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post #21 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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The mineral oil is to get the sugar thru her.

I'm somewhat clueless....I never seen a horse this high on sugar and I don't now what to give her to bring it down.
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post #22 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 12:54 AM
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Mineral oil would only help if there was something stuck in her, you know like for impaction colic or some manual blockage of the digestive tract. The most the mineral oil will do is give her the runs. The sugar is in her BLOOD so there isnt anything to do but let her come down from her high and feed her more responsibly in the future. If she is on a sugar high it wont kill ehr just make her nutty until her body burns it up. If she is in such danger why cant the owner see it? You dont have to know squat about horses to notice a sick or crazy looking one.

What doesnt make sense to me is why someone who is having to sell their house bought a horse two months ago and can afford to feed bunches of high quality forage and treats and have a stall for the horse and everything but cant afford to have a vet. Then you say that it is your friends horse but when someone questions it like I just did you say " WE do the best WE can for OUR horses...". Then you admit you were being melodramatic for effect and say you are being more mature but you still say the horse is in immediate danger of passing, but it isnt immediate, but it is....??

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post #23 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 12:54 AM
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Mineral oil is going to make her poop like a goose. Thats it.

The only thing that will 'get the sugar out' is time and a better diet.
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post #24 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 01:08 AM
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Feed her less alfalfa, exercise her more and if you think she's "about to die" CALL A FREAKING VET!!! If she can't afford the phone bill to call the vet and ask questions she obviously does not deserve nor have the knowledge to own a horse!
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post #25 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 01:26 AM
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I have my doubts that there even is a horse but if you want to bring the sugar down then don't feed her tomorrow. Then start feeding her like a normal horse. I doubt it's feed thats got the horse acting crazy anyway. I've seen horses that had as much alfalfa as they could eat not get too crazy to handle if they were trained properly. If a horse if ill-mannered to begin with then changing feed isn't going to fix anything. Spending a lot of money on B-calm supplement crap is just like flushing it down the toilet.

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post #26 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 01:35 AM
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post #27 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 09:35 AM
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if she is soo crazy why is she in? personally i dont really get the story...

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post #28 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:02 AM
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Honestly, I am not really sure what you are trying to get across.

Oh and as a side note, when you say "owning a horse they can do" just let them know that sometimes calling a vet is a large part of owning a horse.

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post #29 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:12 AM
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i say throw her out in the pasture, let her run in out and get some grass in her for a few days. itll help her calm down, get the sugar out, etc. thats probably your easiest fix. if youre afraid to take her out of the stall, get someone who isnt and have them take her out. i agree with kevin, and pretty much everyone else...b calm supplements wont help, and changing her diet will only help after the sugar is out and over time. do away with the alfalfa unless she needs it (which she probably really doesnt) feed her regular hay, grain that isnt high in sugar or carbs, and keep her on a daily rotation of turnout.

thats just my thoughts.
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post #30 of 92 Old 12-11-2010, 10:16 AM
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Kevin - you're awesome!

OP - posting melodramatic posts for the pure intent of getting more attention is not the way to win friends and influence people. In fact all it accomplishes is that less and less people will read your posts and/or respond. Boy cries wolf and all that.

Honestly, without judging, the people are losing their house (if that's in fact true) they have bigger things to worry about than a horse that's being overfed and grossly undertrained.

Some supplements cost as much as a vet call. Talking on the phone with a vet is free. Sending the horse to a good trainer - priceless.
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