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  • Blamed for horse colic

 
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    04-02-2009, 02:32 PM
  #21
Yearling
I'm sure a horse could not get colic from water and hay left over from a day before. Like close2perfect said, lots of horses would be getting colic if that were true. I have heard that horses gorging on oats, having worms, working too soon after eating, ingesting sand can all cause colic, but not just eating 2 day old hay and drinking water 2 days old. I'm sure the BO just wanted to blame someone for what happened. I hope you are feeling better too!
     
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    04-02-2009, 11:52 PM
  #22
Yearling
This happend months ago. So all of this has past, but the horse HAS coliced twice after this...
     
    04-03-2009, 12:07 PM
  #23
Foal
At my old barn the stalls and water buckets got ridiculously bad, and without vet confirmation you can't place blame for colic. I think the reasons are hard to diagnose
     
    04-20-2009, 04:53 PM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by travlingypsy    
Hi guys, I've come back because I REALLY need to get this out there and see what you guys think. If I almost killed this horse or what.
For the last couple days I've been getting really sick with the flue but when I get sick it also triggers another thing I've got so my body goes in like over drive and I can hardly move.

Well Yesterday I had to work I did as many stalls as I could but left one.
I know that the BO and Tim the part time stall cleaner skips stalls all the time. I know this because when we come back on wed. We have to do double. ANYWAYS so I thought it would be fine.
I went in the stall to brush Bunny's mane because she saw me near her stall and new It was her turn to come out and play. And I REALLY like this horse. She seemed in good health and in good spirit.

After 6pm we got a call from the BO saying that Bunny was collicing. And the BO wanted to talk with me. She asked why I didnt do Bunny's stall. And that it was really bad and her buckets were bad also. And had not been cleaned out. I told her I was sick. But she said that the vet was on her way. When I got off the phone my mom and I talked and we decided to go out there. Mainly because of the horse...When we got there they had stripped the stall and the buckets were sitting out. There wasnt a lot of hay in them but the water was kinda mirky (is creek water). I said I had scrubbed them out yesterday. And the BO said it doesnt matter because of the hay in the buckets. So she basiclly told me because of this Bunny is sick.

Now to Bunny. This was the worst Collic they have ever seen. She came so so close to deing. They were going to put her down. She didnt have any life left in her eyes. She kept on laying down trying to roll. So we all had whips and flags to get her back up. She shrunk to the size of a pony. And this is a good size arab. After we let her lay down I started to pet her head and her eye to give her comfort and let her know I was there. After that is when she started to make her come around!

Here is my problem with the BO, her boyfriend and his kids, thies are the remarks they kept saying

One of the kids: Well If Bunny dies we don't have to sell zap.
BO: When I said less horses to feed this is not what I ment. HAHA
Kid: DID BUNNY DIE!!!!!
BO: Well there goes us leaving early.

After I started to pet bunny on the head and eyes, the BO would copy me. Its like with thies people they have no emotional connection with any of the horses. They are just motorcycles that eat and poop. And here I am there to help bunny and to make sure she will make it. I got home after 12:am I could have stayed home with the flue! But I didnt cause I LOVE that horse.

The owner of Bunny, the BO's boyfirend. Told me that it was not my fault no matter how bad the stall was. I started to tear up. Once the vet put the cathader in Bunny's neck to put her to sleep. Bunny Kept looking at me she would not look away at this point she was laying down again. But I kept saying in my head "Your going to die if you don't get up, they are going to kill you." "I love you, you have to get up" "Do you want to die?"

FAAAAAAAAAARRRRRTTTT! She let a big one rip ^_^ and she kept farting after that. So the vet held off. Through the whole time Bunny's hear rate was low like around 70 and then kept dropping after the meds, but she also got chilled really bad.

When Bunny first came to the barn she was so freakin mean. And was really hard to catch, would even threaten to kick. So one day I just waited for her in the run, and I made that eye contact and just "talked" with her and after that day we have had a great relastionship. She will always come up to me. Even if I take the halter off in the stall she will try to follow me out.
When she finally was on the IV with fluids and standing, the BO and Bf said that she was going back to her old self because she had a nasty look on her face. I was thinking to my self, her old self? This is a sweet and nicest horse! Bunny is still doing fine and getting better. I'll be going out there soon. But I just can't get over the fact that I was blamed for it.

What do you guys think did I make her sick?
No you didn't make her sick. I think Bo was getting at that if you had cleaned her stall you would've seen if she pooped or not.
But its def not your fault.
     
    04-20-2009, 05:21 PM
  #25
Yearling
Colicing from some hay in the bucket? I don't think so.

You should see MY water buckets sometimes. When they get dirty, I clean them, but sometimes I go to check and fill them and theres all sorts of hay, grass, slobber...

They then get cleaned, but yeah, some hay in the water? Psh. I'm happy that Bunny made it ;D
     
    04-20-2009, 05:40 PM
  #26
Started
I agree with appylover. The BO probably just felt like she needed to blame somebody.

A dirty stall and less-than-perfectly-clean water is not going to cause a horse to colic. My guys slobber grain and half-chewed hay into their water buckets all the time and they're fine. It's not drinking enough water that can make a horse colic.

It wasn't your fault. The BO sounds like she's just being a jerk. From what you're saying, it sounds like the BO was being weird about it. As in taking it too lightly or something. I know I wouldn't be laughing or cracking jokes if one of my horses was deathly sick.
     
    04-20-2009, 06:28 PM
  #27
Yearling
I know, why would anyone be cracking jokes when your horse is dieing.

And I didnt want to be blamed anymore, or for what ever had happened. That's why I went out their with my litter of 7 up and my cough drops in tote. So if the horses did die, my BO couldnt be like well I called you guys and you didnt even help or whatever she could have thought of.

Plus I felt sooooo bad for bunny
     

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