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  1. Horse Health
    To start off with, I've had my haflinger (could be a draft cross, she's taller and wider than a lot of them) for four years now. Normally she's this super lively girl hopping and hollering after you, making sure everyone knows she's present. She has always been the boss of the herd in any herd...
  2. Horse Health
    Does anyone know? In my herd of either the super young, or geriatric horses, I own a 22 year old Morgan/Welsh cross who we call Merrylegs. We bought him back in July from his old owner for about $200, thinking he's happy and healthy, but for that price I think we may have been mistaken. (Out...
  3. Horse Boarding
    New horse owner here - less than 2 years. I am trying to figure out if I am overreacting to a situation with the barn where I board or if this is legitimate enough to start looking for a new farm. Everything has been fine up until the last 3 months or so. Medium-large size boarding/training...
  4. Horse Health
    One of our Hancock brood mares is sick and the vets can't figure out what it could be. If she decides to let her legs give the vet doesn't think she'll make it. She is roughly 8 mo pregnant. I found her in the pasture Friday, 3/13/15, morning with the following symptoms: -Standing still -...
  5. Horse Health
    I have a 14 year old quarter horse mare. I took her for a ride and she acted completely fine. I cooled her off, took her back to the barn and fed. I hadn't changed my routine at all. When I was finished, I put her in her stall and she pooped. I gave her grain, she took a few bites, then acted...
  6. Horse Health
    Hello all. I have a 20 year old mini. Has been in spectacular health since I've had her (about 3 years). Suddenly about two weeks ago, my husband and I started noticing her laying down quite a bit. Then suddenly she stopped eating and became extremely lethargic and showed common signs of colic...
  7. Horse Health
    Just to clarify, this is not about my horse. It's about a horse I know of and just want what information I can get. The owner is calling the vet, but I would like to understand what is going on so I can help her out. The horse is a 10 y/o TB, who was rescued early last summer. He had be...
  8. Horse Health
    My friend is boarding her horse at her family's property and one of their horses is sick. I was wondering if any of you have delt with something like this, I would really appreciate your experience and help. A few days ago the horse stopped eating and his gums were dark in color. Also when...
  9. Horse Health
    I was just wondering if anyone on here has ever delt with a mildly dehydrated horse. I understand the skin tugor test and CRT with the mucous membranes and everything. I have routinely checked all my horses. However I also know sunken eyes is also a symptom of dehydration. One of my horses has...
  10. Horse Health
    My horse has a really runny nose every once in a while. He doesn't act differently or anything, but it does worry me a little bit. It's not just a tiny little bit of liquid, but actual lots of clear mucous. Sorry if it sounds gross, but I just want to know if I'm over thinking it at all. Is it...
  11. Horse Health
    Hi there! First of all, as a disclaimer, I would like to say that, yes, we are going to take him to a vet, but we're just working through what it could be in the meantime. Our (roughly) 16 year old Quarter horse has always had problems with keeping weight and staying healthy - he's a rescue...
  12. Horse Pictures
    I need some of your horses' photos! I am in serious need!! If it is possible, please post some buckskins or Arabians, they heal me real fast..
  13. Horse Health
    I have a horse, appendix paint gelding that is ill ive called the vet but she is very busy. He has like Mud on his lips but when i touch it he pants in pain and i tried warshing it but it will not come off. he is also very lethargic but i know hes not colicing he pooped alot when i was at the...
  14. Horse Health
    My property shares a fencelines with a horse owner on the south and another neighboring horse owner on the east. Yesterday we found my south neighbors colt, dead, caught up in some vines and fencing. As I was helping them untangle the colt we got to talking about thier other horses. I found out...
  15. Horse Health
    I am looking for some hope in the recovery of my Spotted Saddle horse who has been struggling in his fight with pneumonia for 11 days now. He means the world to me and I do not want to lose him. I know he has been given a very slim chance of survival but I am still hoping for the best and I am...
  16. Horse Health
    Last Saturday my horse got back from his first equestrian team, which lasted a few days. Around Monday he started acting ill some of his symptoms are: - Lethargy - Nasal and eye Discharge ( clear) - Shivering He is still eating and drinking regularly, does not have a fever ( I have been taking...
  17. Horse Health
    So I have a 2 year old QH. She was perfectly healthy before we bought her, then after purchasing her and getting her settled in with our other horses within a few weeks she started acting sick. She would lay down, and she would have bad diarrhea. Then we had a vet come out several times he said...
  18. Horse Health
    hey guys...this is my first time on a horse forum, but i really need help. i have a ~15 yr old gelding thoroughbred (teeth are bad and no papers, vet said 14-16). last year about 2 weeks after we showed 2'6" at a local show in august my horse was suddenly lame, and about a week later (early...
  19. Other Pets
    Well I have had my two ferrets for about a year. Bear, the healthy and slightly crazy brown one and Whitee, the sick white one. Well Bear has known Whitee his whole life. Whitee is around 3 1/2 or 4 and Bear is around 3 or 3 1/2. Well anyways I'll tell you about Whitee since he is the one I want...
  20. Horse Health
    Fellow Horse Forum-ers, I think during my last post you misunderstood the question, or it was too 'vague'. I have been riding for years and I am will be leasing and hopefully one day buying a horse, and I have researched the different illnesses a lot. I have read a full book on the sicknesses...
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