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I both saved my horse from it lost my horse to it, so I know it it is a dire condition.
6/27/2011 11:59:56 PM
6/27/2011 9:18:28 PM
uveitis in horses is there a cure?
6/27/2011 5:08:41 PM
6/27/2011 3:49:29 PM
Severe pain can make the horse much more difficult and dangerous to deal with.
6/27/2011 1:30:49 PM
i have just lost my equine vet. not sure who I will be able to get that isn't greatly expensive
6/27/2011 12:55:09 PM
MY HORSE HAS SUDDENLY BECOME ILL. SHE CAN'T WALK WITHOUT PAIN AND TREMBLING.
6/27/2011 12:37:20 PM
I am constantly concerned about the health and well being of my horse.
6/27/2011 6:38:46 AM
6/26/2011 8:23:31 PM
because they all potentially could be indications of severe problems requiring immediate care
6/26/2011 11:30:15 AM
bloating, upset stomach
6/26/2011 1:44:52 AM
It used to be colic until my gelding foundered
6/25/2011 10:24:02 PM
Because I love my horse and wouldnt want any of these to happen.
6/25/2011 7:19:37 PM
Milk in Mares
6/25/2011 4:35:02 PM
Colic begins as the silent killer the early statges often missed by owners.
6/25/2011 8:33:08 AM
Colic AND Hendra virus... nasty.
6/25/2011 12:27:59 AM
Because there are so many things that can cause it.
6/24/2011 11:39:05 PM
Having to make the decision to put one of my babies down because I can't afford the Operation.
6/24/2011 6:02:55 PM
In a rural area, not being able to get vet support by phone or farm call.
6/24/2011 5:37:07 PM
colic or serious injury, afraid of not being able to afford poss surgery 2 give every chance possibl
6/24/2011 5:21:45 PM
6/24/2011 4:48:04 PM
6/24/2011 4:37:00 PM
any one of these is scary!
6/24/2011 3:05:33 PM
Horses will ALWAYS find a way to get hurt.
6/24/2011 1:07:36 PM
anything that requires surgery as the nearest vet hospital is 4hrs away
6/24/2011 12:50:37 PM
6/24/2011 12:03:44 PM
scar tissue, swelling and discomfort in old injuries of tendons, muscles and ligaments.
6/24/2011 11:27:08 AM
people not being open about contagious diseases and not stopping the movement of sick horses.
6/24/2011 9:00:08 AM
All described are serious. Large animal Vets are in short supply, more so in rural areas. HELP!
6/24/2011 8:35:51 AM
colic is so sudden and can be so severe...
6/23/2011 11:55:24 PM
6/23/2011 11:15:35 PM
right now everything
6/23/2011 7:05:54 PM
Current outbreak of Dryland Distemper--Pigeon Fever in Austin Texas!!!
6/23/2011 6:39:36 PM
We have mustnags and its often they had issues with colic because they ate sand
6/23/2011 5:41:10 PM
ANY problem needing vet care is of great concern to me!
6/23/2011 5:31:05 PM
Very difficult to get to a clinic from our location.
6/23/2011 5:19:53 PM
I have lost 2 horses to colic over the years. It remains my main concern with all my horses.
6/23/2011 5:10:31 PM
I worry about lyme desease as we have many deer,so many ticks.
6/23/2011 4:31:55 PM
Trauma #1 in my book. Disease and colic you can manage until the vet arrives - but trauma is a whole
6/23/2011 4:26:29 PM
all of the above andincombination with natural disasters
6/23/2011 4:21:05 PM
In Phoenix area we have high heat, monsoon winds, possible thunderstorms, disaster prep is critical
6/23/2011 4:08:17 PM
Colic is the only life threatening event I experienced
6/23/2011 4:05:53 PM
fire/ natural disaster
6/23/2011 4:01:25 PM
6/23/2011 3:17:16 PM
6/23/2011 2:54:57 PM
trouble fast if away at work
6/23/2011 2:54:04 PM
complications or injury to my mare's pacemaker and lead
6/23/2011 2:45:18 PM
6/23/2011 1:59:03 PM
The outcome its so unpredictable
6/23/2011 12:15:54 PM
6/23/2011 9:55:15 AM
had them all this past year
6/23/2011 9:05:38 AM
Requires a keen eye for the slightest
6/23/2011 8:55:43 AM
viral that you cant vaccinate for
6/23/2011 6:22:20 AM
6/23/2011 6:21:17 AM
Eye injuries concern us
6/23/2011 3:17:36 AM
My horse had it ...twisted..and died
6/23/2011 12:33:10 AM
My gelding has had several colic bouts, requiring vet care
6/22/2011 11:54:31 PM
Horse had one surgery already, won't put him through that again.
