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post #11 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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good greif, I need to get better at proof reading. Sorry all, I can't type or spell today

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post #12 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 05:09 PM
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Gosh, you would think she would be in pain. Maybe she is better off than we think. Lets hope! Please keep us posted.

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post #13 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 05:13 PM
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Poor girls hooves make me cringe! Ow!

I would ask the vet about her hooves, as others said, and also make sure farrier has experience with hooves that bad. I've heard they can't take them down too far initially if they get that bad cause the hoof needs time to adjust to the correct position (down, instead of curled up) and if you take took much, will cause a lot more pain for her, if not do more damage.

(I don't personally have experience with feet that bad-kinda make it a point not to let them get bad- just sayin' I would consult with a vet before anyone touched those feet).

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post #14 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 05:28 PM
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When a horse has an issue, like being touched on the back end, it is a responsibility as an owner to get fixed, especially when it deals with their health.

Before we got Harley, the only way they could trim or even clean his back hooves was to tie or chain his leg to a tree or post. With time and effort and patience, I worked with him so he understood it was ok to be touched back there. Now, he will lift his back leg before you can reach for it after cleaning his front hoof.

Because the horse doesn't like something is no excuse for neglecting their health!
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post #15 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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Oh my goodness. She looks like such a sweetie pie I hope her feet get better soon.

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post #16 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 07:37 PM
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You'd be surprised at how many Minis are discovered in that condition - and worse.

Yes, do take her feet down little by little. And you are doing right, by keeping her on just a little grass hay each day with some vitamins if needed. Do not use Quest to worm her.

She's pretty. Keep us posted. She is one of the lucky ones.

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post #17 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 07:45 PM
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That's deplorable! I wouldn't associate with such people any longer. Thank you for rescuing this poor horse.
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post #18 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 07:52 PM
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Why not Quest?

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #19 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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I agree. Minis tend to get forgotten and neglected a lot. I saw a mini the other day who obviously had some degree of laminitis. Horrible looking feet, and the owner says "oh yeah that one can't walk very well" Then DO something about it. Her other horse had a severe problem in the hind leg... An "age old" injury of sorts. I've never seen a leg so swollen in my life. The entire leg was gigantic and he didnt bear any weight on it.

But back to the topic... Yes, people tend to neglect minis a lot. Not sure why, but they do and they are the ones who need a stricter diet than their normal size counterparts. Hope she feels better soon... Can't wait to see updates on her!
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post #20 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 11:19 PM
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Quest has much lower 'safety' levels when it comes to overdosing, Ray. While you can give as much as 60-70 times the normal amount of Ivermectrin to a horse without adverse affects, you can only give a few times ( I think three times?) the amount of Quest to a mini. And since tubes tend to 'slip' and give the entire tube if you arent VERY careful and your horse is a saint, overdosing a mini would be very possible. If you have a 250 lb (average weight) mini and you accidently give the whole tube which is usually for 1000, 1200 lbs, you've overdosed into the 'red' zone and death is very probable. Overdosing can kill a miniature by inducing seizures, brain damage, neurological problems, etc. It is also known to cause abortion in pregnant mares.

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