Can I take a moment to rant and yell??!! I just had the worst experience I've ever had with horses due to someones stupidity.
Today I went over to my boyfriends house. He owns two horses. A quarter horse colt and a paint filly. Well around 3 we went out to pasture to feed and found the colt down. We called his mom up who brought along the guy that had given the colt to them. The man said that he was having an HYPP attack. Not only was pretty much every muscle in his body extremely tense, but his tongue was swollen and black and at times he would thrash around and get himself where he couldn't breath. We gave him kero syrup and waited, but nothing went for good. We got the vet out who started him on fluids and by the third bag he finally fought himself to his feet with a little helpful pushing. That colt ended up being down for four hours, in thriving pain and suffering because of that kawerfkwdcha. They are getting blood work done to see exactly what caused him to go down but it sounds like it was a bad HYPP attack.
I DISTINCTLY heard the guy say he BREEDS for HYPP foals...DISTINCTLY heard it. I wanted to turn around and slap that guy.
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