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jingles please for maxx.-kinda long.

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  • jingles please for maxx.-kinda long.

    hi all, maxx was a little off his feed last night.gave some banimine, seemed ok. went down this morning, he looked ok. turned around 10 minutes later, he was down. not feeling so good. no feed, no hay and more banimine at 9:30. still looked uncomfortable at 10ish so called the vet. he has an impaction and is feeling really bad, even with drugs on board. he has been up and down all day. tried to roll a few times but i stopped him. so, he lays sternal or flat out most of the time. he did poop a little around 3ish but was very painfull after that. he did get oiled and will be reoiled tomorrow around 11:00. he is my retried upper level event horse and i have had him close to 13-14 yrs. now.this is a very stoic horse, had a bowed tendon at a 3 day, never took a lame step, no swelling ect... but i know my boy and he was not right than either. it is killing me to see him uncomfortable. we will run fluids tomorrow if not better.thanks for letting me ramble on.

    ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"

  • #2
    Sending HUGE jingles out for your beautiful boy.
    I\'m not crazy. I\'m just a little unwell.


    • #3
      Here's hoping the oil kicks in and the fluids push everything through less painfully for him. Please keep us updated?
      You jump in the saddle,
      Hold onto the bridle!
      Jump in the line!


      • #4
        Jingles for Maxx, hoping he feels better soon.


        • #5
          Have you tried putting him in the trailer? I had one colic-ing this summer... we put her in the trailer and she pooped several times before we could take her to the vet. Of course that was just a mild gas colic, and his is obviously much worse. Might not hurt to try, though.

          Jingles!!! Keep us posted!


          • #6
            Jingling up here in NY, Maxx.

            Let us know how he is doing.
            We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


            • #7
              Many many jingles from Sugarbrook and all the ponies here in Florida. Update us please.
              Last edited by Sugarbrook; Oct. 26, 2008, 11:30 PM. Reason: typo
              hunter/jumper ponies


              • #8
                Sending lots of jingles from California too!
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                • Original Poster

                  yea, asked the vet about the trailer ride(i too have one that just poops when he looks at the trailer) but he said that is good for gas colic's. maxx has an impaction in his small colon. he went out last night, was up and down a lot, but at 7ish i gave him rompin im 1 1/2 cc's. went and checked on him every hour, at 930 he was down but got up as soon as he saw me. he started to graze and looks as though he was grazing most of the night. he was still grazing when i brought him in. he is in his stall and we are waiting for the vet to come and check him this morning. does not seem as bloated or as painful as yesterday.so, fingers crossed and jingles everywhere. this is my special guy, i am not quite ready for him to go yet.

                  ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


                  • #10
                    Jingling that he gets a good report this morning.
                    A Merrick N Dream Farm
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                      • #12
                        Jingling from Alachua Co.

                        I have been keeping a special eye on mine as the 'cold' has finally come. I'm hoping that sloppy beet pulp, perennial peanut hay, and electrolytes continue to keep everything moving as it should.

                        I wish we could just include the horses in a weekly barn meeting and say "OK now boys, it's going to get chilly tonight, but I still expect everyone to drink up, and eat up, and no huddling in the barn all day."

                        Keep us posted.


                        • #13
                          More jingles for Maxx.
                          "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."


                          • #14
                            It sounds like Maxx is feeling a little better:

                            Hope he's right as rain tomorrow Stacey


                            • #15
                              Jingles! Hope he's feeling all better today!
                              She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!