My Horse Forum
I found this wile having a surf on the net, and thought it was a MUST READ!!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses
4/3/2007: Consatnce from Auckland, New Zealand writes: "About 12 weeks ago my horse stuck her leg through a fence and ended up with a nasty wound on her hock. The vet put staples in it and two weeks later when he took them out the wound started to open up again, athough i bathed it i couldnt seem to keep the infection at bay. I was advised by one of my friends to try bathing it on acv which i did. I would bath it daily and then put Manuka honey on afterwards. in two weeks the infection was gone completely and after for weeks there is now a very thin scar and all the hair has grown back, you would never know how bad the cut has been. I now feed it to all my horses and sprey in on their legs to help keep the flies at bay."
3/26/2007: Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Winona, MN writes: "I have a few miniature horses. In the spring when they...
I am doing some more construction at my place, and am putting in a riding arena, and a Round pen for training.
I talked to a trainer and she recommended a minimum of 6' for the top board of the round pen considering my filly. She's a very tall/big, very stubborn, eventing bred TB (AKA she tries to jump everything at least once and is absolutely fearless about it).
I walked off 60' diameter, and that seems big (I'm sure it will feel a lot smaller when I am in there with a horse though).
What dimensions does everyone like for Round Pens?
Also, the footing is pasture right now. It will need some grading and new footing to get level. What would you recommend for footing over topsoil?
Took Katy to the equine clinic in West Plaines yesterday. The vet wasn't there yet but the techs got her in the stanchins (sp) and took her temp, no fever. Then they started pumping fluids in her as she was dehydrated. They did tell me b/c of the seriousness of her condition they could not guarantee the life of the mare. But they would do everything they can to save her and what is best for her. The vet came in and said she looked healthy for a horse who has been through what she has been through. He checked her and said that her cervix was not dialated and it doesn't appear that it ever was, which is a good sign, she had no udder development which is another good sign, and her uterus was still intact another good sign. So they were going to give her fluids to rehydrate her and to fill her uterus so it didn't start attaching it self to the foal. Then they were going to give her a shot to relax her so the cervix could dialate, lots of anibiotics and pain medicine so she could be...
Well that pretty much says it all. Anything would help. Thanks.
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