• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

sick horse - vet coming a.m. - sad update R.I.P.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • sick horse - vet coming a.m. - sad update R.I.P.

    Just got this report on a friend's horse that was just returned to her - the vet has been called and is coming first thing in the morning. I was just wondering if anyone has had similar symptoms and what it was? TIA

    Dramatic weight loss
    Edema under his belly and hugely swollen sheath
    Penis that is is bright red and ulcerated looking.
    Severe diarrhea as of yesterday. All liquid. He is drinking a lot but not eating.
    He dragged both his hind toes as he walked.
    Mucus membranes of his mouth looked excessively bright pink/red and his breath smelled foul.
    Ringworm all over him...

    This certainly sounds serious to me, but just wanted to ask if anyone has had a similar experience. I repeat that the vet has been called and will be there first thing in the morning.
    Last edited by eventgroupie2; Mar. 26, 2013, 06:01 PM. Reason: update
    stained glass groupie
    www.equiglas.com

  • #2
    ?Potomac Fever, ?Colitis. I would be headed for the horse hospital tonight.

    Comment


    • #3
      Wow. No advice or experience, but major jingles! I, too, would be putting in an emergency vet call or taking the poor thing to the horsepital.
      Topline Leather -- Bespoke, handwoven browbands & accessories customized with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, & glass seed beads. The original crystal braid & crystal spike browbands!

      Comment


      • #4
        Poisoning of some kind, with ringworm as an added insult? I would be off to the clinic as soon as I could...
        "On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."

        Comment


        • #5
          Someone 'returned' your friend's horse in that state???

          Jingles to this poor horse!
          ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

          Originally posted by LauraKY
          I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
          HORSING mobile training app

          Comment


          • #6
            Jingles & AO & head to the clinic tonight !

            First Jingles & AO ~

            Next I trust this horse is in isolation and not near any of her other horses ?!?

            Thirdly I don't wish to sound ? well pessimistic but

            I would load up and call the clinic on the way ~
            Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

            Comment


            • #7
              That poor boy

              Jingles!

              Comment


              • #8
                Lots of Jingles to your friends horse. Never heard of anything like that before. Poor boy and friend
                Calm & Collected, 13, OTTB
                Forrest Gump (Catasauqua) , 17, OTTB
                Little Bit Indian, 29, TB
                Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook

                Comment


                • #9
                  Have your friend take a lot of photos of his condition, just in case the folks from whom she "just got him back" deny it. Make certain that the date is on the photos, too.

                  Other than that, please get him immediate help. Jingling like crazy for the poor horse. I pray that the Vet will be able to pull him through.
                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Vet was supposed to come first thing this morning. I have not yet gotten an update, and am also hoping that he will be ok. Thanks for all the good wishes for this poor horse. He is a sweet older QH. I will post again when I have information on his condition.
                    stained glass groupie
                    www.equiglas.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Wow, this sounds extreme. Jingles. Hoping for an update.
                      www.Somermistfarm.com
                      Quality Hunter Ponies

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        That sounds horrible. Jingles from NY.

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          Vet was out this morning. Blood work she pulled a couple days ago is completely normal. She feels that something was toxic to him (in the soil possibly) of his previous pasture, and that since his immune system seems compromised, that it has set up these various reactions. He is still drinking a lot and is not terribly dehydrated (being monitored), grazed for a bit, and has been nibbling at his food. The swelling in his sheath has gone down some, the diarrhea is better, and he is less lethargic. Still not out of the woods, but at least better than last night. He is on two shots of penicillin a day, 3 doses of banimine, probiotics, and something to boost his immune system - not sure what. So for the time being, he seems stable and is receiving care.
                          Thanks for all your good wishes for this sweet boy- sure hope he makes it.
                          stained glass groupie
                          www.equiglas.com

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            How bizarre! Does he have a fever? Maybe it was hoary alyssum? If he has any sort of fever, I would be icing those hooves 24/7 for now. Glad he's feeling a little better and please keep us updated!
                            Topline Leather -- Bespoke, handwoven browbands & accessories customized with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, & glass seed beads. The original crystal braid & crystal spike browbands!

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              From what I understand - temps are normal, as is blood work.
                              Will keep updates coming as I get them.
                              stained glass groupie
                              www.equiglas.com

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Aw man, poor guy! Jingling for your friend's horse! Hang in there buddy!!
                                Unrepentant carb eater

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  R.I.P. Jerry

                                  The horse was buried this mornng. He had been taken to the vet clinic a couple days ago after not improving on the meds, but they felt it best to put him down last night. I do not believe it is known what he had, but thought possible that he got into something toxic to him that just shut down his systems. He never did start eating much again, and still had the terrible diarrhea and swollen sheath.
                                  stained glass groupie
                                  www.equiglas.com

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    My condolences.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Poor guy. I'm glad he's no longer suffering, but it's terrible that he had to go through that. I'm sorry for your friend, too, that this happened to her horse. Any chance she can go after the people who had him when this happened?

                                      Farewell, sweet Jerry--you'll find many friends on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
                                      Topline Leather -- Bespoke, handwoven browbands & accessories customized with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, & glass seed beads. The original crystal braid & crystal spike browbands!

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        So sorry.
                                        www.Somermistfarm.com
                                        Quality Hunter Ponies

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X