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    06-04-2012, 01:31 PM
  #41
Showing
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Originally Posted by Livvyx    
That was so rude. I don't know if all Americans think horses are better off slaughtered than saved, but we certainly don't think so in England.
AlexS is a Brit, by the way.

England has their slaughter houses as well, so I hardly think your use of 'we' includes all of Britain.

Genuine concern for the foal is what made most folks answer the way they did. If the OP believes she 'rescued' these horses yet can't get them the proper medical care, they may have been better off going to slaughter.

I also find it highly unlikely that the foal was supposedly at death's door not more than 24 hours ago, yet has now been miraculously cured by some homeopathic hoo-haw administered by the OP.
     
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    06-04-2012, 01:36 PM
  #42
Trained
This post isn't directed at anyone, it is a general "just saying" post..

When we bought our first horses in Canada, they came from an auction, both pregnant. Did I rescue them, no, they were both in great condition, did I outbid the meat man, well yup, sure did.

The first thing I did when I got them home was to call the local vet and organize a routine visit, this made sure he knew me, my horses and most importantly how to find me.

Over the last few years we have built up a great relationship, I consult him by phone often, drop into the surgery to ask questions sometimes, make sure I buy my meds through him, just generally have a good relationship. He knows when to come here, when to suggest I go to him, and when to go for wait and see, that is because we trust each others judgment, he knows I'm not prone to panic and call him if not needed, and that I can accurately relay what is happening here.

Do I always pay on time, nope, we are farmers, come July/August we tend to be living on fumes, all our money is invested in the crop, so a colic scare just can't be covered, does he get paid something every month until it is cleared, hell yes. When we sell grain I tend to bank a little with him as well, future proofing, when you have horses you will have bills, that's for sure.
     
    06-04-2012, 01:38 PM
  #43
Yearling
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Originally Posted by TheresaD    
And, now I am done. I will not be returning to this website. We all have losses and we all make mistakes. I do not feel that I have made one in rescuing or in my care of these two. Thank you for breaking me into the joys of an online forum. Thank you to those of you who expressed real concern and sympathy. HorseLovinLady, I appreciate your post but, I am sorry to say that I will not be posting pictures. Golden Horse, I am sorry that you had a loss affect you so. We learn from every experience. I lost my temper up there and shouldn't have and I apologize for that. A weekend of stress does that to a person.
I'd try to contact Barb from barbswellness.com she might point you in the right direction...
     
    06-04-2012, 01:39 PM
  #44
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Vets seem to want to play the "wait and see" game. I need one rather promply as my horse was down and in trouble. Called the vet. Got the wait and see line. Called a horse friend and she told me to be more forthright. I was. I called the vet and Told him to get his F....g Ass out here right now.
If I EVER had to tell my Vet that, I would be finding a new Vet.

I've had a couple emergencies and the response is always the same, "You still at XXX address?" "Ok, heading there now, see you in a few...".

I've also gotten the call of "I'm coming to see your sick cow but it's going to be a couple hours, an Alpaca just lost a fight with a fence...".

I've never gotten a "wait and see" game. Last time my horse coliced, it appeared to be extremely minor gas colic which I indicated to the Vet and he told me to administer Banamine, walk him around slowly and if he wasn't back to normal within 30mins, call again and he'd be right out. It resolved and my horse was back to normal within 20mins, Vet did a free drop-by that evening though, had some meds for my BO and wanted to give my horse a once-over.
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    06-04-2012, 01:40 PM
  #45
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Originally Posted by Livvyx    
That was so rude. I don't know if all Americans think horses are better off slaughtered than saved, but we certainly don't think so in England.
I think that others have expressed my opinion very well already - thank you all for that.

I really don't believe that my Nationality has any bearing on my opinions whatsoever, but I just took this photo for you.
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    06-04-2012, 01:41 PM
  #46
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
AlexS is a Brit, by the way.

England has their slaughter houses as well, so I hardly think your use of 'we' includes all of Britain.

Genuine concern for the foal is what made most folks answer the way they did. If the OP believes she 'rescued' these horses yet can't get them the proper medical care, they may have been better off going to slaughter.

I also find it highly unlikely that the foal was supposedly at death's door not more than 24 hours ago, yet has now been miraculously cured by some homeopathic hoo-haw administered by the OP.
Yes, like I said in my last post I did not mean to put people into groups. I am not getting into a debate, some people are for it and some people aren't. I don't see why so many breed to sell so much if there's so many horses that are ending up there.

Hope he is ok OP
     
    06-04-2012, 01:46 PM
  #47
Trained
Huh Alex,



Doesn't prove anything, mine looks just the same, in fact I lost one, delayed my citizenship up here, you didn't find it did you?
     
    06-04-2012, 01:48 PM
  #48
Banned
It probably ran off as you were applying for citizenship - giggle.
     
    06-04-2012, 01:49 PM
  #49
Showing
Pish, Golden went from a Brit to a Canuck? Her passport hid itself in shame!
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    06-04-2012, 01:57 PM
  #50
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Originally Posted by Livvyx    
Which is exactly why I said I don't know if all are, I did not say all Americans think that? I agree horses need vet care, but to say to someone there horse was better off sent to a slaughter house, that is rude and disrespectful. Some people don't believe in vets at all, no I don't wish to go in to that debate but don't think it's something to support.
Re read your post. You clearly said "all". Honesty is not the same as rudeness.
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