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        05-13-2008, 09:44 AM
    Green Broke
    ((((hugs)))) sorry to hear that!
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        05-13-2008, 09:52 AM
    1. Diet--is it balanced and adequate to his needs? What exactly do you feed and how much (by weight)? Is the hay good quality?

    2. Deworming program--many people deworm but they aren't doing so effectively due to the drugs they are using. What do you use and how often? What kind of situation is he in--stalled, paddock, pasture, dry lot? Do you pick up feces every 2-3 days? What are the extremes of weather you see in your area?

    3. All of the symptoms that you describe could be attributed to metabolic diseae--have you looked into Insulin Resistance? He's terribly young to consider Cushings.

    4. Has your vet performed a full exam including neurological tests? (walking in a tight circle, backing, walking downhill with head raised, etc) Has your vet performed any bloodwork?
        05-13-2008, 10:16 AM
    Originally Posted by .Delete.
    We just can't figure out what is wrong with him. We are going to take him to the next auction we can find, we can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on trying to figure out whats wrong with him. (Not a slaughter auction) But we are going to get rid of him.
    That's a hard situation to be in and no doubt a difficult decision to make. Its never easy being at the end of your rope. Good luck Delete. Nobody likes getting rid of their horse like this. Sorry y'all couldn't get a handle on this.
        05-13-2008, 10:38 AM
    Aw Delete, I'm so sorry. :(
        05-13-2008, 10:47 AM
    Green Broke
    We can't afford bloodwork or extensive tests. So we are getting rid of him
        05-13-2008, 07:15 PM
    Basic bloodwork isn't that expensive. And a resting serum insulin to screen for metabolic issues is about $40.
        05-14-2008, 09:13 AM
    Green Broke
    Oh but its $55 for just the vet to step foot on our property
        05-14-2008, 12:07 PM
    Originally Posted by .Delete.
    Oh but its $55 for just the vet to step foot on our property
    For a grand total of $95 for the costs that Ryle and you came up with - that is NOTHING for a horse's vet care - it is a very very small cost. And you'd be able to figure out what's wrong.
    Anyways, your horse, I'm just saying.
        05-15-2008, 08:54 AM
    Green Broke
    Mh. True, i'll look into it. Call me a bad owner, but I just don't want to run around doing test after test after test trying to figure out whats wrong with him. I'm going to take him to an auction and sell him.
        05-15-2008, 10:32 AM
    It might be something really simple. If I was in your area I'd buy him problems or not. He looks like a really sweet horse.

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