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post #111 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 12:39 AM
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OMG, Pidge,
I'm soooo glad I'm not the only one!!! I thought I would get run out of here on a rail!!! Whew, glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.....
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post #112 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 01:01 AM
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Sorry to post again, but the tail thing was harsh!! Some horses get their tails docked, I know they are younger, but gosh.... I think some people think horses are a lot more delicate than they are...

We think we have to put them down because that's whats always been done, but veterinary medicine has come pretty far!! Look at these lucky little boogers!!!



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post #113 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 01:09 AM
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I feel the need to clarify here, as it seems I am being painted with the wrong brush.

I would not have put my pony to sleep at the first sign of bone, I am well aware that there are horses that have been docked.

However, if that bone was exposed an infection would have left him crippled, seeing as the infection would in fact be in his spine. I had a vet out when it happened and followed his recommendations to the letter. If there had been exposed bone there would have been a vet involved every step of the way to ensure he had the best chance of healing.

Photos do not do an injury justice.

Please do not insinuate again that I don't care for my pony, he is my pride and joy.

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post #114 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 01:27 AM
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I feel the need to clarify here, as it seems I am being painted with the wrong brush.

I would not have put my pony to sleep at the first sign of bone, I am well aware that there are horses that have been docked.

However, if that bone was exposed an infection would have left him crippled, seeing as the infection would in fact be in his spine. I had a vet out when it happened and followed his recommendations to the letter. If there had been exposed bone there would have been a vet involved every step of the way to ensure he had the best chance of healing.

Photos do not do an injury justice.

Please do not insinuate again that I don't care for my pony, he is my pride and joy.
I appologize... I was painting you with the wrong brush!!

I am very glad you wouldn't euth at the mere sight of bone!!

I would agree with putting a horse to sleep if it were permanently crippled and it would be very possible with an infection on the spine....

I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings

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post #115 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 01:30 AM
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No worries, I'm sorry if I came across as a heartless so and so. I promise you I am not!

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post #116 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 02:11 AM
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I am so sorry this happened to your dads horse. What a horrible situation to have to go through. I don't blame you a bit for trying to give this horse a chance. As long as she has a will to live and is attempting to function as normally as possible and seems happy, then it is worth a try. I personally think that the healing process is aided by the spirit, and with this girls heart, I think she may just make. If it does come down to her death, then hopefully your dad will be able to take some comfort in knowing that he did everything he could to help her. Please keep us posted.
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post #117 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 02:26 AM
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Wow. See this is why I stopped posting so often here. How many times does it have to be explained that the vet is not available? How many times does it have to be explained that the OPs dad is going to try to save the horse regardless of what we say? How many times does the OP have to say they are watching the horse for misery -- in emotion and pain? The poor girl is asking if we have advice on how to help. If you don't have any, don't post. If your suggestion has already been posted 6 dozen times (yes, I'm exaggerating), don't bother to post the same thing again.
We need more people like this on Horse Forum and less people like the ones they are referring to! Well said.
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post #118 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Again I want to recoment the underwoods medecine. It really helps with proud flesh and scar tissue. Did you get a chance to read any of the threads I linked to? Lots of first hand experiance there. I was glad to read that she is showing will to live, without that even the best vet care in all the world wouldn't be enough. I do hopw she pulls through, and I do see improvment in the 2nd set of pictures.

Please keep us updated, good luck.

I did have a look :) it looks like amazing stuff! Can you get it in south africa?
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post #119 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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thank you every one for posting here. I think the diary thing is a very good idea and I will tell my dad to do that. I am happy that some of you are understanding what i'm saying now.

I will keep everyone updated. I understand that her chance of surviving is slim and im acting on the other side of the slim chance that she will survive. If she gets an infection and there is no alternative, my dad will put her to sleep. Its not like we havent done it to our other animals loads of times before. We live on a farm, things happen to our animals all the time.

Dogs can be just as precious as horses, I mean, ours sleep in our beds with us. We have ten of them and their numbers have diminished and rised again constantly throughout our lives. We have had to put many of them down before. Most of the trees in our gerden are infact gravestones of lost pets. So, don't think we are just keeping her alive because we can't bare to be without her, we have done whats best for our pets all the time, and we will do the same kindness of putting her down if things start looking grave.
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post #120 of 123 Old 05-20-2010, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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here is a picture of lush with my horse, Zephyr aka. Koobean, before she hurt herself. Its the only one I have of her with me here and I just wanted to put a nice picture of her here for you guys to see too.
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