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post #11 of 58 Old 02-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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Oh no! I know many horses who are suffering like that! What shall we do!?? O.o

I'm thankful that Lacey is unable to have a bit in her mouth, what a relief it is to know that she is safe!

We should alert the media, this sounds like the makings of an epidemic!


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Yes, dressage, they are. Woe is my poor horses, they are so far gone *throws self dramatically to the floor*.

Wallaby, you and Lacey are so fortunate that she has an immunity to this disease. Perhaps we should draw some blood and see if we can develop a vaccine.

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Oh! It sounds.... shocking!!

Luckily Pumpkin hasn't been affected yet. He must have some sort of immunity... I will keep an eye out. Thanks for the warning!

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post #14 of 58 Old 02-14-2011, 03:21 AM
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I think my horses might be too far gone... :( Please tell us as soon as there is a cure!

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Whew. I think I'm safe from this epidemic with Abby..

Poseidon definitely has it. And a CURB nonetheless. Oh the horror! What will I ever do?! Barely move my hands for cues? Of course not. That would be insane.

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post #16 of 58 Old 02-14-2011, 04:28 PM
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Oh no. My barn is infected as well! Mine are actually quite content to sleep with their bits in. Oh the horror! Is there nothing we can do?
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post #17 of 58 Old 02-14-2011, 04:58 PM
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Dear Lord! Quarintine your barns people!!! Don't let those horses leave your property.

Don't forget to disinfect yourselves after you leave the barn, you may spread it through your clothes or skin. I definately recommed haz-mat gear!

Thanks for informing the community smrobs!

Sadly, many horses I know are afflicted with bit madness. My favorite horse was affected by it. Here she is eating with a bit in her mouth. Sad to say she may be too far gone. :roll:
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Oh my, A knack! All of the horses at the summer camp I work at LOVE to eat with their bits in their mouths! And we let CHILDREN around these horses. What have I done!
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Oh no, I have FOUR infected! Devestating, absolutely devestating.
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post #20 of 58 Old 02-18-2011, 06:16 PM
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oh smrobs thank you for informing us of this terrible illness! luckly- at a local barn all the horses are safe-so is tanoka. but tiger and blue are-hopeless

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