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post #1 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Did my horse have a seizure??!

Tonight, (April,15) Me and my mom were in the kitchen talking when she looked out and saw my pony Baylee (Please note: She is 26 years old) Was laying out flat on the ground. You could tell she had been rolling because there was a flat spot on the ground where she had been.

I looked out to check on her and noticed she was almost making twitching -like movements. I thought she was sleeping until my 5 year old mare walked over to Baylee like she was worried. The twitching had gotten a little stronger...I really don't know how to explain it..

I knew something wasn't right so I went out there, calling her name she nickered but didn't move. After about 2 minutes the twitching stopped but she hadn't gotten up. Going into the pen, I had gotten about 5 feet away from her-calling and trying to see if she would move. Her eyes were open --For about 5 seconds I thought she was dead until she suddenly whinnied at me and lifted her head before getting up. She was a little wobbly and Her heart was beating fast when I rubbed her.

Please, What happened to her?? I'm terrified she had a seizure and I'm afraid I will happened again when I'm at school- I've had her since I was in 2nd grade and I'm half way through my freshman year in high school.

Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 09:38 PM
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Doesn't sound normal, does it? Possible seizure, hard to say. Hope she's ok.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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My mom didn't seem super worried. Once She got up,and walked around a little she was fine again but she's never done that before since we've owned her.

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post #5 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 09:46 PM
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Definitely get a vet out asap, I have seizures and they aren't something to play with and just over look..I don't want to scare you but it could even be something else, maybe more serious..

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post #6 of 13 Old 04-15-2012, 10:07 PM
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Definitely get your vet involved asap.
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 03:19 PM
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She may have been in a deep sleep and a little disoriented when coming out of it. A pilot flying to Switzerland just recently was disoriented upon awakening.
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 06:44 PM
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Most seizure activity results in a post seizure stage where the sufferer is really tired & kind of out of it for a bit. I've seen horses & dogs doing twitching & such while sleeping. I've also seen a horse after a seizure & there was no doubt what happened.
I don't think there is any way for a vet to say your horse did or did not have a seizure unless they see it happen.
I would keep a close eye on her & keep a video camera handy in case it happens again so you can show your vet.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 06:51 PM
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That said, it could have been something like a minor heart attack or stroke..I would just rather have a vet out to check everything before dismissing it.

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 07:36 PM
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I agree with natisha, my dog used to have seizures & she would kick violently, drool, relieve herself, then hop up after a minute or two. She would be very disoriented and unsteady. She would then sleep for a few hours and be fine.

There is really no mistaking a seizure.
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