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post #11 of 36 Old 05-08-2014, 10:02 PM
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I was thinking ulcers too. In any event, this horse needs some professional help from a vet, to relieve it's pain.
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post #12 of 36 Old 05-09-2014, 10:54 AM
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get a vet check done, check for ulcers and back pain, then get the chiropractor out to do an adjustment. Sounds like a clear case of back pain.

Agree that you need to forget about the possibility of her being beaten.

After that, yes she needs to be tuned in. Kicking is not acceptable, EVER. I had a major session with a thoroughbred mare this winter that had a hock injury we were treating. The injury needed, due to the location, to be rinsed, salve applied and bandaged(at vets instructions) for the night. She decided that it hurt, so she was going to kick me. Well, she had a wake up call coming. By the time we were done that day she stood perfectly and let me do whatever I needed to get her wound tended to. It healed well, and she is now a nice little hunter jumper. Moral of the story: kicking, biting, striking, shoving and other behaviours that can lead to human injury are never, EVER allowed.
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Agree with everyone on her most likely being in pain. Also in regards to treating beaten horses no different. Just remember they are not like dogs. They want a leader who will be in charge, not let them do whatever. They respect you more when you let them know you are the boss and they are happier as well.
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Very possibly a bad case of ulcers also

Equine Ulcer Diagnosis by Mark DePaolo, DVM - YouTube
Interesting video Daniel.
Is this for fun or are you really serious?
Put this on my favorit and show it to my vet the next time I see him, maybe heŽll have as good a laugh as me. Makes me wonder what VooDoo school this guy went too?
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post #15 of 36 Old 05-09-2014, 12:53 PM
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Interesting video Daniel.
Is this for fun or are you really serious?
Put this on my favorit and show it to my vet the next time I see him, maybe heŽll have as good a laugh as me. Makes me wonder what VooDoo school this guy went too?
I swear.....no end to the nut cases running around the horse world.
Well I never! If that's the video I think it is (I haven't watched it, but I think its the same video that was given to me by another member), then its a very good one! I use it on all my horses to check for ulcers! My vet used this method too.
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Interesting video Daniel.
Is this for fun or are you really serious?
Put this on my favorit and show it to my vet the next time I see him, maybe heŽll have as good a laugh as me. Makes me wonder what VooDoo school this guy went too?
I swear.....no end to the nut cases running around the horse world.
The guy in the video is a vet...And this method is a real method of checking for ulcers.
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Well I never! If that's the video I think it is (I haven't watched it, but I think its the same video that was given to me by another member), then its a very good one! I use it on all my horses to check for ulcers! My vet used this method too.
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The guy in the video is a vet...And this method is a real method of checking for ulcers.
No this is how you check for ulcers:

And as far as the horse in quastion, it may have ulcers (which can be determined by a gastraskopi) but the symptoms described is a bad back.

What is it with horse people that they are always off in never never land looking for problems where there arenŽt any?
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Well I never is an expression I use to show my disapproval Amigoboy.
I use the method in the video and agree with the presenter.
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No this is how you check for ulcers:
Gastric ulcers in horses - YouTube

And as far as the horse in quastion, it may have ulcers (which can be determined by a gastraskopi) but the symptoms described is a bad back.

What is it with horse people that they are always off in never never land looking for problems where there arenŽt any?
Ulcers won't always show up, then you've gone through the trouble of fasting the horse and everything for no reason. I don't believe in scoping. My vet checked my horse the way the other video said and he showed signs, along with my horse being very sensitive to touch on his barrel (I noticed that so I had him checked for ulcers). He found signs, we treated, and guess what?! The sensitivity went away and my horse was calmer overall. My vet is licensed in nine states, and gets flown all over those nine states by clients just so he'll look at their horses. He is very well regarded and he does not believe in scoping for ulcers, perhaps there is a reason, hmm...
And I've yet to find one horse that does not have something going on somewhere, its a by product of us using them for pleasure and how we keep them.

ETA Sorry OP for derailing the thread. Given the horse's history I would say you're dealing with ulcers and back pain.

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