My Horse Forum
I was just wondering, how often do mares go into heat? When I got my mare the people we bought her from said that they can't even tell when she goes into heat, they said they keep track of it on their calender otherwise they wouldn't even know. They were right! We've had her for about three months and haven't noticed it at all. I would like to keep track of it though, that's why I'm asking. Thanks in advance!
I know some people use bute, others use aspirin. Here is my question- if you wanted to use aspirin for a horse- what is the dose (in human MG tablets) for a 1,000 pound horse.
I ask because I read that it is about two to four 240 GRAIN BOLUSES. What the HECK is a grain bolus?
More important, how does that translate to human aspirin. So say I had a giant container of 600 human aspirin and they are 325 MG each- how do I figure out how many of those to give the horse to be a proper does (how many 325 MG aspirins does it take to equal 240 or 480 grain boluses)?
Can anyone help?
thanks for any advice you can give. I don't use aspirin on a frequent basis- like Bute I only plan to use as needed but I just was working on my first aid kit and wanted to know how to dose.
My gelding had an impacted (if I remember right) salivary gland in his mouth a couple months ago. My vet stuck a 16 gauge needle in it and squeezed it and completely clear gel stuff came out. Almost all the swelling went away.
Today, I took him to his first show (he was such a good boy, I love this horse, he is so cheerful and happy) and as we were walking back to the trailer after our last class I glanced over and he had this thick swelling in his throatlatch of course strangles was my first thought.
As I was poking and squeezing it I realized I could move it around, and it felt lumpy. The other side of his neck had a smallish, golf ball sized lump, but the one I first noticed was about the size of a tennis ball, that's a huge lump on a skinny little throatlatch. As I was mushing it around and playing with it it disappeared So I mooshed and poked around his neck some more and it popped out again.
It has very defined edges and is lumpy and slips up above the...
What do you guys think to it???
I have recently started lunging Mollie it in to encourage more engagement from behind and to assist in developing her topline as I have been using it on Harley, my young Cob type who I have for schooling. He was very on the forehand and this is assisting in our training in encouraging engagement from behind to lift his forehand.
I have to say, I was rather sceptical about it at first, but it has worked wonders for harley and, Mollie is accepting it and working fantastically.
I will try and get some pics of them both working in it soon.
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