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by texsuze
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 12
Views: 141

Re: I hate colic

Jingles....
by texsuze
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post

Relieved to hear about all the folks (and their horses) who have overcome the valleys and speed bumps of life. I stand humbled. Thankful for competent veterinarians within driving distance of me. Thankful for a DH who, despite not being 'horsey', totally understands and supports, in all ways, where ...
by texsuze
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed

Thanks for all jingles. Took my guy to "eye camp" yesterday. Met one of the vets I had not met before. The entire staff plus vets (except for a dental specialist vet) are gals, so lots of touchy-feely around! Two veterinarians live on-site while they complete an internship there, so lots o...
by texsuze
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed

Thanks, heddy! I got one of the UV super duper fly masks from the website you listed above. Almost too nice to wear ;) Might order a second one to have in reserve.
by texsuze
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any Lake/River Kayakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Any Lake/River Kayakers?

I bought a Perception Tribe 9.5 (sit on top) a couple weeks ago. My plan is to kayak on a river which is about 25 minutes from me; we actually have nice warm days (yesterday sunny, 60F) sprinkled throughout winter. No insights, since I'm a total newbie, but for me, I plan to use either a full or par...
by texsuze
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

I had one a few years back that I believe I sold to someone on either the 'former' or the 'current' DBB. It was 100% wool, navy with baby blue trim, from somewhere in England, I think. Great weight and construction but I never actually used it myself. Maybe current owner will chime in if they read t...
by texsuze
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: yep, confirmed

NEW UPDATE: biopsy results came back positive for SCC. No evidence of lymph or vascular invasion and no cells in the submucosa per path report. The 5-F chemotherapy ointment has been ordered and plan is to take my gelding to the equine clinic on Monday (2 hours away) for what I am calling "eye ...
by texsuze
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Rabies

Rabies is the first vacc I have given to my oldster gelding each year, although vet told me last year I'd be able to skip in 2018 since my guy has had annual rabies each year forever. Our strictly-indoor kitties get rabies vaccs each year, also. Rabies is endemic in our part of the states, mainly fo...
by texsuze
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Winter is here....

Oh, very sad that baby started out ok but met with trouble...

Keep us posted on details of your move down here, if possible!
by texsuze
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 504

Re: Long over due Twins update

Delightful update on the twins! Do they realize they have this huge fan club of folks they've never met? ;)
by texsuze
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: biopsy done

Took my oldster on a 4-hour round trip jaunt to the ophthalmologist vet. Vet didn't want to commit to a diagnosis, but seeing the little bleb on my gelding's eyeball leads him to cautiously suspect squamous cell ca. He did, however, mention the possibility of habronemiasis (?sp)-("summer sores&...
by texsuze
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Hi, fallingwaters, hope you (and the other 'returnees') are doing well!
by texsuze
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--vet visit rescheduled

Thanks, 'Flint, for your comprehensive run-down on your mare. Very glad that her prognosis is good, despite all the intervention and chemo. Interesting that the vets opted for treatment first to see if the lesion could be cleared. Our rescheduled appt is 3 weeks from now and I don't have a feel for ...
by texsuze
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--vet visit rescheduled

Flash floods, a bit of hail, big 'ol storms... I decided to reschedule today's vet visit, seeing as how we'd be making most of the 2-hour trip to the vet entirely within this line of strong storms as it moves eastward. If my horse were symptomatic, and/or if his eyeball were showing changes, I certa...
by texsuze
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: 2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange

Thanks for undertaking this again! Will be in touch with my particulars.
by texsuze
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Talk to me about ocular squamous cell carcinoma

Thanks; DH wonders if it might not be a pterygium, which humans get from not using sunglasses. Haven't researched to see if this occurs in equines. The vet also invoked a benign hyperplastic type of neoplasm, so that's what I hope this blob turns out to be. I should know in a couple weeks. Thanks fo...
by texsuze
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: French horn anyone?

