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post #41 of 82 Old 10-17-2011, 08:06 PM
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that's odd are you haveing problems with your computer there have been a couple of pages now for several days? Again she is aware that he is being over weight and it has been discussed several times already just wanted to let you know that she has got it under control. ; ) Oh and welcome back.

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post #42 of 82 Old 10-18-2011, 08:59 PM
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I just want to hug him, and pet him <33!!
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post #43 of 82 Old 10-18-2011, 10:21 PM
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He is an adorable little thing!


I would just like to say not sure if you got him from a reputable breeder or not or what you paid for him but I would document his weight and have a vet give him a full check-up. Not to be a debbie downer, but it's something to worry about since you just bought him and he came in presumably much more over-conditioned than you were expecting. Carrying extra pounds can cause major complications down the road, especially for a breeding stallion as obesity can have a HUGE negative impact on fertility not to mention general health. If you plan on promoting him through shows and to stand him to outside mares you want to make sure he's healthy and capable of what you want before you sink a lot of money into a stallion that may no longer be fertile or has underlying health complications.

Hopefully you won't have any problems with him and I wish you the best of luck. I have a QH that gets fat when he thinks about food...so I feel your pain on trying to keep weight off him!
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post #44 of 82 Old 10-19-2011, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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He is from a very reputable breeder, we are getting the vet out tommorrow to check him as he got ill traveling up from the mainland, and I was planning to starting wieghting him today if I can remember where I put my wieght tape

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post #45 of 82 Old 10-20-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Got his passport today he is registered as 39" and is 9.
Vet couldn't come out today as there was an emergancy and they are the only vet pracise on the island so he will have to wait till tomoorow to find out why he isnt very well

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post #46 of 82 Old 10-20-2011, 04:00 PM
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Sorry to hear he isn't very well, what are his symptoms?
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post #47 of 82 Old 10-20-2011, 04:55 PM
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I would worry about laminitis with him at that weight
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post #48 of 82 Old 10-21-2011, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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when we first he wasn't eating but he is now, he isn't peeing much at all and when he does they are small ones, he used to get sweaty which he doesn't any more, he doesn't breather right when he goes out on a walk, yesterday he started walking stiffly and he has runny eyes and nose

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post #49 of 82 Old 10-21-2011, 04:24 AM
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Hopefully you have him quarantined from the rest of your horses? I would be worried about something contagious as this sounds like something other than
"simple" colic or shipping fever. Hopefully the vet can get out soon and get him all patched up! *Jingles*
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post #50 of 82 Old 10-21-2011, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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he has been quarantined in case it was flu as there is no equine flu in shetland so no ponies get jab for it unless they go to the mainland

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