Two Horses Dead-desperate for answers - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Two Horses Dead-desperate for answers

This is a discussion on Two Horses Dead-desperate for answers within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree45Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-17-2012, 10:11 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    I am so sorry for your loss and hope you find some answers soon.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-17-2012, 10:23 AM
      #12
    Showing
    I'm going to 3rd the idea that it could have been botulism. Botulism causes spasms and seizures, and the animal goes down hill very rapidly.

    OP, my deepest condolences. It's hard enough to lose one, but to lose two at the same time has to be devastating beyond words.
         
        02-17-2012, 10:29 AM
      #13
    Started
    That is devastating, I'm so sorry for your losses! I don't have a clue what it could be, but the others giving suggestions are pretty knowledgeable. I hope you are able to find out what it was and hopefully have some peace. I'm sorry you had to go through this!
         
        02-17-2012, 10:34 AM
      #14
    Started
    I have no helpful ideas, but botulism does make sense.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to get the answers you are looking for.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        02-17-2012, 10:39 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    I don't have any suggestions. I would hope that none of your neighbors would do anything to harm your horses like poisoning them ect. I do know you must be in extreme emotional distress and I am really sorry this has happened to you :( I hope you find your answers and can find some peace.
         
        02-17-2012, 10:39 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I am ruling out EPM...It wouldn't cause a horse to have a seizure. Also, it wouldn't suddenly come out of no where like it did for you. It's slower moving than that.

    My gelding had EPM and was very uncoordinated and unbalanced. You could pick up one of his legs and he would almost fall on you.

    So sorry for you loss, that is just terrifying:(
         
        02-17-2012, 10:52 AM
      #17
    QOS
    Green Broke
    My heart goes out to you. I know the devastation you must be feeling - I would be if I had to put my two boys down. I hope you find out what caused this so you can prevent it from happening again. I certainly hope no one poisoned your horses.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed.
         
        02-17-2012, 11:26 AM
      #18
    Foal
    My heart goes out to you, I can't imagine loosing 2 horses in one day. I hope that you find out what caused their deaths soon!!!

    My thoughts are with you! :(
         
        02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
      #19
    Trained
    How terribly sad. I heard that botulism doesn't really kill things, that it's not the main cause, it's respiratory failure that does them in. When they did an autopsy did that somehow check for that?

    I'd rule out EPM because of the reasons Mango explained.

    Although, This scares me because I feed the same grain to one of my geldings now. He's been on it for weeks and hasn't had any issues. Did anything at all come back in the grain sample?
         
        02-17-2012, 11:57 AM
      #20
    Banned
    Oh Botulism kills. Usually relatively quickly.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Closet horse lover intimidated by equine community but desperate to be around horses! Dagny Horse Talk 22 11-10-2012 11:30 AM
    Desperate for answers - income regarding training Shawken Horse Training 2 01-05-2011 11:28 PM
    Some horses in desperate need of homes! JumpingTheMoon Horses for Sale 3 11-17-2009 07:13 PM
    2 Horses Dead... AlmagroN Horse Health 13 08-16-2009 11:21 AM
    Rescue: Horses Left for Dead stingray615 Horse Protection 5 09-26-2008 07:09 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:12 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0