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post #21 of 24 Old 10-30-2008, 12:47 PM
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-30-2008, 09:48 PM
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they used whiskey in the movie National Velvet...like most movie magic...Im assuming its fake. In the event of colic...walk walk walk...while someone else is calling the vet.
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post #23 of 24 Old 10-31-2008, 10:08 AM
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At one time alcohol was used to help kill pain and even render someone unconcious for surgery. Alcohol was probably used to kill worms also. When I got my dogs as puppies from the pound I wormed them. One puppies worms were still alive when they came out. I poured alcohol on them and they died almost instantly. Since according to the article worms can sometimes cause colic alcohol was probably used to kill the pain and the worms.
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post #24 of 24 Old 11-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yes, it was used to kill pain in the past, when there were no anesthetic drugs available. However, it would take a very large amount of alcohol to put the horse in a drunken enough state to prevent the realization that pain was occuring.

People used alcohol for a great many things in the past based solely on assumption.

There is a saying "The body often heals IN SPITE OF what we do, rather than because of it".

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