Sorry, you can't have my violin, but my brother might be willing to part with his cello ;)

Hey, Beorn, if you are seriously thinking of re-homing your viola, please consider donating. Our rural community has a youth orchestra that is expanding! www.hcyo.org
by texsuze
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Talk to me about ocular squamous cell carcinoma

Thanks for all the input so far. We are scheduled to see a veterinary ophthalmologist in two weeks' time. He works with the clinic I hoped to use, so fingers crossed. A fairly straightforward 2-hour drive away. As best I can tell, this 'growth' on my horse's eye is limited to the eyeball and not inv...
by texsuze
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed

Yesterday, I noticed a tiny, gray "bleb" in the outside corner of my oldster's eye, on the sclera. DH sent photos to the equine vet at our local vet clinic and vet suspects squamous cell ca. A biopsy would be needed for a definitive diagnosis, and after that, there might be several treatme...
by texsuze
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Insulated Water Bucket Covers---any critiques?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Insulated Water Bucket Covers---any critiques?

Bucket cover arrived today. It would make a most excellent kitty cup! I couldn't access the 30% off sale :( but thanks anyway. I only bought one cover for now, since they're not cheap. Will only get to test it in, oh, probably Dec or Jan when we have our first really freezing night ;)
by texsuze
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Insulated Water Bucket Covers---any critiques?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Insulated Water Bucket Covers---any critiques?

SmarkPak has them advertised now. They're like a snowsuit for hanging water buckets. They'd be very useful for all the times I'm either bringing a jug of hot water to the barn to de-ice stall buckets, or for when I cross my fingers and turn on the barn's hot water, hoping the lines aren't frozen som...
by texsuze
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Book Recommendation

Recently finished reading "Costly Grace--an Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love" by Rob Schenck. Despite the fact that I'm not a religious person, it was a very eye-opening and timely book.
by texsuze
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

I say 'nope', keep the antique. Ralph Nader still uses a typewriter ;) . One day you can show all the plugged-in, yet disconnected upstarts how things used to be and how folks still survived and thrived even with these primitive communication tools!
by texsuze
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?
Replies: 84
Views: 1425

Re: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?

The decision to retire my horse was made by his physical situation. It was like having the rug yanked out from under me in the spring of 2011 when I finally retired him. In a nutshell: intermittent lameness on the RT front (the sound/unsound roller coaster), non-specific origin, and the resultant in...
by texsuze
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hip replacement who here has had one?
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Hip replacement who here has had one?

No artificial parts for me....yet. Neighbor down the road (she is very heavy) had hip done two months ago, and my farrier had hip replacement exactly a year ago. I've known several folks over the last few years with hip or knee replacements. All are very happy with results, and the surgeries went as...
by texsuze
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Repurposed materials-- found a website
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Repurposed materials-- found a website

Found this website while searching something on CL. Pretty cool industrial stuff they obtain/repurpose: https://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com Check out their inventories. Fishing nets, artificial turf, wood floors from railway cars, street sweeper brushes, old firehoses....just thinking of barn use...
by texsuze
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans

Wonderful that you got to see it!
by texsuze
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: I don't think my horse can hear much
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: I don't think my horse can hear much

I, too, have wondered about my horse's level of hearing these days. He'll turn 27 next month. He often hears something (me, driving up in the Gator), but has difficulty determining which direction a sound comes from, looking around, periscope up, then finally figuring out what's going on. I can driv...
by texsuze
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans

Red moon, red Mars, longest lunar eclipse in this century! But alas, those of us in N.A. will miss out unless viewing via live-streaming telescope: http://earthsky.org/tonight/centurys-longest-lunar-eclipse-july-27?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=81903a50dc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02_COPY_0...
by texsuze
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Miracle cure suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Miracle cure suggestions

Any option for getting another set of eyes on this horse? I'm certainly not one to go vet shopping in hopes of finding the 'happy' diagnosis, but for a prognosis as limiting as this seems to be, I'd be inclined to seek another opinion which might either concur, or give another slant on the situation.
by texsuze
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

OK, just ordered the 6 qt Instant Pot cooker, plus an "official" cookbook :) Will probably order a set of "official" extra gaskets and a second "official" s.s. bowl. DH's birthday comes up in a few weeks, so this will be his gift appliance. He is a meat + potatoes type ...
by texsuze
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Geraniums

Agree with living amongst wildlife. Deer are the decimators around here, so we've salvaged the +/- 2 acre patch around the house by enclosing it with 6' tall mesh fence. There are few natives down here that actually survive a 'taste test' by deer after deer, so I get where you are coming from.
by texsuze
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

DH wants to get one of these appliances, based on rave recommendations from his brother. My only experience with pressure cookers are living with the antiquated, stove-top, noisy, scary ones that mom used to cook strange food in that I never liked :D My own brother does a hilarious imitation of the ...
by texsuze
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

