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post #1 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Once Again the Horse Proves

That they only think 2 things everyday. "What shall I eat?" and "How shall I try to kill myself?" or as my trainer once put it, "You can wrap them up in cotton batting, put them in a padded stall to keep them from hurting themselves and they will eat the batting and padding and colic and die.". Siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh...............

Snow White has done something, God only knows what, to her eye and it looks infected. Vet will be out later to see her and figure out what we're gonna do......$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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post #2 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 04:34 PM
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Oh man do I feel you. I had my big grade goofy TB gelding for 3 yrs with minimal incidents like maybe 4 noteworthy ones, still nothing major.

Now my AQHA filly on the other hand...... well I've had her less than a year and spent more time playing doctor and " Where the heck did that come from?!?" then enjoying my growing 2 yr old -_-.

Hope the eye is something simple and just looks yuckier than it is!
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post #3 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 05:54 PM
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Hope it something minor, as was Indy's. First time I had a vet bill for anything under $100, and this was a farm call. Just a tube of some ointment, came to $79, including the farm call fee and the ointment. I think the horse just poked himself in the eye with a piece of hay, healed up in less than 2 weeks.
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post #4 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 06:11 PM
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Yep, always something. I hope that it turns out ok for her.

I went out to the farm to feed everyone one evening because the B/O's were gone for a week. When I went out to feed another boarders gelding and was looking him over, I discovered his eyelid hanging by a thread. Oh geeze, time to call the vet again. Vet came out, sewed it back on and he recovered just fine.

Seems to me that horses just like to keep the vets busy.

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post #5 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 06:46 PM
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I just now finished hauling three truckloads of old T posts, wire fencing and barbed wire to the dumpster site we have. Now I'm working with chainsaw cutting limbs, etc.
It's amazing how many hazards are out there.
So far so good though very minor injuries. Maybe it's just the horse. The neighbor's mare is always getting injured, worse was she ran into a power pole support cable when a loud Harley went down the road, splitting her face open. There's a scar, otherwise and thankfully she's okay.

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post #6 of 48 Old 09-23-2020, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Well, as is normal with Snow White, it's not simple. We pulled blood to do a CBC to check for infection and we're going to test for Leptospirosis. The lepto is a reach, the horse is not out on pasture, kept in a show barn and turned out for play in a large round pen and supervised. Nobody else in the show barn is sick, not even marginally. We did the Fluoroscein Stain to check for Corneal Abrasion, it was negative. So, at this point we're suspecting uveitis, but don't know if it's going to have a genetic origin or is the result of an infection of some kind. Lepto is a frequent culprit for non-genetic uveitis. So! We're awaiting results and a 2nd opinion ophthalmology consult.

In the meantime, she'll be getting prednisolone eyedrops and oral Banamine for the next week to see what happens while we wait for test results and a more thorough eye exam.

***BTW, she's barely a yearling in these pics. She's now a 2 year old and is over 15 hands and is in show condition, so BEEFY, not butt high at all.***
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post #7 of 48 Old 09-24-2020, 09:46 AM
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She is gorgeous! I hope you get her feeling better soon
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post #8 of 48 Old 09-24-2020, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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She is gorgeous! I hope you get her feeling better soon
Me too. I'm going to be absolutely gutted if it turns out to be a genetic thing.
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post #9 of 48 Old 09-24-2020, 01:48 PM
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DA, I was really hoping it was something simple like Indy's, and nice and easy on the pocketbook too. Now I'll be hoping it's not genetic, but as you can tell, I don't have much power in that department.

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post #10 of 48 Old 09-24-2020, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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DA, I was really hoping it was something simple like Indy's, and nice and easy on the pocketbook too. Now I'll be hoping it's not genetic, but as you can tell, I don't have much power in that department.
Me neither, Waresbear, me neither. It will be what it will be. We're going to do what we have to do to make her comfortable and work her through whatever it is.

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