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post #71 of 91 Old 11-24-2012, 01:40 PM
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Anxious as to what the vet said...
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post #72 of 91 Old 11-24-2012, 01:41 PM
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My colt when he was 6 months old got strangles, and i was sooo worried about him. I could not separate him from the herd at that time, because i had no where to put him. I caught it in its first stages, and right away i called my vet and she was out that evening, and she gave me antibiotics for 2 weeks. He was a mess, nasty snotty nose and had some difficulty breathing because of mucus build up his temp at that time was 105. I cleaned and treated him everyday twice a day (or more if needed). I was surprised to see him come through in the two weeks. None of the rest of the herd contracted it. They have been exposed, but no one has shown any signs of anything since his out break. I'll tell ya what, it was a long two weeks.....
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post #74 of 91 Old 11-24-2012, 04:56 PM
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At this point I doubt the op has called the vet or had her filly checked. I know she is being exposed to other horses and lunged on a regular basis which is so hard on a young horse as well as it sounds like she's locked in a stall... As to where I got the info? The op herself from her blog that is confidently linked in her signature...
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post #75 of 91 Old 11-24-2012, 07:36 PM
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wow took a look at her blog, not a word about the vet there either. I know everyones different but lunging before the age of one seems a bit much.
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post #76 of 91 Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM
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Ugh... I don't even know what to say to that... I know AQHA likes to do their lunge line futurities, however they are yearlings. Not weanlings *sigh*
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post #77 of 91 Old 11-26-2012, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry it took so long, we had trouble getting a hold of our vet and finally he came out tonight, and we have nothing to worry about! It definitely wasn't strangles, the hole in her neck was in the wrong place if it were to have been that. I am not positive on all the words he used but he said that what probably happened (which he'd seen before) was that a brier patch nearby either poked her or she tried to eat it and it got her 'gutteral' pocket(or gland, I don't remember the word he used) go infected and it wasn't a big deal because it is healing well. He said that it happened to a horse he worked on and a 9-inch piece got stuck in the horse's eustational (again, I don't know spelling) tube and their head swelled up and had discharge coming out and such. She isn't sick or contagious and she also got her 5 way shot while he was here so she's doing well! Thank you all for your concern and advice! I'm relieved I don't have to worry about Scarlett too much about being sick, but I am glad that I got to learn so much here about Strangles and horse sickness! If you want to check up on her any time I have a blog about her that I have the link to in my signature! Thank you all!

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wow took a look at her blog, not a word about the vet there either. I know everyones different but lunging before the age of one seems a bit much.
I don't lunge her often, I've basically taught her to do it so she can run for a while because she is inside a lot. I haven't let her break a sweat either.

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At this point I doubt the op has called the vet or had her filly checked. I know she is being exposed to other horses and lunged on a regular basis which is so hard on a young horse as well as it sounds like she's locked in a stall... As to where I got the info? The op herself from her blog that is confidently linked in her signature...
Well I had called my vet every day this week (minus thanksgiving) and he was unable to come until this evening and turns out I had nothing to worry about and she is completely healthy and was never contagious. I don't lunge her for more than ten minutes at a time and she was exposed to one other horse but that was before I knew anything might be really wrong with her and that stopped as soon as I found out and she was fine in the mean time. And when I lunge her it never has been more running than she would have if she was able to go outside; basically I let her run as much as she wants just keeping it in a circle and when she slows down we are done.

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Well I had called my vet every day this week (minus thanksgiving) and he was unable to come until this evening and turns out I had nothing to worry about and she is completely healthy and was never contagious. I don't lunge her for more than ten minutes at a time and she was exposed to one other horse but that was before I knew anything might be really wrong with her and that stopped as soon as I found out and she was fine in the mean time. And when I lunge her it never has been more running than she would have if she was able to go outside; basically I let her run as much as she wants just keeping it in a circle and when she slows down we are done.
It's the circle part of lunging that causes the biggest issues for youngsters. She doesn't have the coordination yet to be able to carry herself correctly in a circle for that long. This will wear excessively on her underdeveloped joints. It has nothing to do with how fast or how long you let her run for, it's the actual physics of lunging that is the problem.

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