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  1. #1
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    Default Kip Deville Euthanized

    he just couldn't beat that laminitis,what a terrible shame and what a loss of a beautiful horse



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    RIP Kip

    Sounds like he tried very hard before succumbing to this nasty disease.

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...s-to-laminitis



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    Godspeed Kippy, you fought the good fight.



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    I'm very sorry to read this. He fought hard. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but good for IEAH for giving him a great shot and ultimately making that hard decision.

    Godspeed Kip.
    bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
    free bar.ka and tidy rabbit



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    Ugh this is awful, visited Kentucky in late May and we got a tour of Rood & Riddle with Dr. Bramlage and we were lucky enough to see Kip. He looked really good too.

    Laminitis needs to go away. :'(



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    Awww, he fought so hard. Dang it. Godspeed Kip



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    Truly one of my favorites, especially having seen him race in person. Part of me always assumes this is how these drawn-out battles end, but I was really hoping he'd stay on the upswing. Very sad. Condolences to everyone who worked with him at the track and the hospital as well. RIP Kip.



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    He was one of my all time favorite patients that I worked with there at Rood and Riddle, I cared for him during his horrible colic time, and when he was in isolation-- I will miss him greatly.

    RIP my beautiful gray friend
    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
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    Godspeed, Kip......



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    He fought so hard to over come this awful thing..Therr has got to be a way to beat it! Too many horses that have lots of great care are being lost..Imagine how many others go too.....
    What can we do....
    RIP Kip..
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
    Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"



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    So sorry to hear that Kip is gone...I had hoped that he was past the worst of it.
    Condolences to his connections and caregivers...



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    "Therr has got to be a way to beat it! "

    Or be far more humble and pratical about facing the limits of science against cruel, deadly forces of nature and diseases and admit that if a horse pulls through chronic laminitis, it will have at best a tentative future, with limited quality of life if a severely foundered horse survives the initial assault(s) of laminitis. Owners, insurance companies and vets should always think about the welfare of the horses first and always be humane. Some vets should stop playing God or try to up one another or "capitalize" on a tragedy like that of Barbaro to raise funds for research. Some research is great but admit to limitations is necessary as well to avoid needless suffering. Chronically laminitic horses are in agony and should often be euthanized sooner. Vets must admit to their limitations sooner. What Barbaro went through was obscene and he should be euthanized once his left rear hoof began separating based on what he was already up against with his severely broken right hind leg. He should have been euthanized then.



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    Just MHO but vets are learning more about these type of diseases from these "heroic" efforts. Some of the latest protocols for this and other diseases were pioneered through racing-related donations and race horse owner's pockets.

    The next horse to benefit from Kip's special boots may make it.

    That's how I see it, at least.

    Nancy



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    We can only learn if we have subjects to learn on...If what Barbaro went through can help us PREVENT and treat laminitis then it is worth it. Do you think modern medicine camr in a book...
    Imagine what Michael DeBakey's first By pass said.....
    Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
    Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
    "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"



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