Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
• Horses: 0
I got home last nite & Charlie seemed to be much better than he was when I was home for lunch around 11:15 yesterday. He was acting more his normal self, nickering, biting & trying to bully my other gelding if he came around him.
I didn't get to load him in the trailer. The lady who has the 2-horse horse trailer meet me 1/2 way to her house & told me her vet said it wouldn't do any good. She also told me that a vet had to tube him w/ about a gallon of oil. I had another woman tell me mineral oil would do just as good if I give it to him by mouth w/ a syringe. I was trying to be strong for my step-daughter & not break down but with everybody telling me different things to do, I had NO IDEA what wud be best and I lost it. I finally ended up calling my vet that tends to my Pitbulls & lost it when I started talking to him.
He told me since I had let so much time go by tubing him wudn't be a good preventative. I read him the ingredients of Safe Choice (the feed that Charlie consumed). Doc seemed to think since the first few ingredients to Safe Choice is fiber, my horse will be Ok and he may just have a stomach ache. Charlie isn't biting at his sides, trying to lay down and he's still walking just fine. I'm going home today during lunch to check on him.
Say a little prayer for my baby.