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  1. #21
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    Very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. Sounds a lot like the old guy I was talking about in my post earlier. He wasn't that bad for the first 24 hrs just mildly but never went back to normal really that's why we took him.
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole



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    So sorry that you lost him. The really old ones are so hard to loose.



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    I just wish I could have a horse live to that age.

    I hydrate with gatorade and coca-cola. And give metamucil every day. I give chia seeds daily.

    Colic and laminitis are the worst fears I have.

    I just think it is wonderful that OP was able to keep her horse alive for all those years.



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    \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~



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    I'm so sorry for your loss. He did live a long time but it just makes it that much harder when you've had them in your life for so long. My guy is 27 and is doing fine now, but I worry over every little thing. At least he didn't suffer for long.



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    So sorry. Sounds like you gave him a really good life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beethoven View Post
    On a side note: I have seen this happen with an older horse and makes me wonder if its just their time and the GI tract is the first thing to shut down.

    He had a nice happy life. I am sorry for your loss.
    This. We had an old App gelding...verifiabley 39 years old. Not a sick day in his whole life and this is what happened to him. I guess stuff just wears out. Sorry for your loss. At least you were there to help him over the bridge.
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    What a good run he had! You must be very sad -- I am sorry for your loss.



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    So sorry.
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    Very sorry for your loss, but clearly you did very well by this horse for a long time. There is some comfort in that.
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    One of the things I worry about with the old guy, along with laminitis. So sorry for your loss.
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    Hugs to you.
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    I am sorry that you lost your horse friend. Not many of them have such a long life. You were a good guardian for him.
    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!



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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Condolences. You gave him a grand life, rejoice in that.
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    I am sorry for your loss. I lost a mare in similar circumstances a few years ago. She was 31. The vet said 3 loops of her intestine were strangulated, either by slipping through a tear in the mesentery or a lipoma.
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