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I have heaves and tie up, what do you have? (FYI this is for fun)

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  • #41
    Originally posted by msj View Post
    I think the vet needs to come out and euthanize me!

    Let's see, I've got:
    1. COPD
    2. Windpuffs (sprained and broken ankles)
    3. Arthritis in lower back and neck
    4. digestive problems with anywhere from loose stool to impaction
    5. Need corrective shoeing - I walk toe first and then heel! - most definitely NQR!!!
    6. Poor vision both far and near
    7. A pronounced broodmare belly or hay belly
    8. I was spayed in my 30's so no breeding potential at all.
    9. I'm too old to breed now anyway!
    10. Teeth need floating every 3 months and have periodontal disease...
    11. Get gas colic after eating sausage
    12. Front fetlock joint recently had cortisone shot - may need surgery.
    13. Hair changing color - going grey fast!

    See why I say euthanasia might be in store. Right now though I am a good pasture ornament....
    Aren't we obsolete ones glad that they closed the slaughter plants here?


    • #42
      Originally posted by Bluey View Post
      Aren't we obsolete ones glad that they closed the slaughter plants here?



      I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


      • #43
        LOL heck they'd have shot me YEARS ago...
        Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

        Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


        • #44
          When I get up quickly from a seated position, I flex off on the right.

          I also recently went through a hard-keeper phase, but now I'm back to being an easy-keeper.


          • #45
            I'm among the should-have-been-put-down years ago. Completely useless pasture ornament and you'd better not come near me on the days the pain level is high 'cause you're apt to get bitten.


            • #46
              Originally posted by suze View Post
              I'm among the should-have-been-put-down years ago. Completely useless pasture ornament and you'd better not come near me on the days the pain level is high 'cause you're apt to get bitten.
              May want to consider trying a go round of ulcer treatment.


              • #47
                I stock up and my temperament isn't all it should be.
                Nina's Story
                Epona Comm on FB


                • #48
                  Oh this thread is hiarious!!

                  I have kissing spines, and I colicked bad enough a few years ago to need emergency surgery. I have a windpuffy ankle. I'm a very easy keeper (too easy) and have put myself back on dry-lot. I was retired this spring. Now I only do light trail work.
                  Cheryl in WNY
                  Horse Kids Kit & Bobby


                  • #49
                    I have windpuffs (literally - the tendon sheaths in a couple of fingers are filled with fluid) and I've "foundered" (plantar faciitis - the treatment for which is analgesics, supportive pads and I can't go without shoes. Sound familiar?) and I'm an easy keeper.
                    Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom


                    • #50
                      Currently I have Equine Influenza! I'm in bed with the flu


                      • #51
                        Recently gelded but still likes a good sheath cleaning.
                        Lostfarming in Idaho


                        • #52
                          Originally posted by LostFarmer View Post
                          Recently gelded but still likes a good sheath cleaning.
                          You and my husband... errr. stallion both
                          ___._/> I don't suffer from insanity.. I enjoy every
                          ____/ minute of it! Member stick horse art lovers
                          ';;;;;;; clique
                          //__\\<-- Don't feed the llama!


                          • #53
                            Too bad Mrs. lost doesn't need an udder wash.
                            Lostfarming in Idaho


                            • #54
                              I need my hocks injected and a stifle rehabilitation program. And I turned 50, so today I got the examination for colic (colonoscopy)


                              • #55
                                I have an SI injury and a lower back injury. I think I may also be cold-backed as I sometimes wake up barely able to walk...

                                I need hock injections (two bum knees)...

                                I have two bad quarter cracks (toes are broken) and foundered (plantars fascitiis)

                                I also suffer from easy-keeper syndrome. No grain for me!


                                • #56
                                  I think I'd PPE well enough for a mare my age, but I'm definitely barn sour.

                                  Can't see any reason to be anywhere but the barn...


                                  • #57
                                    Air fern here.

                                    A cold-backed air fern with allergy-induced heaves, arthritis, and hypolordosis, no less
                                    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


                                    • #58
                                      I should wear a grazing muzzle, need a massage, and really should be doing trot sets rather than watching vids of musical kurs....
                                      he's a big horse with short legs...really!


                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by Christa P View Post
                                        Actually the horse's knee is equivalent to our wrist - horse elbows are the equivalent to our elbows anatomicaly speaking.
                                        Yep, I'm well aware. But functionally speaking, I cannot lean on my straightened arm without the muscles starting to shake, so it works more like a horse being over at the knees than anything else. Horses' elbows aren't supposed to lock.

                                        Similarly, I get that knees=stifles, but there's no conformational problem in a horse that causes the stifles to be too close together, but horses who are cowhocked appear, visually, to have the middles of their hind legs too close together, as do I with my knees.
                                        Apparently you can’t set the bar too low for people to crawl underneath.


                                        • #60
                                          May want to consider trying a go round of ulcer treatment.
                                          Ulcers ain't one of the problems, though! No more kicking from me - too unsteady! That's why I bite - still got all my teeth.