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    Face abcess

    He found a gap between two of her molars. He is an equine vet. Her sinus wasn't draining at all until I started flushing it daily. If she was on antibiotics that weren't working, it wouldn't heal, though, would it? He wasn't sure that antibiotic would work when he gave it to her, and it never...
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    Face abcess

    Still not healed. She's been off the antibiotics for two weeks, I started flushing it twice a day as soon as the antibiotics were over, and it doesn't seem to have gotten better or worse. I will call the vet tomorrow and see about getting some penicillin for her.
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    JUNE LB GAME!

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    JUNE LB GAME!

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    New horse

    She looks so good now ❤ I think she's mostly done gaining weight. You can still feel her ribs without trying, but they're smoothing out. They're not really visible anymore. Her topline needs muscle, though. I've been riding her 2-3 times per week, and she's listening better every time I ride...
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    Do your minis sweat much?

    My mare doesn't sweat much. She used to sweat if I took her filly out of the field, because she would canter around the field the entire time I had the filly out. I take her on 1-2 mile 'walks' that she ends up trotting most of, and she doesn't sweat at all.
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    Tail rubbing

    I spray fly spray on her when the flies are bad (She doesn't seem to be sensitive to bites, I've never noticed any bumps )Probably spraying her about once a week right now. I just gave her a bath last week (made sure to scrub her dock really well and rinse thoroughly). She probably does need her...
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    Tail rubbing

    My filly is rubbing her tail bald. She did it last year, too. How can I make her stop? She only does it when she's shedding. I'm not too fond of mullet tails, so I'd really like to know how to stop this behavior (or at least protect her tail from it) XD Her mom does it, too, but not as bad
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    HOT Weather suggestions to cool off our horses and other pets?

    If you only have Mini horses, a kiddie pool might be nice. They could get in it and lay down or roll. Or just hose them down in the hottest part of the day
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    Face abcess

    I think she's getting better! I cleaned it and syringed it today, and I didn't see any puss (just orange tinted saline solution, but the abscess has been bleeding some when I clean it, so I think the orange tint was from blood and maybe just a tiny bit of puss). I think the hole to her sinus is...
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    Snickas is shedding

    No, she shouldn't be shedding her winter coat before winter. I don't know if have the foal would affect it, but more experienced people here may be more help.
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    New horse

    She's gaining weight very nicely. Her ribs are still slightly visible when she moves, but her back is filling out, everything is starting to round and blend, and she's getting some muscles on her shoulder and rump. Her joints don't pop every time she moves now, either.
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    Trimming hooves..

    So, my farrier came out today and trimmed my horses, but the filly turned into a fire breathing dragon. She reared, bucked, kicked, and bit. She kicked him hard a couple of times and refused to cooperate. So, I've decided to trim her myself from now on, my farrier doesn't deserve to be abused by...
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    Face abcess

    She did really well today (and the u-guard was delivered today also) When I sponged it off, she acted like she didn't like it (usually she enjoys the sponging), and there was stringy stuff sticking out, that the sponge wasn't getting. I went up to the house to get the tweezers I bought her (I...
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    Face abcess

    I flushed it today (have been flushing it every few days, her attitude was getting worse every time, and her sinus was staying clear enough for her to breathe), and today her attitude was better. I tried to flush it without holding her nose, but she reared, so I grabbed her nose and after a...
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