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post #11 of 34 Old 09-03-2012, 11:18 PM
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So since you have seen some things, what would cause this guy to have pimple pit type scars in his nostrils? His breathing is very stuffy. He will take a deep breath in through his nose and mouth, it will make a horrible burpy/gurgly sound, then he will do the nose blowing thing that horses do. We are pretty sure he has ulcers and he was a lasix horse since his lungs bled
I'd have him scoped. He might be a roarer. Does he whinny normal or does he sound rather hoarse, odd kinda?
If so, he might have had surgery for roaring and it was probably not fully successful.
They give some meds via tube through the nose a lot and not always done by a vet.
Does he eat normal or is something coming out of the nostrils?
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I'd have him scoped. He might be a roarer. Does he whinny normal or does he sound rather hoarse, odd kinda?
If so, he might have had surgery for roaring and it was probably not fully successful.
They give some meds via tube through the nose a lot and not always done by a vet.
Does he eat normal or is something coming out of the nostrils?
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I dunno if I have ever heard him whinny. If I did and it didn't sound right, I would have remembered. His knicker is a little boogery sounding. He eats normally. No food coming out the nose that would indicate a palate problem

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I guess he had successful surgery then. Sometimes they accidently cut the vocal chords, that's probably why you haven't heard him say anything. I've seen big bad screaming stallions after that surgery....speechless. Was so sad.
Have his lungs and upper airways listened to next time you have a vet out. That should tell you something.
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I guess he had successful surgery then. Sometimes they accidently cut the vocal chords, that's probably why you haven't heard him say anything. I've seen big bad screaming stallions after that surgery....speechless. Was so sad.
Have his lungs and upper airways listened to next time you have a vet out. That should tell you something.
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would think they would have told me if he had surgery. I have heard him whinny but it wasnt peculiar sounding I don't think. As I said, if it was odd sounding, I would have remembered

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Have him checked anyway, that burpy/gurgly sound and stuffy breathing doesn't sound good at all.
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Have him checked anyway, that burpy/gurgly sound and stuffy breathing doesn't sound good at all.
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Yes I am going to

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You did a pretty good job rehabbing him so far, tho he still could use a bit more flesh.
Great! Agree with the first part above, not the second. I think he looks a good, healthy weight now, although he does appear to be ver lacking in topline muscle.

You should be very pleased with yourself I reckon OP, although sorry to pick, it appears that big western, with the young girl riding is a really bad fit for him(a western of any kind may not be best for him, ATM at least) & I'd personally be extra particular with saddle fit & actually ride bareback & do groundwork a fair bit more than saddled work with his back in that condition.
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Would be interesting to know how much of what he is eating. I beg to differ, loosie , IMHO he could still use a bit more flesh....not fat.....he still got the tucked up racing underline. His muscles all went, especially over the croup and back.
From what iveseen with the Standies, it doesn't take much more than good hay to get them to fill out. I've seen many many once out of training, become really nice warmblood type horses, good topline and well muscled with free choice hay and 24/7 turnout.
And, I've yet to see one with IR, laminitic or foundered. Which is quite amazing when you take into consideration how and what they are being fed when in work.....
Not saying it wouldn't happen, just that I haven't seen it in 8 years with about 120 horses at any given time.
I agree with the saddle tho.....not the best choice...maybe because it looks still brand new?
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He has been scoped and he has DDSP. It is mild and he can correct it himself by swallowing

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He also may have asthma, allergies, and/or a touch of heaves

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