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    04-11-2012, 02:53 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Hoping your horse recovers-did you get some different hay in for him?
Definitely, although our grass is up and in fact some people around here are already doing first their cutting! We usually only feed hay during the winter and it was an unusually mild winter this year.
     
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    11-24-2012, 05:19 AM
  #12
Foal
Hello!

We have the same problem with our 14 years old gelding. He has been leaking urine for about 4 months now. We noticed that he has also a difficulty moving his hind legs. I do not know if this is because of the Johnson grass, but it is very similar to the HagonNag description.

I would like to ask if anyone can give me any infos on how to cure this, please. I would really appreciate your help.
     
    11-24-2012, 09:56 AM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Phoca    
Hello!

We have the same problem with our 14 years old gelding. He has been leaking urine for about 4 months now. We noticed that he has also a difficulty moving his hind legs. I do not know if this is because of the Johnson grass, but it is very similar to the HagonNag description.

I would like to ask if anyone can give me any infos on how to cure this, please. I would really appreciate your help.
This is a question for your vet - it sounds as if he/she really needs to see the horse to make an accurate diagnosis and give the horse the correct meds
     
    11-24-2012, 11:48 AM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
This is a question for your vet - it sounds as if he/she really needs to see the horse to make an accurate diagnosis and give the horse the correct meds
Hi!

I forgot to write that the vet already saw him and prescribed antibiotics. After a series of them, we gave him probiotics. Nothing of that actually helped. The vet told as that should be fine just could take at least 3 months. The horses state is not getting any better so now we are looking for alternatives. Thank you.

Kind regards
     
    11-25-2012, 03:18 PM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Phoca    
Hi!

I forgot to write that the vet already saw him and prescribed antibiotics. After a series of them, we gave him probiotics. Nothing of that actually helped. The vet told as that should be fine just could take at least 3 months. The horses state is not getting any better so now we are looking for alternatives. Thank you.

Kind regards
Sounds like another vet visit is in order then- from the same vet or another one if you don't think the first one has anything new to add. You may also want to have your hay and/or pasture evaluated to see if there is Johnson grass present.
     
    11-26-2012, 02:50 PM
  #16
Foal
Hi everyone!

Today the vet came with ultrasound device and he looked our horse˙s bladder. First he thought he has a big tumor in his bladder. Then a closer look revealed that the whole bladder was full of dense sediment (like small crystals dissolved in urine). He "washed" bladder a few times with saline solution and gave him vitamins. I talked to him and described our story. He was sure that the reason for this condition was his bladder full of sediment. I made a few pictures which you can find here:
I really hope that this is it and nothing else. Now we just have to cure him. I will keep you posted. Thank you very much for all advices and help.

Kind regards.
     
    10-11-2013, 10:32 AM
  #17
Foal
Did the vet inform you of what he thought the cause to be?
     

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