Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Vet's advice doesn't sound right?
My friend's horse tied up yesterday, and she was talking to me about what he said to do, why it happens, etc. Now, I have no experience with tying up, just the brief bit I've read on here and my vet book, but for some reason, what the vet said isn't coinciding with what my brain thinks? I could just be an idiot who has no idea what she's talking about, and I do plan to do some more research for her when I get home from work. But if anyone could tell me if what he said is accurate?
He told her it happened because she had too much sugar [?!] and not enough work, and she's probably not drinking enough water. So he said to use a huge syringe and give her salt water [?!] a couple times a day, and not to bother buying electrolytes because it's basically just salt anyway [?!]. He said she couldn't have ANY grain because that's what caused it [his sugar theory]. He also said not to let her move around too much [?!] I think there was something else but I can't remember what... does that all sound right?
I don't know why, it's just striking a cord for some reason. Ugh. Any input is appreciated, or links to good articles you know, etc. I do plan on searching the forum a bit more this evening but I don't have time right now, and figured I'd let this float around a bit. Until tonight! =]
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