11-21-2011, 01:49 PM
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I think it depends on the horse and the contributing factor. I have a friend with a horse that roars. He suffered some sort of illness, I am GEUSSING strangles but I actually don't know. I know he ran a high fever and the trainer gave him some type of antibiotics. (this is where I assume it was strangles, the other assumption is that the antibiotics caused ******* strangles). I can't remember all the details and it was a bit of a hush hush situation anyway. (I think because the trainer may have screwed up).
The horse ended up getting put on a very strong medication (started with a D) that was supposed to help him breath. I think there may have been an overdosage. Anyway the horse now has a paralzied larynx and maybe even a lung. Not sure. He wasn't supposed to survive but he did. He is used for light trail riding but would be disqualified in any show.
He handles the work that is thrown at him very well but I do know that his owner is careful and really pays attention to his breathing and heart rate when working him. As far as I know she's never had an issue but I would say that saying that it doesn't really effect them is somewhat of a half-truth.
Does anyone know if there is a shot or a medication that can control the roaring? (Just curious)