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post #1 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Bad Luck With Horses

So, small little vent here. I've had the WORST luck with Chinga this year. I've had the vet out multiple times and had him on stall rest/out of work.

It all started back in January with him pulling a shoe, the shoe spinning and him standing on the toe clip. Causing it to go into the bottom of his hoof. So, after a month of daily bandaging, stall rest, antibiotics and pain relief he was able to be worked soundly again.

Then, an eye infection spread through the herd. Chinga got it in BOTH eyes (most horses only got it in one), so this meant a month worth of twice a day medication and another week of stall rest. Finally, he was healthy again.

After this, our paddocks flooded. All the other horses were fine, Chinga was affected by the change of the grass and coliced. So, another vet bill & him having to be kept out of the paddock for an extra few days every time it floods.
I started taking extra lessons, worked really hard. Did great at shows. THEN he coliced again, cause unknown. But it was quite extreme. However, once treated seemed to settle down. Three days later, coliced again. Taken to vets for 7 days. Diagnosed with Gastric Ulcers, put on a months worth of medication and very light work.

Finally, he was looking great - regained muscle, etc. Coliced again. Gastric ulcers hadn't healed correctly and his now on another course of medication. But looking well.

Tonight, I go out and find the horse all swollen - legs, sheath, face, etc because his had an allergic reaction to something. -.-

HOW does he do these things, his diets specially formed to be made of all 'natural' (non-processed) products, his always rugged, paddock clean and safe, vaccinated, etc. Generally, very well cared for and he STILL manages to find trouble.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 04:54 AM
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Omg :/ Its always the good ones!

Hoping for a recovery from chinga soon xx

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post #3 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 06:53 AM
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wow sounds like you have a rough year. That is horses they have runs of health issues. Just stick with it, keep him healthy. Ulcers are horrible, they are both chronic and expensive. Good luck and keep your chin up it will get better.
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 08:18 AM
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 08:22 AM
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Sorry to hear that Maddie. What a rough year you & Chinga have had. Sending jingles your way and hopes that a better year is on the horizon.

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post #6 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 08:56 AM
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Yes, that is a long run of bad luck. Hope things get better for you soon.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 09:10 AM
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Oh geez! I think I'd be at my wits end after having gone through all that with just ONE horse!
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, lucky for him - his a special horse and I love him.

I'm about to go out and see him again. So hopefully, all his swellings gone down and his looking nice and happy.

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 09:29 PM
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can I ask what u r doing for the allergic reaction? I believe that is what my mare is going through right now??? every time I walk outside something that was swelled has disappeared? and something new has swelled.... I have not changed anything feed wise, but hay was hard to come by for awhile here in fla...so I am suspecting the hay? VERY FRUSTRATED !!!!!
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-09-2012, 09:48 PM
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Argh! My grandma used to say that it never rains, but it pours...sorry you're having so many things go wrong at once. I have been through periods like that, and it just feels like it will NEVER stop. Usually it does, though, so hang in there...
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