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    05-28-2012, 12:02 AM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
It did come out funny, but I agree with the main points.

1. Hope the horse is okay despite the 5 week time frame since
2. She needs a vet
3. Injuries can be extensive.. never know until you have the vet do tests, etc.
4. It's good practice, and responsible, to call the vet out before waiting this long.

I don't think Lins was flaming the OP, I think Lins was saying "in the future, this is what responsible owners do.." since Lins probably got a feeling the OP may not be familiar with injuries like this.
Agreed. My perception was the use of the word "neglected" as this is a bold word to throw around, especially in the case of a concerned owner.

It -is- amazing the power that clean language has on showing our intentions.

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    05-28-2012, 12:04 AM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by RunSlideStop    
It -is- amazing the power that clean language has on showing our intentions.

Sooo true.. can get into a lot of trouble with how people perceive things lol.. so don't get mad OP!!! Lins is a great person
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    05-28-2012, 12:04 AM
  #13
Weanling
Uncalled for?

I can't imagine having a horse with possible broken bones and just leaving him to try to heal on his own. Broken bones require vets, just as us humans go to the hospital for broken bones..

ETA: I don't mean to come across as a turd, I'm just blunt, especially when it concerns a horse's welfare. I've seen too many horses be put down due to not being treated for injuries, and I'd hate to hear about this happen to the OP's horse.
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    05-28-2012, 12:10 AM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Sooo true.. can get into a lot of trouble with how people perceive things lol.. so don't get mad OP!!! Lins is a great person
Lol, I try to be, I'm just seriously lacking in social skills at times lol. I'm an animal person, not a people person. Rest assured, I never ever aim to offend or be mean in any way! I will pay more attention to how my comments come across now ;)
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    05-28-2012, 12:13 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Lins    
ETA: I don't mean to come across as a turd, I'm just blunt, especially when it concerns a horse's welfare. I've seen too many horses be put down due to not being treated for injuries, and I'd hate to hear about this happen to the OP's horse.
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I find there seems to be a difference between bluntness and tact. It seems more appropriate to me to tactfully encourage an owner to seek help, than to bluntly throw out words that could be perceived as angry remarks and thus not taken seriously.

If I made a mistake (according to others), I would prefer guidance in the right direction over a slap on the hand.

Alas, we are all different.

(Please note my intention is simply to offer information, not flame. I am sure your intention was in the best interest of horse and OP)

Cheers,
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    05-28-2012, 12:26 AM
  #16
Showing
Group hug!!

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    05-28-2012, 12:49 AM
  #17
Weanling
Lol!!

Back to the original subject, I am now slightly surprised that I've never treated a horse with broken ribs. I've seen some nasty injuries from horses with hind shoes kicking others, but never any broken ribs. So I have no experience on the subject, I wish the OP the best of luck with helping their horse heal.
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    05-28-2012, 10:57 AM
  #18
Foal
I see none of you have delt with a horse and broken ribs though.
Yes with myself I have had many broken bones and I don't find out that they have been broken to later in life through some x-ray, but I do want the best for my horse. I don't want it to affect her through life.
I have been in contact with the vet through this but she has never came out to look. I called as the very next day. Luna had a round swollen spot on her shoulder and rib cage, and assumed it was just swollen b/c of the kick. Not until the swelling came down and she let me feel it did I realize there was something more wrong.
The reason I waited so long is the vets have never steered me right and only made things worst in the past. That is why I have been so idle about having her looked at. With bad experiences with Dr. And Vets has made me dubious and in the long run they always seem to take my money and leave me with the knowledge I already concluded to.
I will have vet out ASAP so we know what is wrong! So this has helped me make a decision on what to do next.
Thanks for the posts I appreciate it!!
     
    05-28-2012, 11:19 AM
  #19
Yearling
In humans it can be a very serious thing. I'm not an Vet so I can only liken it to human ribs. So lets just say, in humans if the ribs are indeed broken... not cracked... but truly broken, then you're talking about shards of bone floating around in the chest cavity. A lower rib fracture has the complication of potentially injuring the diaphragm, which could result in a diaphragmatic hernia. And while this is sited in human injury, I don't see how the same couldn't result in horses. I for one don't love to have to call my vet. Especially when you know darn well that he's going to tell you a bunch of stuff that you already know. However, in the case of bones, tendons, and possible internal organs/bleeding, I would suck it up. Haha!

Let us know how your little one turns out.
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    05-28-2012, 01:21 PM
  #20
Foal
Lol thanks
I've been going through a lot of difficult things in my life and this was just one more thing added upon the crap pile. Oh well that's life for ya
     

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