Trailering mare and foal. Need help!

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  1. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Huh. Well, still jingling for the little guy!!
     
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    Kristal H Senior Member

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    I wonder if he could have a tendon contracture... this can come on very quickly and be extremely painful.
     
  3. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Could his momma have rolled over on him and pinched a nerve in his shoulder, or somewhere?
     
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  4. GONE ROPING

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    She very easily could have. She is definitely not the best mama. But they keep breeding her because she outproduces herself every year and drops amazing colts.
     
  5. ginster

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    How is the little guy today?
    Jingling...
     
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  6. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Hoping and sending positive vibes on this little guy!! :loveflag:
     
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    palimino57 Senior Member

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    Hoping with some fluids and anti inflammatories lil man is better today
     
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    Just came across this thread, hope he’s doing better!
     
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  9. GONE ROPING

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    Well, he is no worse. I'm trying to be positive here. He isn't really much better though. He is still bright eyed and causing trouble but still isn't functioning on that side. The vet said we have done all we can for him at the moment and we will just have to wait and see. If he isn't better in 2 or 3 weeks they are going to have to really decide what's gonna be best for him long term. The vet is checking in every little bit and wants to be updated on him. His owner gets back tonight and I am SO relieved. I'll be glad to hand this over to him. I'll still be involved but I sure will feel better with him home. Less responsibility.
     
  10. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    If it is nerve damage, that can take MONTHS to even start showing improvement. Some unthinking Vet gelded a colt in a field with a rope halter on. The knot damaged a nerve in the horse's face and it was three months the horse went around with one side of his face droopy. Had to eat chopped hay and mashes, and then he dropped a lot of feed.

    Nerves that are damaged do grow back, but not real fast.
     
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