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post #11 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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He is feeling better today. Still not normal. I cut his feed back a little this morning just to be safe but his belly isn't quite has rock hard. I did not see but one tiny splash of poop in his stall but that's normal with him to not poop as much as other the horses...

Thanks for keeping me company last night guys.
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post #12 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 09:20 AM
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Glad he's feeling better, he looks great for his age!

I don't blame you for having the vet out. If something was up and you weren't sure what it was or how to handle it, calling the vet was definitely the right thing to do.
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post #13 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 09:35 AM
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He does look great! Glad you had the vet out for him, he looks like a sweetie.
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post #14 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 12:02 PM
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Glad Pistol is better! My Thoroughbred suffered a bit of heat stress a couple years ago, and it can initially appear to be like early colic signs. Dehydration pinch. Stomach gurgles is always a good sign when talking colic. But I agree, never second guess your decision to call the vet!
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Preliminary blood work came back with liver enzyme issues. Sent to state lab fire more :(
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Oh no. I hope it's not too serious. Sending you and Pistol good thoughts.
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post #17 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 03:30 PM
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I'm sending you healing vibes. I hope everything turns out alright :).
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post #18 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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I hope everything turns out okay :( don't feel bad about calling the vet!! It's their job to come out and see your horse, you did the right thing.
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post #19 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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This evening he was mad that I hosed him and he was trotting in hand while I took him from the barn to the round pen to graze and then later when I put him away. He is very alert and energetic. He ate well and chewed his hay into his little hay balls and spit them in the water trough like he always does. I'm hoping the liver issue is something that is treatable and not just an old age thing. He seems so much happier today.

They must not have gotten the results back from the state lab because they haven't called me. I'm hoping tomorrow.

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post #20 of 28 Old 07-27-2012, 10:44 PM
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good to hear he is feeling better today.... this heat has been bad this summer..... mine have been spending most of their days under their fans instead of eating, which says alot !!!
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