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        07-15-2014, 08:48 PM
      #11
    Trained
    In addition to other's suggestions, I'd also consider magnesium deficiency & potassium OD, or other toxicity/reaction to drugs or such, as this can commonly cause this sort of change in behaviour. Tho the suddenness of the change... possibly the problem was gradual, but the colic episode was the final straw to make it major?
         
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        07-15-2014, 08:50 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    Mine run the other direction but we had two big pumper trucks here, to burn that nice 30 feet tall pile we created. I do not let pyro-inclined Mr. WTW take a match to anything around here. He's dangerous enough with the chainsaw

    I have heard it said horses will run right back into a burning barn, I always assumed it was out of fear.

    It IS fear, in a way. But the barn is security, if that's where they are used to being. Mine would stay away from a burning barn as they don't spend much time in it.

    I make MUCH smaller brush piles, and burn in the winter when it's wet.
         
        07-16-2014, 01:01 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I have them separated for the night my old man is relatively calm but my poor mare is so wide eyed when I look at her the first thing I see is all the whites of her eyes I'm going to keep watch tonight I'm hoping to get to the bottom of this.
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        07-16-2014, 01:11 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    In addition to other's suggestions, I'd also consider magnesium deficiency & potassium OD, or other toxicity/reaction to drugs or such, as this can commonly cause this sort of change in behaviour. Tho the suddenness of the change... possibly the problem was gradual, but the colic episode was the final straw to make it major?
    Last time I had his blood work done about 10 months ago his potassium level was high and his iron was low doc said put him on iron supplement and nothing about high potassium so now I'm wondering if this could be an issue.
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        07-16-2014, 01:52 AM
      #15
    Banned
    1st thought is Loco Weed.
         
        07-16-2014, 08:52 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Re potassium(and Mg)... I'm no nutritionist by the way, but it seems that current research & anecdotal evidence is in contrast to conventional views that you can't have too much K(or rather that excess is harmlessly excreted) & that Ca/Mg ratios should be 2:1
         
        07-16-2014, 10:39 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    I will be very interested in hearing about what you learn. I have a blind mare, rescue so no info on her past and a mare on her way there due to Uveitis.
    It could have nothing to do with the blindness, but worries me, never the less. Could be useful to know for any horse suddenly scared!
         
        07-16-2014, 11:14 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    My horses did this last year they were so bad we couldnt even catch them turned out there were three things scaring them. A bear, a pack of coyotes and a bobcat. Only reason we know is we set up a trail cam near the pasture.
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        07-16-2014, 11:23 AM
      #19
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by amigoboy    
    1st thought is Loco Weed.
    Can locoweed have a white fluffy almost like cotton flowers growing off it?
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        07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
      #20
    Started
    Subbing so I can hear how you get on. I hope you find the problem, it sounds distressing for all of you.
         

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