6/22/2011 10:22:04 PM
laminitis and treatment
6/22/2011 9:56:12 PM
foaling problems are the worst
6/22/2011 9:03:21 PM
are mesquite beans toxic to dogs
6/22/2011 8:59:02 PM
followed by wounds
6/22/2011 8:41:28 PM
colic always rates first!
6/22/2011 8:00:21 PM
Founder as it can be lifelong, irreversible.
6/22/2011 6:54:52 PM
Even though I always strive to provide the best care posible, horses will be horses!
6/22/2011 5:30:16 PM
Wearther related issues
6/22/2011 4:51:24 PM
6/22/2011 4:32:55 PM
All are concerning, but scariest would be a broken bone
6/22/2011 3:08:58 PM
6/22/2011 2:18:07 PM
Our nightmare is that the horse is treatable but the cost exceeds our budget (in the thousands)
6/22/2011 2:16:42 PM
My horse has hoof problems like crazy. He now has rings on the outer wall and a hole in the midle.
6/22/2011 1:31:03 PM
6/22/2011 1:23:59 PM
6/22/2011 12:32:01 PM
I have a horse that has siezures -
6/22/2011 11:16:38 AM
All of the above are bad, but im mostly concerned with airborne diseases
6/22/2011 10:09:53 AM
All of the above can be life threatning. All horse owners need to be aware of the signs.
6/22/2011 9:45:29 AM
Wildfire. Here in Florida, it's the worst drought in recorded history. Evacuation will be impossible
6/22/2011 8:33:11 AM
any emergency, we have no vets in the immediate area
6/22/2011 8:27:56 AM
horse getting cast in stall
6/22/2011 7:59:36 AM
I lost my 1/2 Arabian to colic in January 2010. I'll never get over his death.
6/22/2011 7:22:33 AM
6/22/2011 4:46:24 AM
Tick bourne diseases and horse sickness here in Africa. Limited veterinary staff around are biggies
6/22/2011 4:19:15 AM
Can occur for any reason you wouldn't suspect.
6/22/2011 1:09:52 AM
comes on so quickly and your reaction has to be equally quick
6/22/2011 12:51:34 AM
Any one of these sitituations has the possibility of being fatal
6/22/2011 12:46:31 AM
Have dealt with colic, severe injuries, severe pain, and illness in 36 years of owning horses
6/22/2011 12:25:29 AM
Have already been through a colic surgery that saved my horses life, without it he would of died.
6/22/2011 12:00:29 AM
Colic & unspecific lameness issues
6/21/2011 11:48:20 PM
"Servere" Colic that is!!
6/21/2011 10:29:38 PM
6/21/2011 9:53:56 PM
My horses are very important to me so any of the above concerns me
6/21/2011 9:47:43 PM
colic is #1, but they all worry me
6/21/2011 9:38:14 PM
fetlock punture\stake trauma wound
6/21/2011 8:45:52 PM
6/21/2011 8:45:31 PM
Is she comfortable? Does the hay taste good? Is the pasture too rich? etc.
6/21/2011 8:45:05 PM
my horse had a serious injury then pneumonia while recovering from the injury,they all concern me.
6/21/2011 8:16:31 PM
True emergencies all qualify for immediate attending and concern
6/21/2011 8:15:21 PM
6/21/2011 8:10:59 PM
Fracture-dangerous injury, dangerous recovery
6/21/2011 8:10:17 PM
A trailer wreck while on the roadway
6/21/2011 8:08:43 PM
Colic and Laminitis are my 2 biggest worries! Been there, done both!
6/21/2011 7:48:35 PM
6/21/2011 7:32:59 PM
I lost my best friend Ebony a 9 year old APHA mare that was 7 months in foal to the unknown colic do
6/21/2011 6:56:19 PM
national disasters, along with all of the above
6/21/2011 6:39:14 PM
I am concerned about colic, twisted gut and bladder stones.
