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        12-02-2009, 08:17 AM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by tealamutt    
    nah, you're communicating just fine! The tumors I was mentioning aren't the same as the melanomas you're talking about, and they usually make mares have "stallion like" behavior, so probably not that. The melanomas might be something to worry about, but probably wouldn't really explain the signs you're seeing either. A mystery... I hope she's just having an off day or something.

    I guess one explaination (which will get me laughed at here and shunned by my fellow vet students) is that there is a full moon. Weird I know... but we had a client who's dog had seizures on the full moon which we didn't discover until there was a blue moon and he had a HUGE seizure. After that we went back and looked at the dates of all his previous seizures and they were all on full moons.... you just never know! Hopefully she's feeling better soon. BTW my boy has been extra lovely lately too... very strange and unlike him, several gals at the barn have mentioned it to me this week.
    There is a difference with the moon in full and new, and blue. Alot of pull with the moon phases - no one should shun you lol.. as it's factual!

    I won a foaling contest once (picking time born and gender) by the moon
         
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        12-02-2009, 04:01 PM
      #22
    Super Moderator
    So I went to see her today and while she did not kick me again, she still seemed a little sensitive over her right side and right above her right flank. She was completely nonchalant about me poking and prodding her left side, I got no reaction at all. While I was poking her left side she kept looking at her right side like "hey! This is the side you should be looking at!" and when I got over there she was distinctly more sensitive. I gently, with a little pressure, ran my fingers up her flank and she definitely flinched once and backed up a step. Then I started pressing (4 fingers, gentle pressure, just enough to get to muscle) on her back above that and she kept an ear on me and turned to look at what I was doing a few times, no flinching but she was distinctly interested and a little worried about what I was doing.

    Maybe she rolled weirdly and pulled something?

    I saw her pee and poop, both looked normal and she was picky, like normal, about where she went. She was super happy to see me coming into her field, trotted up to see me and put her head on my shoulder, so her attitude is normal, maybe even a little more happy than normal. Her temperature was normal...

    I didn't do much with her, just little leading practice and then I put her back. I'm thinking I'll give her at least the rest of the week off for sure, probably even some into next week.

    Does it still sound like I should call the vet? She was acting normally enough that I'm inclined to say that it's probably not necessary currently... what do you guys think?

    Thanks for being so helpful! =)
         
        12-02-2009, 08:01 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Wallaby... what is up with our whitish horses.. lol mine for the first time EVER kicked at me and I didn't do anything to her. Her foot was inches from my stomache. I was just keeping the big TWH from stealing her grain and she randomly just kicked at me and I was just protecting her food...

    As for your girl you may possibly still need to be seen because there is something there but maybe just keep a really clsoe eye on it so it doesn't become worse
         
        12-02-2009, 08:08 PM
      #24
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
    wallaby... what is up with our whitish horses.. lol mine for the first time EVER kicked at me and I didn't do anything to her. Her foot was inches from my stomache. I was just keeping the big TWH from stealing her grain and she randomly just kicked at me and I was just protecting her food...

    As for your girl you may possibly still need to be seen because there is something there but maybe just keep a really clsoe eye on it so it doesn't become worse
    Hopefully she really meant to aim for the horse you were sending away. I had a pony kick my dad because he was between him and another horse that wanted to run him off.
         
        12-02-2009, 08:13 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Thats what I am hoping for because if she makes this a habit.. well then we've got to go back to ground manners which she wouldn't like lol
         
        12-03-2009, 07:38 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    I agree with colic or gas. Also, horses can get entroliths (stones in the intestines) that could cause pain. If she continues to been painful I would call the vet and get her checked over. Hopefully it's nothing but a little bit of gas.
         
        12-03-2009, 09:30 PM
      #27
    Super Moderator
    She seemed perfectly normal today so I'm hoping it was just a weird fluke thing... Maybe it was the moon! Haha

    What a weird horse.
         

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