I want to both defend and complain about folks for their posts on this one...
First I want to explain that we get many new members with minimal posts such as you that will post this crazy story about how their horse is in severe distress yet they have no vet, can't afford one, or the vet hasn't called back, etc. so because of that, from our more active members, immediately you will get the "CALL THE VET" response.
I'm one of those people that doesn't normally play around, I changed from a "one man show" to a larger more expensive pratice a few years ago because I wanted to know that I would get a response when I needed it, even if it was to ask advice. My friends always joke about how my horses will have an iron lung in the end because I treat everyting, but even I got the "Call the vet ASASP and do not log back into this forum to post an update before your horse is taken care of" when I had a horse that had choke. (I had already contacted the vet and the farrier happened to be onhand when it happened).
Our members have soured and I apoligize for that.
I also hate when people automatically assume that a vet is a moron. You may or may not be getting the entire picture when someone posts something. Also, my vet will leave things to my disgression such as the choke episode, alot of times the problem will resolve itself and my vet was telling me steps to take and then telling me to call back if she needed to come. I got online just to ask for folks opinions because I had never experienced choke myself, not because I didn't care about my horse, was too cheap to call the vet, or my vet was a moron...
I'm glad your horse seems to be doing better. Please give us updates on their progress!
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