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tempest 10-26-2009 06:16 PM

Congestive Heart Failure
 
One of the Arabs at my barn has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. They are going to try a medicine on him, I don't know off the top of my head what it is but I'm sure I would recognize the name if it was brought up, but if it doesn't work the vet gave him a year to live. Is there anything that can be done to help along with the medicine?

Vidaloco 10-26-2009 07:30 PM

If its like humans or other animals there isn't much that can be done. Keep them comfortable. The vet put a dog I had on Lasix. I don't know if they have something similar for horses. I believe its basically a diuretic that helps keep the fluids from building up.

horsechick 10-26-2009 08:43 PM

yeah they have lasix for horses the give it to race horses all the time but i agree with vidalocco you just have to keep them comfortable or make that hard decision but hugs to the owner of the horse i just had to put one of mine down due to cancer and it wasn't an easy decision but best of luck

tempest 10-27-2009 04:29 PM

thanks for the help and we'll do what we can to make him comfy


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