The Calypso everything thread!

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by Dona Worry, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    :eek:
    Oh my god we are all idiots.
    Although, she is starting to pick up a bit on her alfalfa, so idk, maybe it's ok??
    But seriously, we had a long chat today between the three of us (senior vet, regular vet, and myself) AND HOW DID NO ONE REMEMBER THAT?!
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    I'm not liking the vet. A 30 day tranq does nothing to fix training issues or ulcers. I think you need a second opinion on what is going on. Someone needs to figure out if it's behavior or pain.

    I have been the unlucky barn hand that didn't know a horse was on that stuff. The owner though maybe he didn't need it anymore because you know, he was so good now. Ya, the next day he reared up and tried to strike me in the head. He was the only horse EVER to go for my head with INTENT! He was an expensive WB. I told his owner he wasn't worth the cost of a bullet and I would never handle him again.
     
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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    :( That's not what I was implying.
    Was just curious as to how the decision came up.
    If her appetite has picked up, hopefully it'll work out!
     
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    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    But the vet did okay using esomeprazole for ulcers, so the vet is addressing the pain.
     
  5. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    Just chatted with vet again. . . Since it only needs to be fed once a day, and she is eating a little since the buteless, and we are treating the ulcers, she is confident that she will get the medicine. Says to mix it in applesauce if I am unsure.
     
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  6. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    We are not having a training issue, we are having an anxiety issue that both vets are sure is PTSD. Since the anxiety seems to be what is causing the ulcers, the theory is treating the anxiety and excessive acid in tandem will do more than treating for ulcers alone.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Well, if that's their assessment I'd treat accordingly. Good luck-!!
     
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    How's she doing?

    My friend's horse is doing great on his new feeding schedule and ulcer treatment.
     
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    She seems about the same.... She doesn't eat her alfalfa well, the ulcer medicine doesn't seemed to have kicked in yet.
    She has a new stall door, but seems to hate it. I installed it last night ( by myself. . . At 10pm) and it is too high, I need to move it.
     
  10. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    "Seriously? Come on, do you think I am ACTUALLY a giraffe? A draft horse? What even is this?"
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