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    06-16-2009, 04:03 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation Horse is down and can't get up

I have a horse that is down. Went down Sunday. He will sit up and tries to get up but can't seem to get his rear end up. The vet gave me banamine along with two other meds yesterday. They said that should help get him up. The vet told me to spook him and he should get up. I have wacked his rear several times and he doesn't even jump. Tried spraying him with the hose. We have a motor puller and didn't know if I could use that as an option. I am running out of ideas.
     
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    06-16-2009, 04:08 PM
  #2
Yearling
Can you pull a vehicle out close to where he is and honk until he gets annoyed enough? My horse was down (long story that makes me angry - someone else caused it and I could have killed the woman), he had basically "given up" and I just honked and honked until he got tired of it and got up.

I hope your bebeh gets up!
     
    06-16-2009, 04:12 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Good grief call another vet out there and not the one you already worked with!!!
     
    06-16-2009, 04:13 PM
  #4
Foal
It is to muddy to get back there. I rode the mower out and that didn't spook him. I am just at a loss. This is my first horse and was told if I didn't get him up he wouldn't make it being down 48 hours.
     
    06-16-2009, 04:15 PM
  #5
Weanling
So I take it he's got colic, you really need to get him up, I know your trying, I would try the horn honking, if he has a halter on you can try just pulling, not too hard but if you keep pulling maybe he will get up, good luck
     
    06-16-2009, 04:15 PM
  #6
Foal
I have talked to two vets. One is supposed to call me back today. The other can't get out until tomorrow. That is why he suggested I call the other one.
     
    06-16-2009, 04:16 PM
  #7
Weanling
Yeah you really need to get someone out today they probably have to clear him out.I'd call every vet in my area.I would also try giving him water..
     
    06-16-2009, 04:18 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Call every vet within an hour and get someone out there today. You have got a big emergency on your hands.
     
    06-16-2009, 04:22 PM
  #9
Foal
How is your horse? We had an older horse lay down one day and it was just his time to go.. maybe shoot a gun near him loud noises scare horses badly. I hope he gets up im praying that he does.
     
    06-16-2009, 04:23 PM
  #10
Trained
You need to get someone out ASAP. You said he is trying to get up but can't. Spooking him and dragging him out isn't going to work. You need to find out why he isnt getting up. Call every vet. Fork out the money for an emergancy ranch call.
     

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