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leslie christian
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Username: leslie1

Post Number: 115
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Do the babies take longer to completely shed? Lil Bit has alot of winter fuzz that is just barely shedding. She is a real fuzz ball. I live in Arizona and its quite warm right now.
thanks
L
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

IMO they're kind of on their own schedule. If she's healthy and not wormy, I'm sure she'll shed out o.k. If it got really warm quickly and is staying warm 24/7, and she is getting sweaty, you may want to clip her like you would a hunter clip for grown horses. How old is she now?
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leslie christian
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Username: leslie1

Post Number: 116
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, Apr 30, 2007 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Sara,
She is 10 1/2 months old. I may have to do the clip because today she was sweaty by her flanks. Ill wait a couple of weeks and see. Her coat is not as shiny as I am used to seeing. But Ive never been around a baby before the first shedding. I do wanna worm her. The lady I got her from only uses the natural worming stuff. But IMO I dont think her pastures were clean enough not to be using a strong wormer. Lots of poop. Its my Quest year, so I need to get a weight tape for her.
Gosh Sara, What would I do without you. Your like the "go to" lady for info:-) I appreciate it so much.
L
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: dro

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Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Monday, Apr 30, 2007 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Since there are no "natural dewormers" that I am aware of as being effective you may have found the reason for the a shaggy 10 month old foal. Consider using the program for very wormy horses.
DrO
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leslie christian
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Username: leslie1

Post Number: 117
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Monday, Apr 30, 2007 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks DRO as I was very concerned about worming her. I am off to review the "very wormy" program.
L
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jos
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Username: paardex

Post Number: 246
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 3:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Leslie,it wouldn't surprise me if she got to be a 'big bit' after she gets rid of her worms! I would like to know if she suddenly starts growing[higher I mean] when she is in good condition.
Jos
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leslie christian
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Username: leslie1

Post Number: 122
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

lol Jos! a big bit! I may have to change her name. Maybe to BeBe. ( for big bit). I did measure her mid-knee to her coronet and it came out 16 inches/16hh. Ill keep you posted on her height as time goes by. I cant stand for my horses to be unhealthy due to poor care. I look forward to the day her coat looks healthy.

Wow, jos is that your holsteiner in your profile? he is magnificent! beautiful.
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jos
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Username: paardex

Post Number: 247
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes that's Cascade[the gelding] both of my Holsteiners ended up BeBe!
He was a small foal too would you believe it?
And apr.1.63 at three years old and 1.70m as adult, you never know where you will end up!
Jos
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