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    07-01-2010, 05:51 AM
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Foal
Exclamation Horse limp and not moving much-Any suggestions please! URGENT!

Hi all,

We had a vet visit us today and give our 3 Clydesdales worming mixture. The horses were fine for 3 hours, then, out of nowhere, one of them started to be shaky on his feet. He had a high temperature and wanted to lie down.

To make a long story short, currently he is collapsed and not moving. His eyes are still open and is breathing and blinking. We've tried to get him up on his feet but he's not trying (its a bit hard to get a ton or so Clydesdale to stand when he doesn't want to!) He no longer has a temperature and the vet doesn't know what else to try. The vet canít get anything down his throat, but has given him a pain killer. The horseís lips are floppy and his tongue is hanging out.

Weíre not sure whether itís a side effect to the worming mixture because the other horses havenít had any problems.

Any suggestions would be fantastic.

Thanks
     
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    07-01-2010, 06:00 AM
  #2
Foal
Is it the first time that this horse has been wormed?
     
    07-01-2010, 06:04 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by SilverStallion    
Is it the first time that this horse has been wormed?
Second I believe

EDIT:

I have been informed it may be the first
     
    07-01-2010, 09:04 AM
  #4
Banned
He is being seen by a vet and they do not know what to do being there with him hands on?

I suppose it is time to find a different vet, ASAP.
     
    07-01-2010, 09:16 AM
  #5
Started
Sounds as if the horse is definitely having a reaction and in shock. Better get another vet out and do something quick if the vet that gave him the worming mixture won't do anything. Just because one or two horses don't have a reaction, doesn't mean the third one is not going to either.

What kind of "mixture" Did he tube the mixture in? Or give it by mouth?
Sounds like whatever he used caused a major reaction in this one horse.. It happens like that with anything: a bunch of horses get vaccinations, and one has a reaction and dies.
This horse could very easily die if he doesn't get up soon
     
    07-01-2010, 09:28 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
He is being seen by a vet and they do not know what to do being there with him hands on?

I suppose it is time to find a different vet, ASAP.
Agreed,
     
    07-01-2010, 10:12 AM
  #7
Showing
Sounds like anaphylactic shock. The horse is apparently allergic to something in the dewormer.

Do you know what brand name dewormer it was? I've known several people who have lost horses due to giving them Quest, which is why I won't personally use it.
     
    07-01-2010, 11:01 AM
  #8
Weanling
Geeze. I really hope you're horse gets better real soon.

First off I wanna say that I am no expert and I know very little compared to many experts.

But I choose whole-istic approaches for myself and my animals. I try to do things the way that nature has designed em. There are natural wormers for living things which nature grows. And the man made mixed chemicals can be destructive. Even when you can't see a reaction right away, like you have been witnessing, those destructive properties stay in the body for years. Even an entire lifetime if the body isn't cleansed of em.

If it were my horse I would find someone else that knew what they were doing. Since the vet doesn't know, I'd be throwing up red flags. Find another vet. And/or find a holistic person with many years experience. And ask them what to do. "Which is not me."

Now with all that said and outta the way........

I would look into bentonite clay.

I just did a quick search and here's a brief description which sums it up pretty well.

"Bentonite Clay is an effective and powerful healing clay used to treat both internal and external maladies. Its greatest power lies in its ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. When mixed with water, it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. The toxins are drawn in by electrical attraction and are then bound and flushed out of the system."
     
    07-01-2010, 03:58 PM
  #9
Yearling
What product did the horse receive? I have also heard of ivermectin poisoning.
Why can the vet "not get anything into him"? Do you mean by mouth (tube) or via injection? That does not make sense to me...unless he already gave the horse everything he could?
Did yiu pull blood than try running some fluids? Did he have dex? Antihisthamine?
Hope everything turns out. Keep us posted!
     
    07-01-2010, 03:59 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Sounds like anaphylactic shock. The horse is apparently allergic to something in the dewormer.

Do you know what brand name dewormer it was? I've known several people who have lost horses due to giving them Quest, which is why I won't personally use it.
Agreed. It scares the heck outta me too!
     

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