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post #21 of 60 Old 06-10-2013, 12:04 AM
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Awww! im not the kinda person to buy a horse out of impulse or because hes in poor health - but i can see your reasoning here.. he looks like such a sweet horse!

Definitely beyond just bein wormy- thats a lack in food all together. Im glad you bought the poor guy- hell have a much better life with a competent horse person than the person hes got now- with all due respect.
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post #22 of 60 Old 06-10-2013, 12:10 AM
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He's 2?! He looks like a 5 month old!! Wow, that is just crazy. Poor guy ): he is definitely wormy, something one tube of Ivermectin won't take care of. I agree that feeding him good quality hay will be best to start out with.
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post #23 of 60 Old 06-10-2013, 12:35 AM
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O.0 is she sure 100% that THIS one is 2.. YEARS???.. hopefully.you can get him back up to a healthy spot:)
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post #24 of 60 Old 06-10-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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She seems positive that the horse is two years old. She probably has records in her house. Somewhere anyway.

Unfortunately the mechanic does not have my trailer done, since apparently he had to weld outside...and now it's raining. Just another reason for him not to finish today. =( It's already noon, so I hope if at least it's not done today, we can do our mad dash running blood samples tomorrow, latest. *crosses fingers*. The sooner he gets out of there, the sooner we can get him started on healthy again...

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A good quality, high fat, high fiber, low sugar/starch diet, with a quality hay in front of him 24/7 free choice will have your new guy headed on the way to good health in no time at all. It is amazing how resilient these wonderful critters really are.

What a shame that so many of her horses look so bad. I wish I were closer, I would take in both the sorrel and the pinto you posted pics of.
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post #26 of 60 Old 06-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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He looks a lot like Kenzie did when she came to us in terms of height and underdevelopment so I don't doubt that he really is 2 years old. Poor guy.

Make sure that you quarantine him away from the other horses, especially unvaccinated ones, for at least a few weeks. One, to keep him from spreading worms, and two, because you never know what he might be carrying. Kenzie looked very malnourished when we got her so we assumed her lethargic demeanor was from that, but within 24 hours of coming to our farm she was on the ground, unable to get up, unable to poop, spasming, with a high fever...and she was diagnosed with HIGHLY contagious Equine Herpes Virus a day or two later. Imagine if we'd let her have contact with one of our other 40 horses? Only some of them are vaccinated for ERV, and sometimes that vaccination doesn't even work. Our entire farm had to be on lockdown for 30 days.
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post #27 of 60 Old 06-12-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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just found out he is a full 2, born 5 11 11. :(

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just found out he is a full 2, born 5 11 11. :(
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Mechanic, get your beeeehind in gear and get Demonwolfmoon's trailer finished! - five minutes ago

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we did finally get the trailer 9pm last night. today we picked up strider and drove 2.5 hours to the near3st fast coggins vet. vets a douche but we are sone and waiting for papers. he guestimates strider at 400 pounds
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post #30 of 60 Old 06-12-2013, 02:54 PM
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I just read through this whole thread, poor guy! I'm glad you got him safely home. Hopefully everything turns out ok and he can start on his road to a healthy happy horse. :)

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