DH wants to get one of these appliances, based on rave recommendations from his brother. My only experience with pressure cookers are living with the antiquated, stove-top, noisy, scary ones that mom used to cook strange food in that I never liked :D My own brother does a hilarious imitation of the ...
by texsuze
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Geraniums

Try going native. Check with your local native plant society or google 'native blooming perennials' for your part of the state to find a plant that is already adapted to your climate, altitude, amount of sun, etc. Then track down a nursery who carries native perennial plants. No fertilizer, no guess...
by texsuze
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)

Final updates on lab work now posted at the bottom of my first post. Thanks for advice and input!
by texsuze
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Dental Question

Musical,
no special equipment, except my regular vet didn't have a mouth speculum or the type of digital x-ray plates he would've liked to have. He managed to 'eek' out one o.k. film for a tooth extraction, but I then went to a dental vet for a more extensive workup.
by texsuze
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

Whew! Keeping tabs on these critters is a full-time job and then some. Glad you were there to put wheels in motion. Keep us posted and keep cool!
by texsuze
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Dental Question

I second the second opinion, with oral x-rays. One step at a time is the way to go. Be sure to ask this next (vet school) vet about how many cases of EOTRH and/or gum conditions they've seen or tend to see. I had to travel to the next largest city to find a dental vet who (a) had the appropriate x-r...
by texsuze
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A big whine
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: A big whine

I've grown up in this state and with warm (often humid) conditions, but I gotta say my tolerance is taking a real dive, probably another of those age-related thingys! My oldster (born and raised in TX!) goes out during the day into a pasture with many large, shady trees, water trough in the shade, o...
by texsuze
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please make it stop! (storming)
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Please make it stop! (storming)

OK, you asked for it :) Git yerself on down to this "T" state if you want to dry out. Drought, pastures dried up, hot and humid in the mornings, then hot, dry, dusty in the afternoons. This too, shall pass, but send some precip down this way, please!
by texsuze
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Pica: your experience, input?

Vet was out this a.m. and we discussed pica. In his experience, the majority of the cases he's seen are behavior-related, not nutrition. That said, he took blood to send in for CBC and analysis of the most commonly found deficiencies (vit A, selenium, and some others). Some of the more detailed mine...
by texsuze
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1059

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

I remember when this project began. Looks awesome! Have the neighbors 'bought in' to the native/xeriscaping style? Looks like a great demonstration garden for the unenlightened! Do you have any small, "specimen" trees or bushes planned for either front or back yard?
by texsuze
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 1332

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

The youngest horse I ever considered buying was a 6 y.o. well under saddle. Since it was only a few hours drive, I was present at the PPE and he flexed sound on two different surfaces. I had told the seller and the PPE vet well in advance that even if the flexions looked good, I would continue with ...
by texsuze
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Pica: your experience, input?

Thanks, Chis, I've thought about a grazing muzzle, too. I've always kept my horses slightly on the lean side, seeing plenty of fatties in this part of the state, so will need to evaluate the grazing muzzle in his case. Vet comes in a week's time, so I'm trying to hold off changing anything in his di...
by texsuze
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: pet food brands
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: pet food brands

Our 3 cats (ages 11-13) eat an rx dry food due to some of the gentleman's urinary issues. But we give 3 "mini-meals" of Fancy Feast canned each day to all. We use the classic puree', not the gravies, not the grilled or chopped. Their puree' varieties usually don't have the corn glutens or ...
by texsuze
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Pica: your experience, input?/FINAL UPDATE (1st post)

In the last few weeks I've witnessed my coming 27 y.o. gelding eating dirt in the pasture. Recently, I caught him with a chunk of decayed wood hanging like a cigar from his mouth (from one the dying trees in the pasture). And this weekend, he managed to slice open a chunk of the inside of his mouth ...
by texsuze
Sat May 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6571

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Throwing this out there, just for conversation, of course:

https://austin.craigslist.org/grd/d/3-y ... 04768.html

Oops, found another one.....

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/grd/d ... 43240.html
by texsuze
Wed May 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Medical alert pendants
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Medical alert pendants

You know, those "I've fallen and I can't get up" alert devices which are typically worn on a lanyard? I'm researching the various types for my mom. Her neighbor fell in her home recently and was unresponsive. Long story, neighbor is back home recovering but the scenario prompted me to inve...

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