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We have some friends that have a mare with scoliosis. She is 14 years old, and she's had it since she was a baby. (consequently they named her Cc after her C shaped back!) Cc is barely even halter broke, but the friends are thinking about my sister and I training her to ride. Does the scoliosis affect her ability to be ridden? Does anybody on here have any horses with scoliosis? I'd like experienced advise. Thank you!!!
So, my Paint mare has been out in the back pasture for a while to enjoy what's left of the green grass for the last 2 weeks. Well, I went out to throw on winter blankets, I got hers on, and noticed a really weird scab-like lump on her front left leg around her cannon. It's got hair on it still, and when I ripped part of it off, it didn't bleed and came off rather easy, so I know it's not scratches. The scab's also really thick, but brittle and clumpy. Her leg's starting to swell as well. Just curios as to what you think it might be? I'm planning on taking her to the vet on Friday. It's obviously some kind of bacteria, but I can't find anything on the internet about what it could be!
I have a 4 year old Palomino his name is Rocky. A few months ago he got sick and he was sweating, shaking, and losing weight. He stopped the sweating and the shaking but he is not gaining no weight and we feed him Omolene and oats. I was just wondering if any of you guys would know what is wrong with him or what you think he might have that is making him lose weight?
Okay fellow equestrians, I am stumped on this one so I need your help! I went riding on Saturday at my friend's Hunt. And her horse Scarlett whom i believe is a warmblood TB cross, has something unusual happening to her. She is Chestnut with a skinny blaze, and three white socks, but just over the past week she has developed small dime size white spots all over her left and right side ( mostly right side). So she looks like an apply almost lol. It appears that just the hairs are white and it is not causing her pain or bothering her at all. And there are no spots on her face at all, only her left and right side. Her vet said she thought it was a certain skin condition that makes white spots appear around the eyes and mouth, but thats not the case for Scarlett. Have any of you ever seen something like this? If so, do you know what it could be?
My father's horse was involved in a trailer accident last month. Both horses (his and my own) came out with only cuts and scrapes, which was a true blessing, but Dad's horse got a few gouges that were fairly deep. There is one gouge on his hind fetlock that is slow in healing, and our vet recommended that we use honey as an antibiotic ointment. The only problem is that we've never used honey on wounds before. So I suppose my question is, do you use honey the way you would use a normal antibiotic cream? When we wrap it, we usually use non-stick gauze and vet wrap, but I've seen others simply smear on the honey and leave the wound uncovered. Any help is greatly appreciated! x
Has anyone had a horse with navicular disease? What did you do and how is the horse now? I am working with a horse that has navicular, he is an ex-event horse, only 10 years old. It is such a shame that he has it. :( He has special shoes and is sound to ride. I am doing some trail riding, bombproofing and trick training with him, and he seems to be enjoying life. :) I am thinking about doing some basic dressage on him as he was an event horse. I am also interested in any ideas to do things with him.
I am now just getting my horse back into shape, as he has been boarding at pasture for the past couple of years while I have been living overseas. While boarding, he has been without shoes, and his feet are in much better condition now than they have ever been with shoes on. I have been reading recently about natural hooves, and I am interested, but my question to anyone with knowledge on this is- will heavy working and showing in eventing put too much wear on the hooves, or is there an alternative to shoes so that I can keep his feet healthy?
HELP I THINK MY HORSE HAS ERU!!! ERU (equine reccirent uvietius) also known as moon blindness, my horse has a cloud appear over her right eye about every year and 2 months) i reasearched it and it has to be what it is. She is an appy shetlandcross. Appys tend to be 8 times more likely to get it than any other breed and the most likely to become blind from it. ERU is the leading cause of blindness in horse. Each time this occurs the cloud seems to become larger and thicker. This time it got so bad you couldnt see her pupil or irul thru it. It'ssensative to light and shr blinks a lot. She also has watery eyes with a lot of discharge. Vet is comming out tommorrow to diagnose it. Im almost positive its ERU. Has anybody gone thru this with a horse or who has a friend who's gone through it? I know it can never be cured, but what kind of treatments took pla e and how often? Have you had a horse go blind from it? Did it happen fast or slow? Did the entire eye cloud up like my penny's did? How…
Hi everyone! I am new here and I am looking for any information that I can get. I have a beautiful 13yr old, 16.2h Quarter Horse. I lost my job over a month ago, and have been going thru a financially and emotionally draining divorce. But my horse has been my savior and therapy to get me thru it all. I found out that he has a bone chip in his hock and needs surgery to relieve his pain. The problem is I am dead broke and can not afford it. I owe him and am looking for any resources that are available to help. I have spoken to the vet hospital and they can do a payment plan once I have a job, but I am hoping I can find a resource to offset the cost some. Any ideas or information is much appreciated!
Anyone dealing with Lyme with their horse? Anyone using a holistic approach to treat? Would love to hear your story. I am in New England where Lyme is very prevalent. My boy has it, and we suspect he has had it awhile. I have only had him since Nov 2012. His titer 6 wks ago came back very high and we treated him with a round of doxy, I am now starting him on herbal supplements prescribed by a herbalist along with raindrop therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture. We are at the beginning of treatment, time will tell.
What is your preferred liniment for your horse's legs? My last lease horse's owner like to use a mix of Bigeloil and Alcohol, but I developed an allergy to the Bigeloil. :( My throat would get very itchy and my tongue would go tingly and numb when I sprayed it. I've used Sore No More and Greencool before, just wondering what everyone else likes!