10-14-2010, 09:42 PM
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my gelding is very sick, please read!!!
Hi guys, my Dad has a 12 year old gelding and in the past few days he's been sick. Today he's gone down about 9 different times, is very lethargic and isn't eating much. We've talked to many different sources including vets and they are say it might be colic but he's not coughing or scratching at his belly. His back legs have gotten very sweaty, but then dry quickly. We tried getting him in a horse trailor with no success, we think the trailor just might be too small. He's a big guy, about 15 hands and kept bumping his head on the roof of the trailor, getting spooked and then backing away. Does anyone know what we should do? There's no vets available to come take a look at him at this time. Should we maybe just wait it out or maybe try and find a bigger horsetrailor? I talked to one vet that said we should drug him but another vet said if we did that, his legs aren't going to cooperate and we wouldn't be able to get him into a trailor...please help!! Any ideas or suggestions will be helpful! Thank you!!