|rachel1 ||06-01-2011 06:02 PM |
Grass Sickness!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate it! Everyone be aware!
My horse Magners was just turning 3 when he got grass sickness last month. He spent 2 days in the vet hospital and then had to be put down.
|Speed Racer ||06-01-2011 06:03 PM |
I've never heard of grass sickness. Are you maybe talking about botulism?
|myhorsesonador ||06-01-2011 06:08 PM |
what is grass sickness? Is it like colic?
|rachel1 ||06-01-2011 06:10 PM |
Colic can be a symptom of grass sickness
Horse that get grass sickness have a 95% death rate
|Speed Racer ||06-01-2011 06:13 PM |
It's apparently caused by botulinum toxins, so it's a type of botulism.
I'm so very sorry. I had a friend lose a horse to botulism. It's a hard death, and very traumatic for the animal as well as the owner.
The fatality rate is almost 100%, and there's no cure.
|rachel1 ||06-01-2011 06:14 PM |
it is horrible and lots of people dont know about it. It is more common in horses aged 2-7, dry weather, between April and July.
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