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post #1 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sat. vet call, expensive, knowing he's ok, priceless!

Went out to feed Jack this morning a got the scare of my life! Sometime during the night, he got his front legs stuck in his hay net. He had fought so hard that he had gone half way under the fence and was stuck. By the time we got to him, he had no fight left in him. We had to roll him to get him out from under the fence. Got him to his feet for a few minutes and he collapsed. Called the vet, he couldn't come out till 4pm. Jack got up on his own about noon, would hobble around a bit, was up and down all afternoon. Doc came out checked him all over, gave him a shot of antiboitic and some bantamine, gave me more to give him tomorrow and said all will be well!!!!! He'll be stiff and swolen for awhile, but no reason to think he wont be fine with some time.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 09:43 PM
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Glad to hear he is okay. Hay nets make me SO nervous for this reason. I bought a small net hay net for shows for being nervous of my horse getting her legs stuck, but don't know that I'll even use that after reading some crazy story about a horse that died a few days ago from ingesting part of a hay net a month earlier. Crazy...I think I'm going to use hay bags instead!

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 10:30 PM
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Yikes, glad he's ok! Haynets are the devil, I swear. I've had a couple instances now that made me basically burn both haynets I own. There ARE safe ways to use them, but only if they can be very high up and all the hay falling in your horses eyes and nose is just not healthy. I will only use haybags now.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-17-2011, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Just gave Jack his last shot of Bantimine. He's still swollen on his front leg, but he's moving good and looks tons better than yesterday! I still can't beleive he got his leg up high enough to get it in that **** hay net.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-17-2011, 08:17 AM
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Hay nets make me SO nervous for this reason. I bought a small net hay net for shows for being nervous of my horse getting her legs stuck, but don't know that I'll even use that after reading some crazy story about a horse that died a few days ago from ingesting part of a hay net a month earlier.
We always say that the more 'stuff' around a horse, the more ways they'll find to get hurt. I've seen cut gums and lips from hay nets, baling twine, and round bale plastic mesh getting caught between horses' teeth.

Glad your horse is OK...and yes...often the piece of mind from having a vet out is more than worth the cost (and a call out during the day is a lot cheaper than waiting and having to come out in the middle of the night).

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-17-2011, 02:22 PM
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Glad he is ok. Personaly I don't use haynets except in the lorry.

Also I'd have hit the roof if the vet wouldnt come out for that long. If I call my vet for a horse that is down and wont get up they drop everything and I can expect a vet here in 30 mins (I've done it before) for something minor (minor flesh wound, abcess in the foot etc) I would expect no more then a couple of hours and for a snotty nose then that afternoon is fine.

Heck I had the vet out 4 times in one day to pride when he was sick, When Rian came in and collapsed in front of me Richard (my vet) litteraly dropped everything and flew down the road to me (takes me 30 mins to do the trip from the vets so how he got here in less then 20 I'll never know), and when stan went lame at a show and the vet on the field thought he had done a tendon my vet met me at my yard when I got home (I phoned him as we were leaveing the show field and said we would be an hour, had a lame pony with a suspected tendon injury could they send a vet, he was waiting for us when we got home!)

A horse down and not getting up or getting up and then collapsing is an emergancy! I'd be writing a letter of complaint and then moving vets!

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