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    03-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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Foal
Head toss from pain-help!

Please help me. My horse has navicular pain and is overdue for injections but is showing bizarre head symptoms. He is tossing his head, sometimes violently, and then reaching down to scratch his face with his legs. Tight jaw and clenched teeth and lower lip. Will not eat. Looks so uncomfortable and unhappy. Almost unsafe to walk him around, being 17.2 hands and cannot control his head tossing. PLEAES HELP. Gave him 3 bute in paste. Don't even know if he swallowed it. Anyone???? He also has shivers that effect his hind legs. Navicular injections in front feet only.
     
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    03-15-2012, 08:59 PM
  #2
Foal
Call the vet.
     
    03-15-2012, 09:05 PM
  #3
Green Broke
All I can say is WOW
     
    03-15-2012, 10:18 PM
  #4
Banned
Sounds like you have something more serious going on then just navicular pain going on. Think you should be calling a vet ASAP.
     
    03-16-2012, 12:38 AM
  #5
Foal
Head tossing

Thanks for input. Called vet. Worried EMP or W Nile. Got fluids in him. Ace quieted his head tossing. Definitely neurological. Blood work in am. Not a great outlook.
     
    03-16-2012, 11:52 AM
  #6
Banned
Keep us updated sorry to hear that sending healing vibes.
     
    03-16-2012, 02:04 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks. Will do. Really a drag to see him like this.
     
    03-16-2012, 02:08 PM
  #8
Weanling
You poor thing and your poor horse! I hope he pulls through ok. *Prayers*
     
    03-25-2012, 10:27 PM
  #9
Foal
He is better! Turned out it was his teeth the whole time. Sharp molars had to be filed and he had lacerations on his tongue. No wonder he was flipping out! Thanks for the prayers. They truly are powerful.
     
    03-25-2012, 10:30 PM
  #10
Banned
Glad to hear he's better and it wasnt to serious.
     

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