But just out of curiosity, are you equating lacerations/wounds that happened to be on the head and neck with the medical terminology "head trauma" which is more generally accepted to mean injury to the skull or brain? Because my horse came in with a cut on his cannon bone the other day, but I didn't think to equate to a condyler fracture even though both involve cannon bones.
I'm not in disagreement with you DMK. The reasons I suppose will come out in the laundry :)
As far as perhaps medical boarding. I have primarily worked in referral facilities but early on in my career worked for a facility that did all of the counties abuse/neglect management cases. We did keep animals for them that were receiving treatments that needed to be documented/recorded by licensed professionals because of on going court cases.
I'd like to elaborate on the blood work. While the values are 'within normal limits', the indexes are off. When the indexes are off, the values can not be taken for face value and are 'open for interpretation', which is not something you put in a report, which should just state facts and observations.
Based on the indexes, it looks like it has been going on for some time.
Anorexia per se has not 'time frame', however 'starvation' does imply a time frame and an accusation, so the first word is legally correct to use, the 2nd is not. Starvation also implies 'lack of objectivity' (there is blame) and that is not UCD's job. This is not UCD first rodeo.
Also indexes don't change 'overnight', it is not a 2 day process, it takes a long time for indexes to change, weeks, months.
I do think RS lost. He would have had a great home with Rising Star, no doubt aabout that in my mind. He would have had a great (working) retirement. Not many people are set up to handle, or house stallions. That is likely why he stayed longer at UCD.
This made me sad for RS. ( no other agenda, comment or implication).
Once again, we're getting into needless personal commentary on this thread. We understand that it's a passionate topic, but we're going to close the thread again, pending further developments.