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post #11 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Yahh..... ill tell her that... thanks for all of your advice!

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post #12 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 11:49 AM
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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His pulse has lowered a but but his blood work came back clean...
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 07:40 PM
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swollen abdomen filled with fluid.. i am assuming the vet is sending out some of the fluid??? What is the horses bp? Did they ultra sound the abdomen? Tell the vet he can go on the veterinary information network for ideas from other vets... i wish i had more specifics i would talk to the vet i work with...
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Bp is 120-130, they didnt take any fluid or didnt ultrasound... I think it might be right heart failure. The soonest the vet will come out is next wednesday.

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post #16 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 08:15 PM
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omg i feel soo bad but i agree with everyone get another vet so you can get a second oppinion
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-25-2010, 11:04 PM
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Any news??

Is this horse still alive? How old is this horse?

My guess would be congestive heart failure. Are the legs stocked up. Is the fluid in the belly inside the abdomen or is it ventral edema outside of the belly muscles? If it is ventral edema [that pits upon pressure with a finger], then I am betting on congestive heart failure. If it is, then there is not much you can do. We have put a couple of older horses down when that was the case.
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post #18 of 20 Old 12-26-2010, 03:27 PM
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Vet won't come out until next wed? What kind of vets do you have out there? If I call with an emergency my vet comes out that same day. It may be a couple hours later if he is on another critical call or in the middle of surgery but he gets out there. He's even come out late at night.

I hope she can find out what is wrong.

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post #19 of 20 Old 12-26-2010, 04:21 PM
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I called my vet at 9pm on a thursday evening and he was here 30 mins later (not sure how as it is a 40 min drive)

I've called him out for colics on a saturday night at 11pm and I called him out when stan came in lame on a friday night at 7pm. On the Sat night he was with me within an hour, on the friday night he was a couple of hours as he was out on a colic call.

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post #20 of 20 Old 12-26-2010, 05:26 PM
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Any chance he ate something poisonous? Some poisonous plants can affect the heart rhythm and cause heart failure?

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