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    02-19-2009, 11:59 PM
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A Flapper issue? I know it's something with breathing but can someone tell me more... is it really bad? Thanks!
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    02-20-2009, 12:06 AM
Do you mean roaring? That's a term used for a horse that has a flap of skin tear loose and causes a horse to make a loud roaring sound when it works hard at all. I beleive the flap tears loose somewhere in the throat area. I had a freind with a TB mare years ago that did it. Pretty easy to fix with minor surgery.
    02-20-2009, 12:06 AM
This has some information and websites. It seems a little serious? I'm not 100% sure

What are flappers? - Yahoo! Answers
    02-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Appy ... I read that too ... thanks!

County ... they called it flappers for the horse that I was looking at ...


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