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Re: Confused about testing for IR

Greetings Heather,

I'll look forward to visiting with you. I'll be out of town from June 10 - 16th. So just let me know and we'll find a convenient time for both of us.

It's difficult to prevent melanomas. We'll talk about that, as well.

Best regards,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Thanks again Dr. Getty. I think I would like to do the phone consult. when I get my new hay and have the results from the test, then perhaps we could talk about a custom vit/min mix to compliment my hay (as well as everything else). I'm hoping to have hay by the 2nd or 3rd week in June.

She said ulcers could be a possibility, despite him not quite fitting the bill of the typical horse with ulcers. She mentioned it could also be a tumor or slow transit time. Speaking of which, he has had 2 melanomas removed before the age of 8. One was removed before I bought him and another vet I was using removed the 2nd (that one grew very quickly out of the blue and then ruptured and was oozing black goo, so the vet wanted to remove it). He has several small melanomas on his body, but a couple are not in the typical places they are found on most horses, such as one on his hock and one on his flank. Yep, he's a gray. But he's quite young for melamonas, he'll be turning 10 this month.

Thanks again and I'll be in touch!

Where are you from? Bayfield

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