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  • Caoxing 3 month filly into pen

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    02-26-2012, 07:25 AM
Without knowing why she was tying up it's impossible to say that her life wasn't in danger. I'm not one to rush to the vet but I probably would have called one in this case. The horse I mentioned in my previos post nearly died a couple of times from tying up due to the selenium deficency. I believe he developed the problem in early adulthood.
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    02-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Green Broke
Possibly a concussion from the collision?
    02-26-2012, 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by natisha    
Possibly a concussion from the collision?
Possible - my gelding is at least twice her weight and they hit full on chest on chest with both horses at gallop.

As soon as I can kick my 20 year old daughter out of bed, we will be heading to the feed store for some 'just in case' supplies...

alfalfta pellets - to get her to eat everything listed below
rice bran

The feed store opens in ten minutes so hopefully my daughter will move out of bed eventually... bingo, she is now up and making tea.

As for vet, it was discussed, but was not called. The simple truth of the matter is that if it is not something acute that needs immediate attention - like bones sticking out thru the skin. I can handle most situations myself. She will see the chiropractor next month in case it is her back - reguardless of how she feels this morning.

I can do most small area stitches myself too - it is only when there are arteries, tendons, or bones involved that the vet comes out. I have, in the past, allowed vet to run up thousands of dollars of treatments, putting my horse through a living hell and nothing less then torture for what turned out to be less than a 10% chance of the horse ever being 'normal' again. In all three above cases, a different medical consultation suggested immediate euthenasia.

In general, I trust vets about as far as I can toss them.
    02-26-2012, 05:52 PM
OK - fed her some electrolites today, and all she wanted to do was play. She is a bit stiff in the rear end, but nothing to worry about.
    02-26-2012, 05:58 PM
Green Broke
Tying up does happen in arabs my friends arab tied up pretty badly 2 days before a gymkhana took us an hour to get him back to his pen after giving him some bute and lots of coaxing. He was on too much protein I believe at the time but hasn't tied up since. Also his aunt used to tie up alot but from what my BO says she hasn't in awhile (both are full arabs). Hope your girls ok trigger was perfectly fine by the saturday of gymkhana(2 days later) and ran AA-AAA times all day.
    02-26-2012, 07:27 PM
I'm sorry but that is just plain irresponsible. You completely discount the fact that a vet has been through YEARS of intensive training to get their degree. Not just "oh I have dealt with a colicking horse before". They have trained solely on how to look after animals that are injured or sick for YEARS.

You as her owner have a responsibility to this horse to provide the best care you possibly can. And, I'm sorry, saying you refuse to call the vet because the last one cost too much, is poor form.
    05-28-2012, 02:18 AM
How is your filly now?

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