Chronic Diarrhea in my mini - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 09-01-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Chronic Diarrhea in my mini

I have an eleven yr old mini stallion who has suffered from chronic diarrhea no matter what I fed, whether he was recently wormed, and everything I gave him (cilium, probiotics etc.) did nothing to aid him. He has had colic several times. The best he did was on the pasture. Problem is we don't have a yr round pasture. So I went to UC Davis in Ca. to get some answers. They told me he was in such bad shape I should consider putting him down. I asked for them to float the teeth and the young vet (Dr. *****) just didn't. They said he had a chronic sinus condition, that he was most likely packing food up into his sinus from two messed up teeth that were on an angle. So I cried and took him home hoping I could get a competent person to float the teeth just to make him comfortable and may be let him live a little longer. I had decided to put him down next time he had colic.
Moral to the story.... DO NOT LISTEN TO A VET WHEN THEY HAVE AN ATTITUDE! This situation was over the head of this vet so she was less than helpful. I got his teeth floated close to home and his diarrhea has cleared up. The new vet says my horse does not have a sinus infection at all. UC Davis was wrong on three things!! I almost put my beautiful sweet baby down and it was a simple fix! My message, if you get a feeling someone is trying to get rid of you when you go to them for help, get a second opinion! It almost cost my horse's life.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-02-2012, 12:00 AM
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anytime a vet tells me to put a animal down and I have some doubts I would get a second opinion always best to on severe cases anyways. Im glad you didnt put the little fella down and he is doing much better.

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