Degenerative Joint Disease.. info?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by shaiarabs, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Maybe shes at the point of no return, but if theres some time (til vet comes) you might try hock wraps as support, to make more comfortable if nothing else. Theyre pretty cheap to try, work or not. A neoprene pair made a noticeable difference on one of BOs early rescues that came off the truck vvv lame and was flirting with pts just from that.
     
  2. shaiarabs

    shaiarabs Senior Member

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    good, didn't need to announce it tho.

    thanks for the suggestions. Vet will be here before they would arrive.
     
  3. shaiarabs

    shaiarabs Senior Member

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    Vet has been. as I knew, nothing to be done, Rose will go to heaven as soon as it can be arranged.
     
  4. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    I am so sorry that you have to make that decision...
     
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  5. mymarespet

    mymarespet Senior Member+

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    So sorry shaiarabs. Its a hard time.
     
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  6. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    I’m sorry for your loss, but if she is uncomfortable it is better to let her go now than to let her suffer. I personally think it’s cruel to let hem go until they can not stand on their own or comfortably keep up with the herd.
     
  7. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    It's a shame but it was the kindest thing to do.

    And sometimes we know we did the right thing by how much it hurts us.
     

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