Horse having problem with feed and water

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Horse having problem with feed and water

Postby just learnin » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:19 pm

A friend of mine called today and said that their 14 year old arabian horse was eating feed and drinking water today and it was coming out of the nose and mouth.
Any idea on what may be causing this?
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Postby chippie » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:23 am

Tell her to get her vet to check the horse. This isn't something that a person should ask a BB or call others for advice.

A responsible horse owner would get the animal to a vet ASAP.
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Postby kscowboy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:34 am

Yes get a vet ,

could be clover blooms , a short term poisioning . have they been in any new pasture , we have a bloom here in early july in one of my small lots that I rarely use and had locked the horses in there the night before for the farrier, Never seen so much liquid come out of a horse before , scared the crap out of me and my farrier id'ed immediately and showed me the plants as he was out early the morning we discovered it.
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Postby chippie » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:02 am

it could also be caused by the horse having something lodged in it's throat, ie: choke.
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Postby ArrowHBrand » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:15 pm

The first thing that came to my mind is choke. Call a vet immediately.
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choke

Postby Cindy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:55 pm

Yep have had my Arab do that a coupple of times.Also because of the way Arabs are,she will need pain med.Often it is because they get a bolus of hay caught.If that is the case with your friends horse, they will repeat it.I now break up the hay if it is packed tightly. Also have the teeth checked by a equine D.D.S. Good luck! cindy
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Re: Horse having problem with feed and water

Postby jfont » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:08 am

just learnin wrote:A friend of mine called today and said that their 14 year old arabian horse was eating feed and drinking water today and it was coming out of the nose and mouth.
Any idea on what may be causing this?
What was the problem. Either the horse is dead or yall know by now.
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Postby smart_slider » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:25 am

i agree with the others, it may be choke. ask if the horse eats really fast. if it is choke, you can throw some pretty good sized rocks in there, and that should help slow him down.
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