Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
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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