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        03-22-2012, 04:24 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    JMO, but if your vet can't come out, and doesn't offer to try and get a colligue (sp) to come out, I'd be getting a different vet.

    But I'm glad it sounds like your baby is doing better.
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        03-22-2012, 04:26 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Agreed busysmurf....I would be finding a new vet. Or at least one for back up.
         
        03-22-2012, 04:28 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    This is about the only vet in the area. And thank you, me too. It scared me to death when the last time he would NOT get up, I had to physically push him halfway up. But he's standing now, napping I think because I won't let him lay down lol.
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        03-22-2012, 04:32 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    My three-year-old horse just had an incident with choking last night, and it was very scary. He also did it once last year, but this time it took me a while to figure out what was going on. He was pacing, laying down, and acting uncoordinated. I thought something neurological was going on. I called the vet, and while I was waiting for her response, he spit out phlegm and after that he was fine.
         
        03-22-2012, 04:39 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Just a side note: Evidence of a good vet. I make an Emergency call on a weekend, don't hear back in 40 min. Understandable, it's baby season. So I call again. This time, the practice owner calls me and asks if I can wait about 1-2 hrs, he had to bring in an extra vet for the weekend they were so busy, and both were out. If I needed someone right away, he personally would call another clinic (his competitor) to see if they could come out. Since it wasn't somethiing that couldn't wait a little bit (Odie had puncture wounds and I wanted them flushed, but I didn't want to wait till Monday) I said I'd wait. I went over what I was planning on doing, and he OK'd it. (he's a small animal vet, and was 300 miles away on vacation when he called me. Appearently the answering service calls him directly if the first service call isn't answered.) The on-call vet came out a few hours later, and all was taken care of.

    I have yet to see the bill, and that was last spring. When I asked he winked and said "I don't remember having anyone out at your place".
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        03-22-2012, 04:45 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
    This is about the only vet in the area. And thank you, me too. It scared me to death when the last time he would NOT get up, I had to physically push him halfway up. But he's standing now, napping I think because I won't let him lay down lol.
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    That's one time I think it's OK to get after a horse by any means necessary. I will do whatever it takes to get them up and keep them up. I'd rather deal with a horse that's afraid of a whip or something than on that I had to PTS. But that's just me.
         
        03-22-2012, 04:50 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Thanks for replies. All is well.
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        03-22-2012, 04:52 PM
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    Weanling
    Good to hear
         
        03-22-2012, 04:55 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Yeah, there was no way I was letting him stay down. That was about the time I started crying haha. But I eventually got him
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