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post #21 of 33 Old 11-17-2013, 09:38 PM
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SA we'd all love to be able to do that but unless you've got unlimited funds it's not feasible to take of rescues with expensive veterinary problems.
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post #22 of 33 Old 11-18-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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the owner wants 800 for this horse and will not budge... he has a suspensory ligament injury, he's arthritic, laminitis, some deterioration of kidney/lung function , ulcers etc....
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post #23 of 33 Old 11-18-2013, 08:16 PM
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Good decision not taking him, too much going wrong there and most of those ailments will be expensive and ongoing treatment.
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post #24 of 33 Old 11-18-2013, 08:21 PM
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Oh, that poor fellow. I understand your feelings of guilt, but in this situation you have to think of your own family first. If you had paid their price and brought him home, with all his issues he likely never would have been fit/sound enough for riding so you would have ended up with a money pit in your paddock with serious dietary and probable frequent veterinary needs. A horse like that can quickly push a family with a budget over the line into a family in a money crisis.
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post #25 of 33 Old 11-19-2013, 07:13 AM
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Report the owner for what?!? Because he's thin? Looks like the owner is feeding him since he's standing by a roll of hay. I maybe wrong I can't see the other animals, but being think isn't always the owners fault.
I had a Draft that went from 1900 to 1600 because of cushings, no matter what I did.
Some concerned nosey citizen reported my dad for 5 cows that he had penned up close to the road that was very underweight. Of course this caused a big investigation and they sent out an inspector. Which cost the county money and time. The cows was penned up because my dad had just bought them the day before at the auction and left them penned on the 5 acres so he could feed them without the other 80 head of cows (that couldn't be seen from the road) wouldn't push and hurt them.
So don't report something unless you know whats going on.
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post #26 of 33 Old 12-21-2013, 01:11 AM
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What worries me with this horse, is that his health or at least his teeth have got to have something wrong, because none of the other horses in the picture seem to have any issues with lack of food. This guy on the other hand is very malnourished. He either has a dental issue preventing him from feeding enough, or he has something more serious medically that needs to be looked at before he passes from disease.
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post #27 of 33 Old 12-21-2013, 02:30 AM
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Sorry to hear that, but I must admit there are plenty of 18 yr old horses without those issues! I would not let weight be a deciding factor when looking at a horse for sale.

Skinny horses usually need the following things:
Ulcer medication, deworming, teeth floating, and in the majority of cases they just need some good feed.

I would guess the horse is older than 18. Strange to have laminitis in a skinny horse. I've never seen a laminitic horse that was skinny, or are his feet just been that badly neglected?

If he is skinny and his feet are neglected, I would have no problem reporting the owners for abuse. It doesn't look like that is very nice quality hay either.
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post #28 of 33 Old 12-23-2013, 09:17 PM
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I would say yes , but have hi. Vet checked
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post #29 of 33 Old 12-24-2013, 06:02 PM
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I would say yes , but have hi. Vet checked
From the way this thread is typed up, I highly doubt a vet check is something this gal has money for.
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post #30 of 33 Old 12-26-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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read all of the comments...he was vet checked and I listed the results of the vet check. Thanks
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