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post #1 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Help): Need to know whats wrong with horse!

I have a horse, appendix paint gelding that is ill I've called the vet but she is very busy.
He has like Mud on his lips but when I touch it he pants in pain and I tried warshing it but it will not come off. He is also very lethargic but I know he's not colicing he pooped alot when I was at the barn. Also he is extremely scratched up- not the usual clip or two he gets (i treated them)
There is no toxic plants there and only foxes are there. I just want to know whats wrong with him ):
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 12:29 AM
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How is he moving? Sounds like he might be in pain from falling - but without more info that's a complete guess.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 12:30 AM
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Is there a chance you could please post a picture of what the "mud" looks like?
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 12:35 AM
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Will he eat? Offer him some food and see if he will eat.

Is his breathing faster than normal? Do you know the signs of colic?
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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He moves like he usually does, just slower and is dragging his feet

I cannot the barn was too dark for me to get a good pic
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 01:38 AM
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You need that vet I think!
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-24-2011, 02:03 AM
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Is he in pasture or stall? If he is in a pasture you might wanna see if there is any clues to what he might have hurt himself on. What you see ..the "mud" is probably a dark scrab with dirt..
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