED??
Replies: 17
Views: 2641

Re: Did We Get HACKED??

I forget to look up where the pms are. I see there are three and three notifications. I guess I will ignore them.
by Melody
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My totally unscientific poll
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: My totally unscientific poll

I have broadband out here in tiny town USA, I mostly use my computer with my nice big screen and full keyboard. I hate tiny devices. I do have a tablet I use once in a while. My husband uses his smart phone for emails but will still get on the computer. I don't know what we would do without broadban...
by Melody
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: cetyl m for dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: cetyl m for dogs

I don't think there is anything the vet can do and they usually prescribe some pain meds that have too many side affects. He seems to be doing better the more he can move around, temps have cooled off around here and he is more active. He has no idea he is old, still a puppy at heart and still wants...
by Melody
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: cetyl m for dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

cetyl m for dogs

Any one use this for an old dog? I use to see adds for it where a dog could barely walk, then suddenly they are walking normal again. I have a 13 year old bob tailed Catahoula. Starting to have troubles with his hind legs. I don't think it's anything like hip dysplasia, he will sometimes collapse in...
by Melody
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: DMSO Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: DMSO Question

Thanks. I think I will keep it and maybe mark it down to move it faster. Better than ending up in the landfill I think!
by Melody
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: DMSO Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: DMSO Question

Well, DEQ told me it's fine to put this in the dumpster. Still feel weird about it.
by Melody
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: DMSO Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: DMSO Question

Thanks, looked it up: https://www.dmso.com/PDF/MSDS.pdf I guess I will have to ask the DEQ what they recommend. Not many regulations way out here. The trash truck comes and empties the dumpster once a week and whatever is in there ends up in a big landfill they cover up. Not very good in Oklahoma. W...
by Melody
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: DMSO Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

DMSO Question

I have several old bottles, they were left in an out building years ago and froze so we brought them in. They are probably several decades old. I emailed the manufacturer and told them they froze solid, asked them if there was an expiration date and if I were to throw them out is there any precautio...
by Melody
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Experience with Duette saddles
Replies: 13
Views: 2976

Re: Experience with Duette saddles

I have two. One in my husband's seat size for his Shire and I bought one to ride her in too but ended up using it for my half Arab. It fit both the Shire and the half Arab just fine. I am surprised by the responses here saying the seat is hard. I found mine so soft and comfy. I can't remember off ha...
by Melody
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: horse massage book/video
Replies: 34
Views: 6159

Re: horse massage book/video

So I got the book/video/wall charts for Christmas for my husband. He finally got around to trying this out on one of the horses yesterday. I have gotten chiro and acupuncture before on horses but never massage. Question is, how often can/should you do this and what's the protocol for working a horse...
by Melody
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Frustrated--seasonal allergies and treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 5325

Re: Frustrated--seasonal allergies and treatment

I have had several horses tested for allergies. The blood test and have done allergy shots. One is still on them and probably will be for life. He is a headshaker. Has really helped him a lot, more than any kind of supplement or meds. I did try trihist on several horses for coughs and allergies. Nev...
by Melody
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Alternatives to MTG?
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Alternatives to MTG?

I had no luck with MTG and yes it stinks. Also tried calm coat on a horse once on her tail area and it scalded her. One thing I use to use that worked was scalpicin for people designed for itching. My Shire use to rub her butt and her mane every spring. She never could grow a mane. Put her on this: ...
by Melody
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: antique bit
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: antique bit

The mouth piece was something to see in person. The port part was kind of sharp. Is also bent somehow. I kept thinking what poor animal had to wear it. I checked out ebay for antique bits. There were some that were real scary looking. Nothing that looked remotely like this bit though.
by Melody
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: antique bit
Replies: 2
Views: 829

antique bit

Had our hay guy stop by last night. He had a box of unusual bits he got from a neighbor. One I think is a western Myler, still checking that out for him. This one I am putting the picture up on is old. Probably one of a kind. Anyone ever see anything like this before? Is there a site for antique bit...
by Melody
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Safe Flea Prevention for dogs and cat
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Safe Flea Prevention for dogs and cat

I switched to using the comfortis pill for the dog. He usually only gets fleas maybe twice a year. If I give the pill right away it takes care of it. If I didn't get it right away and my indoor cats picked up fleas I use advantage on them. That rarely happens though. Vet wanted me to start my little...
by Melody
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Advice About Critter-Proof Grain Storage?
Replies: 35
Views: 5575

Re: Advice About Critter-Proof Grain Storage?

http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/Poly-Drums.html The ones that say $28 is the close to what I have. Ours are like a thick hard plastic or poly with a locking lid. Nothing has gotten into them critter wise. No way could they chew through it. We have our fair share of raccoons from time to tim...
by Melody
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: old horse and my farrier
Replies: 25
Views: 5325

Re: old horse and my farrier

Hard to believe it's been two weeks already. I have thought about the idea of turning our place into a retirement farm when I get more empty stalls. I am not sure I am in the right area of the country to do that though. Don't know if anyone in our area would pay the board or just try and dump the ol...
by Melody
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: old horse and my farrier
Replies: 25
Views: 5325

Re: old horse and my farrier

I know the song. I use to always have the oldies on in the barn. When I lost Ruby back in 2009 I switched stations just so I could avoid the song Ruby Tuesday. What was strange, last year when we lost Missy, the next morning when I turned the radio on the first song that played was that one by Passe...
by Melody
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Radio in the Barn
Replies: 21
Views: 3188

Re: Radio in the Barn

The radio does nothing for pigeons, I had sort of pet pigeons in the barn for years, they never cared about the music. I had also heard it would keep skunks away. Another myth!

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