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  • Timeline of healing of horse with chronic laminits
  • Spoiled oats and horses

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    07-05-2009, 11:47 PM

I don't think I need to express how mad I was after watching this. They have a few videos. I couldn't even finish watching the first one. People are ridiculous! GAHHHHH!

The last few videos are very graphic.
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    07-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Green Broke
Can you say what is going on? I don't really want to watch them but am curious.
    07-06-2009, 04:47 AM
Green Broke
Oh my lord, that's terrible! I didn't get to watch the whole thing because of bad internet, but I think I get the feel of it. Ugh. I may just have nightmares about that.
    07-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Solon    
Can you say what is going on? I don't really want to watch them but am curious.
The gist of it was "to little to late." The well-meaning owner was loading up a horse with oats and green pastures. The horse had chronic laminitis symptoms but neither her veterinarian or previous farrier recognized or cared about it. OR...she didn't listen to them when they told her what to do...that part wasn't videotaped. The horse is completely foundered by the time of the tape. So to little to late...the owner said "I think I can get the oats down to about a cup a day" when the horse was down on the ground immobile. Pure ignorance. The person taking the video is the new farrier. Basically it is just documenting the death of this horse hoping that it could help someone else out on the internet. I hope everyone watches it....I really do. Laminitis is a *itch and more people need to learn about it.
    07-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Green Broke
Poor horse. Hopefully she learned a valuable lesson.
    07-06-2009, 03:17 PM
I think I have seen this before...did it mention how much oats they were feeding to begin with?

My horses get - and yes they are spoiled - Genesis Organic Oats. Genesis Certified Organic Horse Feed I am trying to get my horses off commercial feeds.

BUUUUT, they only get a 1/4 of a cup a day - and that's only if they are around the barn when I am out dealing with my milk bottle fed calf!

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