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post #21 of 22 Old 01-09-2013, 09:23 AM
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just wanted to update on heaves and my mare. 3 weeks after shewas standing in the field, unable to breath we went on a small ride that turned iinto a very strenuous hill ride and lasted about 4 hours ( I got lost)
my mare who 3 weeks ago i was going to have euthanised..did wonderful. Not even 1 cough.
the ONLY thing I am doing differently right now, after her round of dex and nebulizer treatments is I have her out 24/7, pulled her off round bales, and give her regular square baled hay..not even soaked anymore.
i swear..the albuterol nebulizer saved herl ife. I couldnt pay 200 bucks for the equinemask so made one outof a milk jug.
This posrt is to give hope. You can manage heaves!
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post #22 of 22 Old 01-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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Good to hear! Keep in mind, from experience, it's all about management. Damage to the lungs has been done, its irreversible, but manageable.
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