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Gastric Ulcers

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Question: Question: I bought my Paint gelding three years ago, he was in very bad condition, thin, long hair, etc. I noticed after he got home that he cribbed. I called the old owners and they didn't think he did that when they owned him, but he was within an electric fence enclosure so they didn't know for sure. I called my veterinarian who later examined him and said that this horse had been cribbing a long time and thinks he cribs ONLY after eating grain since he had gastric ulcers. After switching his grain to what the vet recommended, he still continues to crib ONLY after eating grain or horse cookies. He is ridden lightly 4-6 times a week, on 24-hour turnout, a few pasture buddies. He does receive grain (pelleted)since he is such a hard keeper. He is 8-years-old. Any suggestions?

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Question: How soon can I transport my horse after she has been vaccinated?

 

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Equine Husbandry

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Question: My 14-year-old Quarter horse gelding recently had a really bad abscess that blew out at the bulb of his heel. Treatment consisted of icthammol, poultice pads, and iodine. The blacksmith was recently out to reset his shoes and we discovered under the sole of his foot was hollow. The abscess appears to have been there and has now dried. My question is how long will it take for the sole of his foot to "re-grow". Not sure if that's the right term but right now the sole is pulled away from his hoof. He is not lame at all and my veterinarian is treating it with a topical antibiotic to prevent infection. She will be out again this week to examine him.

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