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post #11 of 18 Old 01-04-2010, 01:00 PM
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nothing like that works for weeks. it would have to be time released, which we dont have the technology for.
i dont understand what you mean. quietex is given daily with the powder form.
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-04-2010, 04:25 PM
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Yes there is one. Your vet will know what it is. And yes some "people" do use this when the are in the flipping business--buying horses cheap, keeping them for 30 days and selling them--usually as dead broke childrens horses--LOL.

There is usually a huge difference in personality once they "wake up".
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post #13 of 18 Old 01-04-2010, 04:33 PM
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i dont understand what you mean. quietex is given daily with the powder form.
The OP was talking about a horse she had gotten. The horse may have been drugged that day, but anything that was given to the horse would be metablolized in a mater of hours. Ive never in my life herd of a drug that stays in the horses blood steam for a matter of days or weeks without being reintroduced, that would have a sedative effect. Its impossible, because the liver filers blood ALOT. It would have to be VERY strong or time released. Unless the OP also drugged the horse every day for a week or two, there is no way a sedative would have stayed in the horses system after the OP purchases her.
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It could be just a new environment rather than a drugged horse. Some horses are calm and friendly on the home turf. Then when you get them home they are like a different animal. Not saying yours wasn't drugged, but the odds are that its just scared. Horses act out when they are afraid and unsure.


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post #15 of 18 Old 01-04-2010, 05:05 PM
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It could be just a new environment rather than a drugged horse. Some horses are calm and friendly on the home turf. Then when you get them home they are like a different animal. Not saying yours wasn't drugged, but the odds are that its just scared. Horses act out when they are afraid and unsure.

I agree. If you just got it, like within days, it's too soon to say the horse was drugged. If it was alert, perky, bright eyed and looking around when you bought it, it may just be startled at the new surroundings. Wait a week after arrival and if things haven't changed then I would be suspicious. A horse's feet are a sink for foreign substances that the liver either cant filter out or that reaches the feet before the liver, and if it was a high dosage your farrier might be able to see lines below the coronet band which would suggest drugging.
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post #16 of 18 Old 01-04-2010, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. Its not really a big deal anymore I was scammed and she is what she is. It was really only for my own curiousity after reading that post about the drug as I had never heard of such a thing. The horse was nice and quiet for about 3/4 days, then a complete nutcase. I've had her for about 4 months now and shes still a fruit loop, I'd say shes settled in by now haha. Shes pretty much a pasture ornament as shes not sound either. We live and learn right?
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Sorry to hear that. I hate when someone has a bad experience with a horse sale. It makes them all look bad.


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I've had horses for almost 20 years now, and just in the last year I have been scammed badly by a couple "horsepeople". Fortunately my OTTB gelding has turned out to be nothing but an angel, so there are some honest people out there still!
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