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Correct farriery and a balanced diet are more important to me than supplementation
2/11/2013 6:16:40 PM
I have a large herd, average age 17, hard to do supplements!
2/11/2013 2:44:49 PM
own multiple horses, less likely to treat pharmaceutically
2/11/2013 10:03:34 AM
I have several rescued horses in my care plus my personal horses, all cared for on a tight budget.
2/10/2013 10:17:52 PM
I cant go to heroic lengths but will do what I can budget for.
2/10/2013 6:51:00 PM
Medication and treatment can be over expensive
2/10/2013 3:05:09 PM
It's how you treat an important membr of your family and a partner that does so much 4 you.
2/10/2013 2:47:50 PM
My horse has a bone spur on his knee. So haven't been able to ride him for 5 months.
2/9/2013 1:42:24 PM
My first concern is "What is effective for THIS horse"?
2/8/2013 5:00:20 PM
I choose to be proactive to help prevent the advance of arthritis.
2/8/2013 4:18:31 PM
plus age of horse, side-effects, long term prognosis
2/8/2013 3:11:47 PM
daily bute costs add up quickly and vet charges 3x mailorder
2/8/2013 2:25:00 PM
typically the supplements are too expensive and prescription meds are even more so.
2/8/2013 11:49:27 AM
what is effective is most important will compromise in other areas do not have unlimited funds
2/8/2013 9:48:29 AM
I want to keep him comfortable but hundreds of dollars every month is not possible for me.
2/7/2013 7:29:01 PM
You can only do what you can afford -- and it's getting harder and harder under Obama.
2/7/2013 7:19:43 PM
I use a pricey daily supplement and have used hock injections in the past.
2/7/2013 4:50:21 PM
I allow lots low impact movement. scatter feed, seperate water and feed, so horse has to move around
2/7/2013 11:22:13 AM
I do whatever I can afford because it is a priority.
2/7/2013 2:43:49 AM
If you're jobless or on a tight budget/fixed income it could certainly limit or eliminate treatment.
2/6/2013 11:33:06 PM
Budget factors into treatment of any condition--thats life.
2/6/2013 7:46:03 PM
I will not pay for supplementation in this vaccination crazy world. Just keep piling on the expenses
2/6/2013 4:41:13 PM
Extremely important now, but in previous years was not an issue re: finances
2/6/2013 3:19:51 PM
If my 21-year old horse is not comfortable, I won't ride, so I do whatever I can within my budget.
2/6/2013 10:29:13 AM
I picked Somewhat Important because I don't buy brand name or top of the line suppliments
2/6/2013 9:13:11 AM
I start with the cheapest available that works and move up as needed.
2/6/2013 8:33:06 AM
Somewhat important, as the most expensive options are not necessarily the best; consider all options
2/6/2013 7:26:52 AM
you have to keep your horse comfortable. It is your obligation as an owner and a rider..
2/6/2013 7:17:11 AM
Been treating 26 yr.old for 16 years. Great expense but was able to ride.
2/6/2013 1:07:02 AM
I try to keep an affected horse comfrtable and useful.
2/5/2013 11:07:51 PM
Bang for your buck is important, but more important is that the supplement works...
2/5/2013 9:36:37 PM
Very little extra money the last few years, so must consider all options.
2/5/2013 9:24:06 PM
It can add up pretty fast if the treatment is a $1 a day.
2/5/2013 9:01:52 PM
Although 4 horses are senior, arthritis is minimal! Thank goodness!
2/5/2013 8:39:43 PM
After steroid injections, I had his hocks fused with alcohol injection. Also use Adequan & Cosequine
2/5/2013 8:15:57 PM
I have had several old horses never had to treat any for that kind of problem
2/5/2013 6:57:02 PM
has bearing on decision along with efficacy of treatment
2/5/2013 6:35:46 PM
If it crops up in their old age, I will take care of them and get what the vet says they need.
2/5/2013 6:23:23 PM
Prognosis is the key, will it work and for how long
2/5/2013 6:12:44 PM
I have found, in my experience, that moving about freely is the best preventative medicine.Riff Raff
2/5/2013 5:52:25 PM
My horse doesn't have arthritis now, so I don't know how much it costs to treat it.
2/5/2013 5:30:50 PM
I'll do whatever it takes to give him quality of life.
2/5/2013 5:28:41 PM
My horses are everything to me, it is my responsibility to do whatever I can to ensure their comfort
2/5/2013 5:13:43 PM
Since he can't tell me if he's in pain and horses are stoic, I have to be proactive and medicate.
2/5/2013 5:06:36 PM
They deserve to be comfortable and they shall. They earned it!
2/5/2013 4:32:26 PM
my horses do not have arthritis yet!
2/5/2013 12:26:40 PM
Fortunately my own horse is sound, am waiting for results of leg xrays on hubbys horse tho
2/5/2013 11:57:46 AM
The product I use is economical and effective in my horse.
2/5/2013 7:48:58 AM
Epense is not the issue- ability to move without pain and not drugged to the eyes is
2/5/2013 3:17:35 AM
So hard to balance between too little and too much.
2/5/2013 12:39:02 AM
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