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        06-15-2012, 06:27 AM
    Green Broke
    She gets 30-40 lbs of grass hay with a little alfalfa in it. Then the barns grain mixture in morning, not much right now. At night she gets .75 lbs of alfalfa 1.5 lbs of enrich 32 a ration balancer then 2 oz of cool calories.

    The vet will also be going through her food and setting up a plan.

    It was 63 and raining yesterday and even though she had been in the shelter and barely wet she was shaking again. It was supposed to be 80 so I didn't put her rain sheet on but she got it last night. Poor girl, I hope we find what's wrong.
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        06-15-2012, 06:38 AM
    the downside of rescues

    Will say prayers for your mare. I also have a rescue mare "grade" know NO history on her @ all. Have only had her a couple of months. So far my bills for her have been over $1,000.00. I hope she'll turn out ok. Keep us posted.LOL OC & Charlotte
        06-15-2012, 06:43 AM

    You are an angel. Thanks heavens your mules had you for at least their last days on earth. So sorry you lost them tho. Amazing how so many HUMANS can be wonderful & caring like those of us on this forum & then others SO deplorable! Let's hope there are more of US. LOL OC & Charlotte (my "rescue")
        06-15-2012, 08:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Thank you all for the prayers, I'm really hoping for a simple fix.

    Sometimes I think no history is better. I know basically how my mare was treated, this is a very public case and it is still currently active (the guy hasn't been sentenced yet). I know there was over 120 horses on roughly 80 acres and the guy was bailing ditches along the highway for hay. She was always hobbled for breeding, so she had a serious issue with people touching her back feet. I am not sure how many babies she had, I might be able to look that up if they were all registered.

    I don't think she was abused physically as it only took a few months for her to let me do anything I want to her. But I'm not so sure of some of the other horses there. She has become just the sweetest mare ever and all my hard work paid off, now if I can just get some weight on her.
        06-15-2012, 04:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Well I will get blood results tomorrow but so far she is most likely quite anemic with possibly jaundice. She also has parasites that will be taken care of when blood comes back.

    She is to get 10 lbs of senior feed a day plus alfalfa cubes, all the hay she can eat plus if we can get her on as much pasture as possible. He also put her at a 3/9 so we have some work to do. But if there's nothing terribly wrong she should be looking good in a month.

    She will also turn into a fire breathing monster when she feels better lol. I am to continue riding her just watch her so as to not over do it. As she feels better she will need more work.

    Hoping the blood tests bring good news tomorrow. She's full of energy now I can't wait to see how she will be.
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        06-15-2012, 08:40 PM
    You people are wonderful!

    Good luck on your girl, poppy.
        06-15-2012, 10:31 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by wild old thing    
    you people are wonderful!

    Good luck on your girl, poppy.
    Aw thank you so much. The vet seems pretty optimistic so I'm really hoping for the best.
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        06-16-2012, 05:33 PM
    Green Broke
    Well she's anemic but her kidneys and liver are perfect. She will be on red cell and panacur power pack. She has a bit of bronchitis and her white cell count is low, might do antibiotics for that. But all in all good news today. So far she's fixable.
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