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post #1 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Guys need help with a horse now!!!!! Before she dies!

Ok everyone I have a huge emergency

PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE ANYONE!!!!!!!!

So my best friend, she was keeping her horse at her gma's house (please don't judge her she just spoils her animals) But she gives her horses/animals about 4-5 flakes of alfalfa about 5 times a day!! Now my friends horse is terribly sick! She reared to where her back was strait, took off, and lashed out in the stall. She won't let anyone get near her. Recently at 1 in the morning she woke up and started whinnying because she was hungry so gma came out and gave her 4 flakes, 2 apples and 2 carrots. I NEED TO HELP! The horse has been moved and we are going to drown he in mineral oil tomorrow what else can we do? This horse will die of over feeding if we can't do something quick.
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post #2 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 09:04 PM
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Want a simple solution?



Call a vet.
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post #3 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 09:06 PM
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Mineral oil helps with colic but if you are going to wait untill tomorrow you just as well pour it down a drain. If the horse isn't dead in the morning it will be fine. If it is really an emergency then call the vet.

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The thing to do quickly if there's still time is

do a show & tell for the person who's overfeeding! Also, educate person on the dangers of alfalfa for horses. The communication breakdown must be fixed. Good Luck!
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a vet won't work....my friends are about to lose their house no I need something simple. She is just high on food it isn't time to call the vet yet
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post #6 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 09:29 PM
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So you say she's about to die....but it isn't time to call the vet?
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I agree with Sunny. Is the horse truly about to die or are you just being melodramatic for the sympathy effect?

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post #8 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 09:36 PM
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You claimed she was about to die, yet now she's just "high on food" as soon as someone mentions vet. Unfortunately a vet is the only option if a horse is in mortal danger.

There is no solution other than to call the vet. Wives tales and rednecking it up can and will only make a bad situation worse.

If you're that concerned, call a vet yourself, or call a rescue that can take the horse and give it the care and training it needs.

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From what I'm reading, she's been at the gramma's house for a little bit now, is getting overfed, and threw a fit at some point, and now you are worried about her health. Is she colicking, if so, call a vet asap, if she's not then the fact that she's moved and no longer getting that much hay should prevent any issues from the over feeding. I would have a talk with the gramma, or even involve a vet that can tell the gramma how unkind it actually is to overfeed a horse, especially alfalfa, and hope that she gets the hint before one of her horses ends up having serious issues. Plus it will also save her money if she stops feeding her horses that much food. I hope that your friends horse is okay, and it sounds like you guys took the first big step in getting her to a different place that won't be overfeeding her.
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post #10 of 92 Old 12-10-2010, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok ok I see I not being clear

When I say she is about to die...it is for a little effect but she is getting fed to much and you gott remember it was alfalfa high in energy! But I need tips on her diet how to brig it down. It was 1 in the morning and she was hungry!

Would peppermints help before feeding time? To calm down? What food would calm her down?
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