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        04-05-2009, 11:17 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Ryle    
    You do want to watch what you give a "sick" horse---moxidectin shouldn't be given to a horse that is sick or underweight, ivermectin can cause issues if you are dealing with a horse that has a neurological problem--pyrantel or fenbendazole should both be pretty safe even in sick horses. Even in adult horses with no known deworming history, pyrantel and fenbendazole aren't likely to lead to issues.
    Thanks for the info Ryle! The different types of active ingredients in wormers always confuse me =) Good to know!
         
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        04-05-2009, 11:27 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    You say you hadn't seen the horse before, and he's yours??
         
        04-05-2009, 11:45 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Thank you for clarifying, Ryle - I appreciate it!

    IHP, appearantly she's caring for it.
         
        04-08-2009, 11:30 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Sorry it took so long to get back. I had problems being able to read the replies. Here's the update on Midnight.....
    I finally got a vet to come out, it took several days to locate one that would come out. All he did was listen to Midnight's lungs, asked me if I had wormed him & when, asked if we had given him any meds ( we had given him penicillin), he said give him 2 more doses, and asked me if I believed in miracles because that's what I was going to need. He told me that he would probably be dead in a couple of days & that was it. He said we would just be sinking money into a horse that probably wasn't worth it.
    Midnight is not my horse & no, I didn't go out to look at him when he was brought to my father-in-law's house. My husband told his father & brother that we would bring him down to our barn & try to nurse him back to health. The vet did say that he was just a baby, probably 3 yrs old. He's a big & beautiful boy. Non aggressive, seemingly gentle for being a stud. We took him out of the barn over the weekend so he could stretch his legs & eat some grass. We luckily didn't take the rigged up harness off of him because he ended up falling down again & we had to lift him back up with a tractor. He couldn't get up on his own. We hasn't been out of the barn since then, we still have him tied up & supported to the overhead beam so he can't fall over. He appears to be gaining a little weight & he seems sturdier. He's not relying on the straps for support now.
    I have a 2 pound coffee can as a scoop & the vet told me to feed him 4 full cans per day. That seemed like an awful lot & I'm afraid to founder or colic him, so I've only been feeding him that one full can twice a day and I started him on beet pulp with oil mixed in because his back legs seemed stiff. The vet also said to feed him all the hay he wanted. Sounded like a lot, but then again, i'm not the vet. I'll post more as we go along. It's only been a week, but he does seem to be improving. Thanks for all the comments.
         
        04-08-2009, 06:00 PM
      #15
    Started
    Hay hay and more hay .... plenty of clean fresh water... no sweet feeds... no corn or barley especially ... soak all his feed...

    Did the vet clean his sheath??
         
        04-10-2009, 07:26 PM
      #16
    Started
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    Originally Posted by midnight 2009    
    Midnight is not my horse & no, I didn't go out to look at him when he was brought to my father-in-law's house. My husband told his father & brother that we would bring him down to our barn & try to nurse him back to health. The vet did say that he was just a baby, probably 3 yrs old. He's a big & beautiful boy. Non aggressive, seemingly gentle for being a stud.
    Did the vet pregnancy check the mare? She's likely pregnant if she was in with the stud. I'm glad your boy seems to be getting better. It is important to note that as he feels better he may become more stud like.

    In many areas, if a horse is on your property and is allowed to get to the condition Midnight has, you're responsible even if he's not yours. I really, really hope that Midnight grows up to be a beautiful gelding.

         
        04-10-2009, 11:00 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    We have fed up a lot of starving horses and honestly I have never heard of the method you are using.

    You have to feed them up slowly. If you put too much food in them too fast their body will shut down as its not used to processing food. Especially grain.

    We normally feed small amounts of alfalfa hay only thru out the day (small amounts 4-6 times per day) for the first week or 10 days. Then if the horse is doing well we might add a small amount of grain and then gradually increase it.

    If you do feed grain please get a good complete pelleted feed (not sweet feed!)

    Also keep in mind that starving animals are always meek and mild. They are too weak to be anything else. Once they are fed up you usually see a whole different personality

    Sending good thoughts
    Kay
         

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