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post #31 of 38 Old 01-31-2010, 07:15 PM
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We called a vet this morning. My friend is going to pay for it and let me work it off. Thank You for the advice. I was TRYING to find a way to get a vet out already. So just sitting there telling me to get one wasn't helping much. and when I said no money I meant no one in the house has a job.. except me.. and my income is very low. So it iwas difficult to figure out how to go about it. Thanks For everything though.
I'm a bit confused too now as to whether or not you managed to call a vet, but regardless what is your horse's situation now? I know people are jumping all over you for not having enough money, not knowing a vet, blah, blah, blah... I'm not trying to judge you or the situation you are in, I'm just wondering how you guys made out.
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post #32 of 38 Old 01-31-2010, 07:31 PM
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you should really shoot him, like everyone else said, its a cheap way to humanely distroy him, and its much kinder then letting him suffer.
i have 2 horses that i pay for my self, and i am 18 and i work 2 going on 3 jobs to pay for them. horses are hard to afford, but if you cant pay for the vet care, you really should think about selling some of your horses. thatd help you out, im sure
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post #33 of 38 Old 01-31-2010, 11:48 PM
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I have no idea what caused it but my horse is very wobbly and can hardly stand without falling over. He isn't drinking more than a swallow. He is eating but slightly reluctant to do so. Right now we have him in a sling so he won't fall over. We have him on bute. We have no idea what to do and we can't afford a vet. So if anyone has any ideas PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact me on here or on my email [email protected]

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Try some IV Banemine (sp?).

Call your vet. Tell him/her that it's an emergency situation. Ask if they'll take credit card or if you can pay it off. Most vets won't have a problem with payment plans if you are normally a good customer that pays your bills.

If you do not or cannot get the vet out and the horse's condition deteriorates, then find a good gun and put the horse out of its misery.
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post #34 of 38 Old 01-31-2010, 11:54 PM
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We called a vet this morning. My friend is going to pay for it and let me work it off. Thank You for the advice. I was TRYING to find a way to get a vet out already. So just sitting there telling me to get one wasn't helping much. and when I said no money I meant no one in the house has a job.. except me.. and my income is very low. So it iwas difficult to figure out how to go about it. Thanks For everything though.
Well, let us know how it goes.

Also, I know horses can be a stress reliever, but this issue has got to show you and your family that having them can also cause stress. You should consider selling them or giving them away to a friend until your family gets back on their feet. Having just one horse can be a serious financial burdon, even for those with employment.
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post #35 of 38 Old 02-01-2010, 12:04 AM
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Honestly, Without seeing the animal, and watching him move, no one on this forum can even really advise you in what to do, other than keep trying to find a vet who would be willing to work with you.

Maybe have your friend (who was going to pay for his bill) haul him to your old vet? not sure how far you are away from where you lived, but it would be better than nothing, and atleast you'd have someone who was willing to work with you, helping you.

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post #36 of 38 Old 02-01-2010, 01:59 AM
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This person is probably a troll and we should just ignore this thread.
I think kevin is right on this one.
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post #37 of 38 Old 02-01-2010, 10:02 AM
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Unfortunately neurological conditions can be caused by so many things that there really isn't much that you can do without an actual diagnosis other than provide good supportive care. Bute is likely doing little to nothing depending on what is causing the neurological symptoms. Banamine is a better choice for anti-inflammatory for neurogolical disease. Chewing is likely hard, so rather than feeding hay a good complete feed such as Equine Senior which can be softened easily would be a good choice to help meet nutrtional requirements. Insuring adequate water intake is very very important if you don't want to end up with an impaction colic on top of whatever is going on.
Has your horse had any fever, nasal discharge, coughing, etc prior to the onset of neurological symptoms? Do you have other horses on the property? Have you been taking horses on and off the property? When was this horse last vaccinated? Has he had any injuries in the last month?

You need to be very very aware that Rabies is one of the diseases you have to worry about when you see neurological symptoms in a horse. It's not as common as in dogs or cats, but it does occur and people can be exposed by ill horses.

Bottom line really is that without a vet it's unlikely that your horse is going to improve. It's time to make a choice and either put your horse down or do whatever is necessary to get a vet out for an exam.

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post #38 of 38 Old 02-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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I'm closing this thread due to several contradictions by the OP.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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