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post #21 of 34 Old 09-24-2010, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Husband was going to go and do it all but he was unsure what all he should get and he wasn't the one who talked on the phone with the vet. I can see them out the window here and they are both in the paddock grazing. They look fine to me. I'll hose her legs off again later.
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post #22 of 34 Old 09-24-2010, 02:09 PM
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Grazing on grass?
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post #23 of 34 Old 09-24-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yes is that bad?
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post #24 of 34 Old 09-24-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd add that we don't have lush green grass. It's chewed down to nothing in the paddock. I didn't want to leave them in the stalls and them cast themselves. Hopefully I didn't do the wrong thing...... They are both still doing fine. I brought them back into the stalls just in case. I have the bute and batamine on hand and I hosed off her legs for another 20 minutes.
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How are they doing now?


Sorry I did not get back to you earlier, did not see your post back until now.

The short answer is, yes.

If you are worried about them having gotten into too much grain, the last thing you want to add is more sugar to them. Grazing on grass could easily put them right over the top.
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post #26 of 34 Old 09-27-2010, 11:27 AM
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It was not my horse, nor my choice. I just know that's what they did. As far as I know it was just enough for the horse to eat the bute. If it was mine, they would NOT have been fed... but like I said not my call.
And I know that IV is much faster. I just figured... I'd mention that bute is indeed an anti-inflammatory as well. And at 2 tablets a day... it pretty much stays in the system and works all day. My vet would much rather give a horse bute over banamine.

You said WE - not they. Tablets can be crushed and given orally. I'd rather take the time then add more risk to the situation.

I would hope your vet knows when each should be used.

OP - If you ever need to ice hooves - a very easy way to do it is to get bread bags (or small garbage bags [at the clinic we use palpation sleeves)]) and place ice cubes in the plastic- then tie the bags on the fetlock area. Most horses don't care but some are not fond of the noise.
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post #27 of 34 Old 09-27-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Both are doing fine. Vet put the Haflinger mare on Bute twice a day. Not a lot of it. I iced her legs twice a day, today I'm not going to. It's pretty cold out and rainy.

Vet said that grass was fine especially since I didn't have much of it. They have not had grain since this happened and will probably be off it for the next two weeks. I know I still have awhile before I'm out of the woods but hopefully things remain the way they are.

Thanks for the advice about the bread bags. I'll be sure to remember that in the future.
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OP - If you ever need to ice hooves - a very easy way to do it is to get bread bags (or small garbage bags [at the clinic we use palpation sleeves)]) and place ice cubes in the plastic- then tie the bags on the fetlock area. Most horses don't care but some are not fond of the noise.
I had forgotten about this trick. Thank you for the reminder.
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post #29 of 34 Old 09-27-2010, 11:42 AM
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You said WE - not they. Tablets can be crushed and given orally. I'd rather take the time then add more risk to the situation.
I said we, because depending the day, certain people fed all the horses and made the feed up. And I tried to tell the people that orally, would be much better that they shouldnt be eating, but the then told me that they can't even worm their horse. So I just did what I was told.

The point I was making, is that every similar case I've dealt with/been around, they used bute rather than banamine.

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post #30 of 34 Old 09-27-2010, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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The vet gave me the option of tablets and said they would have to be mixed with something sweet....if that matters.
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