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post #1 of 10 Old 01-20-2015, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys.
Today I called the Vet when I found a large bump on Coops hind leg. She wasn't very busy so she ended up coming today as well. When she did the ultrasound she found tons of liquid in his joints and tendons. She said that he would most likely be out for 6 months and she wasn't sure if Cooper will ever be able to compete again (the main reason we bought a horse). She said our best chance at him getting well again is to buy and inject him with stem cells. Those are thousands of dollars.
What can I do?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-20-2015, 05:37 PM
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Before stem cell & even now the treatment was rest. It's free, try that.
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Before stem cell & even now the treatment was rest. It's free, try that.
thank you for being nice and I definatly will do things like heat also help it or would it be better to only rest

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thank you for being nice and I definatly will do things like heat also help it or would it be better to only rest
Did your vet have any other suggestions for treatment?
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Did your vet have any other suggestions for treatment?
not really she just said to walk him for 5 minuets everyday and other than that keep him in his stall

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I'm sure you could find some way of making money.. Maybe not thousands of dollars.. But you could always babysit, and bring in something. Do you're parents not help you out with your horse? And would they be willing to help out with half the cost or more? or are they just telling you to pay for him/her yourself? I would suspect they help you out somewhat with your horse.?
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not really she just said to walk him for 5 minuets everyday and other than that keep him in his stall
As she is the one who knows what exactly is wrong with him you should do a she says. So stall rest it is.
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Knowing a bit about stemcell research, I don't really see where it's going to be helpful here.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-20-2015, 06:33 PM
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I'm sure your local vet school has several programs research or otherwise to help out. I know a number of people who participated in research because they couldn't afford their vet bills; they only paid about 25% or so. I know where I'm at it's almost impossible NOT to find one. Other than that do as your vet says.

If it's any consolation stem cells only go so far, even though they seem like miracle workers.
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