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    06-17-2012, 10:04 AM
And I don't know what OP means ?
And don't call me immature, thatss immature. Hehe
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    06-17-2012, 10:05 AM
ahh sky lady you arent seeming to understand that I have no say in this... also.. I was just out at 11pm because I heard a 'noise' in the horses paddock and went to check if they were ok. So I think im responsible enough.
Sooo, you are saying, you want a 17 year old, who could be ill, or have a ill family member, or maybe even lost her best friend, to sell her stuff to help a horse who was basically dead when we got her. Stop judging and get a life.
I never said you weren't responsible. And I wasn't saying that at all. And your level of immaturity is getting on my nerves. I have a really good life, and I'm not judging.

So this is my last post. I am done trying to be supportive on this thread. You have not made a friend today.

Also calling you immature isn't immature, it's the dang truth girl LOL.

OP means original post, or original poster (which is you!)

Originally Posted by ZhiLaiYeh    
Thing is, Speed Racer didn't answer anything, as far as I can see, both you and her are just criticizing Klaatu, you haven't provided any constructive answers for her at all. All you have done is put down her actions. Also, what's done is done, you think that sitting there and telling her what she has done wrong is going to help now? I hardly think so.
Yes I do. Learn from her mistakes, and realize that every horse really deserves the basic needs.

"Dont know if we should go through that cost for a horse we got for free"

Hoping she would realize that yes it IS worth it.

My first post was supportive, because I don't have the credibility to say anything further about the nail. I am not a vet, nor have I had my personal horse in this mess.

To me, I could make the argument that you came into this thread to tell off speed racer and myself, and didn't offer any advice either.
    06-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Then why comment saying advice if your not a vet and then criticize me ?
And no, I have not learnt that. Because saving a horse that has tried to kill me is not... My life before any horse. And anyone would say that a human life is worth more than a horses, even if you might be obsessed with horses.
And zhilaiyeh commented to support me like you and speed racer are supporting each other :p
    06-17-2012, 10:09 AM
I have an Arab mare who I rescued about 10 years ago, she was in terrible condition and I have never used her as a riding horse, just sat in my paddock.
I am in Queensland Australia and our property was damaged through the flood last year, and its been a long effort cleaning it up, however this mare somehow got a nail from something washed up, straight up through her hoof.
We pulled it out, and it was incredibly swollen and oozing with pus so we washed it with betadine every day. A month later we got the vet out, as she was still limping and we saw her hoof had a hole that the vet could put her finger through, and it was still just oozing pus and smelt incredibly bad. She was on antibiotics for a week with bute. And she was slowly putting more weight on her foot. However now that she is off the pain killers, she is limping still, and the vet had said if she hadn't improved in a week, it might be damage in the tendons and such which would never heal and just cause her pain. She was in the stables for about 2 weeks, just resting, and she has been let out again these past few days, and today as I was bringing her in, she didn't understand how to go in her stable, and kept turning around and couldn't get past the gate :S

So, over 2 months later she has not improved, except for her hoof a bit less smelly.
Any advice on what to do or similar situations or if a horse can go crazy from pain?


I assume your parents new of the nail? Honestly, they should have called the vet right away. When the nail was pulled and the oozing that was coming out is called an infection. Your parents should have called the vet immediately. They would more than likely work with you financially if that was a factor. Because the situation was let go and the infection left to fester inside her hoof, her outcome to me is guarded. Please learn from this.
    06-17-2012, 10:11 AM
And no.. my parents did not know of the nail.... we are not vets.
    06-17-2012, 10:14 AM
I am not a vet either. If you have a nail in your foot, you pull it out and it is oozing, wouldn't you see a doctor?
    06-17-2012, 10:16 AM
People are not following this story..

Thanks speedracer.. you gave awesome advice ;) and btw... you don't understand that she is on medical treatment? Lol im not neglecting her
    06-17-2012, 10:16 AM
Green Broke
There obviously still is infection in the hoof, maybe even the joint or tendons by now. The only way to treat the horse now is aggressively battling the infection. Load her up with antibiotics, the good stuff,Check with the vet, soaking her hoof in Epsom salts and iodine twice a day for 20 minutes, packing wound with iodine soaked cotton balls, keeping her in a stall or wrapping hoof and keeping her in a dry area.

She needs pain meds too.

Do not skimp on the treatment because valuable time has been lost already. There is no way that you will ever know if she will ever be sound unless you get rid of the infection, till then it is only a guess.
    06-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by klaatu    
People are not following this story..

Thanks speedracer.. you gave awesome advice ;) and btw... you don't understand that she is on medical treatment? Lol im not neglecting her
You said it was oozing when you pulled it out. You also said you did not get the vet out until a month later.
    06-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Ok.. guys..
She is on antiobiotics but I cannot wrap her foot without her being sedated.she is in a dry stable. Its the best I can do for her.

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