Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Well I can see you're both passionate ;D
I have done some research, just skimmed the top of the iceburg.
I have to be honest, unless its your every year/twice a year injections no needles will be entering my horse.
Unless its a true emergency or an operation is required, no sedative will be touching my horse. ever.
Horror stories... are ...horrific.
Each to their own, and if you've had no problems, thats fab, but I think twitching is the safest way forward- I didn't realise how bad sedating CAN be, one owner said oh I'll get my horse sedated for his teeth, he generally only needs to be twitched but then I can finish clipping.. my dad's horse had an op years ago on her leg, and had to go back for molecule injections, to get her on the trailer they sedated her... how blinking dangerous!!
Thank you anebel, I generally look in to things where my animals are concerened but I hadn't thought twice about sedation :S