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    08-12-2009, 07:30 PM
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Foal
Gypsy has foundered.

Vet and farrier both say there's nothing they can do. I have until tomorrow afternoon to say goodbye.

What am I going to do without her?
     
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    08-12-2009, 07:31 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I am so sorry.
     
    08-12-2009, 08:54 PM
  #3
Weanling
I'm sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with you and your horse
     
    08-12-2009, 09:53 PM
  #4
Yearling
I'm so sorry to hear this...
     
    08-12-2009, 10:20 PM
  #5
Showing
Oh, honey. I am so sorry. ((((hugs)))) It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, especially when it is so sudden. :,,( My heart is with you and I can only say to make the best of the time you have left with her.

Are you going to be there with her when it is done?
     
    08-12-2009, 10:49 PM
  #6
Yearling
I'm so sorry. I know there's nothing I can really say that will help, but my thoughts are with you, and hope that Gypsy won't be in any pain. :*( I'm so so sorry.
     
    08-12-2009, 11:28 PM
  #7
Yearling
I am so sorry to read about your beloved Gypsy. My thoughts go out to you at this very sad time.
     
    08-12-2009, 11:40 PM
  #8
Started
Wow. That's odd. My pony is prone to foundering and we have never had to put him down. Are you sure that is your only option? He heals in a week with our help. We feed him extra non-foundering vitamins and water down a spot by his water for him to soak his feet in. He always ends up fine. We just have to make sure he is not laying down because that can lead to colicing. Im not saying your vet and farrier are weong, they have examined the mare and they have both came to the same conclusion so maybe your mare is different. If you have any questions I will be glad to help! Just message me!
     
    08-13-2009, 08:42 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu    
Wow. That's odd. My pony is prone to foundering and we have never had to put him down. Are you sure that is your only option? He heals in a week with our help. We feed him extra non-foundering vitamins and water down a spot by his water for him to soak his feet in. He always ends up fine. We just have to make sure he is not laying down because that can lead to colicing. Im not saying your vet and farrier are weong, they have examined the mare and they have both came to the same conclusion so maybe your mare is different. If you have any questions I will be glad to help! Just message me!
Founder can be severe and can, in the worst cases, require euthanasia as there is no hope of meaningful recovery.
     
    08-13-2009, 09:23 AM
  #10
Weanling
I'm so sorry ((HUGS)) you and Gypsy will be in my thoughts and prayers
     

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