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    10-29-2012, 11:59 PM
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Foal
Question Sores in my horses inner lower lip from hay?

I sold my horse two years ago to a wonderful family that took good care of her and then I moved my horse to a new home when I bought her back just about a month ago..She was on a Grass hay that they supplied that I think had like Wheat in it or something that looks like stickers or thorns, I will link a image.. And now she's got two big sores in her mouth on either side of her lower lip that seem to get the thorns wedged up in her lips in the sores and I have to pick them out!!! OUCH! Is this why she could be drooling so much lately?? I was able to rinse her mouth with a hose a few times..I just moved her finally to a new home on a grassy field with alfalfa now as food so no more thorns but im wondering if I should stay concerned about her mouth?!!axexgurlx77x@aol.com is my e mail should you want to contact me with some advice directly. I attached a image of the thorn like thingys that were getting wedged in her lip. Im scared she's got more stuck or lodged in her mouth that I can't see!

THANK YOU!
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    10-30-2012, 12:14 AM
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Green Broke
Ouch. I have no idea what that is but it doesn't look like something made to feed to horses.
Hpoefully the sores will heal now that she is no longer eating that..whatever it is.
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    10-30-2012, 12:21 AM
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Yearling
Happend to my horse once. He was munching on barley straw, that was his bedding and he had it stuck in his throat. I couldn't figure out what was happening, he was drooling too and it had blood in it. It was the whiskers, from the barley.
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    10-30-2012, 12:35 AM
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Foal
Thank you~

Thank you so much!!! For the advise!!! I think you may be right! I am going to keep flushing her mouth out over this week.. and see if it helps! There is no blood thank goodness!!
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    10-30-2012, 12:37 AM
  #5
Foal
Did it eventually stop or did he need vet care????
     
    10-30-2012, 12:51 AM
  #6
Yearling
He was fine after I took it all away, Just took me a few days to figure out the problem. I didn't have the vet out, but I think I called. I would keep a close eye on her.
Im very picky when it comes to straw now. My fav is oat straw, for bedding.
     
    10-30-2012, 12:55 AM
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Foal
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He was fine after I took it all away, Just took me a few days to figure out the problem. I didn't have the vet out, but I think I called. I would keep a close eye on her.
Im very picky when it comes to straw now. My fav is oat straw, for bedding.
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    10-30-2012, 12:56 AM
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Foal
Thank you for your input I found more image of the hay she was on I will attach
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    10-30-2012, 01:02 AM
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Foal
Thumbs down Hay images

This is more images of the hay she was eating..
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    10-30-2012, 01:09 AM
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Yearling
It looked very much like that. Wheat straw has the whiskers too, but Barley straw, I find is worse. It was the very end of it. Looks like a needle, only yellow. I think it all depends on how it was harvested. I haven't heard of it happening to someone else until now.
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