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Another horse...?

Re: Another horse...?

Postby Trudi » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:18 pm

Perhaps wait and see (where's that fence :lol: ) if he manages to stay clear of it then I'd be for growing it.
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Re: Another horse...?

Postby fabikat » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:03 pm

Just popped in to say that all is going ok with Kaiser. We are managing the sweet itch thankfully.
A short video and foto for those who have not seen fb.
Foto is of the day he arrived and this weekend. I can see a change.
Video is him posing with his white boots kindly donated by Saracen

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Re: Another horse...?

Postby littlewhitehorse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:57 pm

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Re: Another horse...?

Postby fabikat » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:07 pm

Someone commented today that I am transforming Kaiser from a clumsy slob into an elegant gentleman :lol:
They knew him before he came to me and say it is a real success store. Still along way to go but hopefully a butterfly will emerge eventually.

We have kept the sweet itch under control with a rug, although he still has the itches and at times he finds it difficult to focus and just wants scritches from me. However, next year I will more aware of how it affects him and hopefully he wont suffer any more than he has done this year. We managed to save most of his mane and tail so heaps better than when he arrived last year.

He will be having his teeth done on Friday. As they want to sedate they said to starve for 24 hours but that seems really excesssive to me. I realise it is a precaution but what do you think...?
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Re: Another horse...?

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:38 pm

I really wouldn't want to starve a horse for more than an hour or two! I learned on the equine nutrition course that they only have a lining on the bottom section of their stomach to protect from acid and also they constantly produce stomach acid, not just when they eat like humans do, so need to have something in the stomach all the time.....plus starving is more likely to cause colic. I really can't believe they told you to do that :confused:

Our vet in France used to sedate as a matter of course (which is why I changed to the nice English dentist who never did) and there was never any mention of starving the horses.
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Re: Another horse...?

Postby M-E » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:24 pm

Chevalblanc wrote:Our vet in France used to sedate as a matter of course (which is why I changed to the nice English dentist who never did) and there was never any mention of starving the horses.



I had the same when the fRench chap did Brett he sedated but no starving was needed


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Re: Another horse...?

Postby fabikat » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:32 pm

Helen, that was exactly my thought about the colic. I dont mind leaving them a few hours without food, but a whole day! I have had them sedated for teeth before (they seem not to want to do it without here) but never had to starve them for so long. Sometimes I despair with the vets here :banghead:
The vet is arriving at 1pm so I will probably just leave him without food in the morning. It is either that or try and find someone else willing to come which does not prove very easy here :thumbdown:
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Re: Another horse...?

Postby Trudi » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:24 am

Someone commented today that I am transforming Kaiser from a clumsy slob into an elegant gentleman

You are!

Mine were sedated this week for teeth and absolutely no problem with eating before sedation and our vet is a specialist equine vet.
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