6/21/2011 6:12:30 PM
Wounds/trauma/pain/colic all bad
6/21/2011 6:07:55 PM
this is the only problem I don't have any control over with wide spread horse movement
6/21/2011 5:59:59 PM
I have lost two horses because of Colic related problems and now I am very paranoid about it!
6/21/2011 5:56:20 PM
eye injuries are my biggest fear, losing an eye.
6/21/2011 5:52:03 PM
colic and laminitis worry me the most.
6/21/2011 5:32:06 PM
I know about 3 people that have had to take their horses to davis for colic surgery
6/21/2011 5:31:33 PM
Allergic swelling/anaphalactic shock in 17 year old gelding.
6/21/2011 5:28:30 PM
I worry about my ability to stop excessive bleeding while transporting to the vet!
6/21/2011 5:26:38 PM
I am concerned about all but injuries and colic would be on the top of the list.
6/21/2011 5:14:01 PM
6/21/2011 5:12:57 PM
because of desert-grown hay, even well managed horses ingest a lot of sand
6/21/2011 5:10:29 PM
6/21/2011 5:02:36 PM
6/21/2011 5:01:23 PM
surgical trauma, we live sooo far from a surgery
6/21/2011 5:00:16 PM
Also laminitis.Wish my horses could tell me where and when it hurts.
6/21/2011 4:57:30 PM
stiffness of legs
6/21/2011 4:56:56 PM
6/21/2011 4:50:22 PM
Laminitis and founder worry me most
6/21/2011 4:34:49 PM
my horse colicked twice and stepped on a nail once
6/21/2011 4:30:20 PM
6/21/2011 4:25:40 PM
I am a vet tech so I only get concerned when I cant treat something myself.
6/21/2011 4:24:04 PM
6/21/2011 4:23:39 PM
Colic and wounds. They do seem to find a way to hurt themselves without trying
6/21/2011 4:15:51 PM
Laminitis which my horse has suffered is on special diet damages hooves, can repeat horse is IR
6/21/2011 4:14:08 PM
Anything that can result in death
6/21/2011 4:11:55 PM
6/21/2011 4:08:32 PM
anything that compromises performance ability! (I keep my horses for life!!!)
6/21/2011 4:05:49 PM
Laminitis / founder worries me the most.
6/21/2011 4:04:29 PM
6/21/2011 3:58:09 PM
Broken bone.if my horse breaks a bone we have to put him down.we dont have enough money to fix him:(
6/21/2011 3:56:04 PM
All of the above plus founder
6/21/2011 3:51:51 PM
my mare has had impaction and torsion colic- any episode freaks me out as I expect the worst!
6/21/2011 3:47:45 PM
I use Turmeric powder for most wounds and feed it in thier feed along w/conventionial meds 4 lots
6/21/2011 3:42:58 PM
6/21/2011 3:42:01 PM
We raise minis and you must be so careful how much they are fed.
6/21/2011 3:38:50 PM
Anything beyond my personal knowledge is of concern until I get answers & help.
6/21/2011 3:37:24 PM
undiagnosed illness which the vet under-estimates. I have lost two horses this way, vet's fault.
6/21/2011 3:36:14 PM
And the dreaded Laminitis
6/21/2011 3:28:35 PM
laminitis - My mare has Cushings.
6/21/2011 3:27:00 PM
LAMINITIS, I always am concerned if I am manageing their diets properly
6/21/2011 3:26:50 PM
Colic probably concerns me the most.
6/21/2011 3:20:21 PM
natural disasters, mostly wildfire where I live
6/21/2011 3:18:25 PM
6/21/2011 3:16:34 PM
We have ahorse who underwent cecal impaction surgery, so always worried about colic
6/21/2011 3:08:57 PM
6/21/2011 3:02:32 PM
lost one of my best friends to colic
6/21/2011 2:50:33 PM
The weather here in the Northeast has been fluctuating wildly. That's always a concern with water.
6/21/2011 2:47:49 PM
6/21/2011 2:38:39 PM
6/21/2011 2:34:34 PM
There is a mass on my horse's in front of his front legs
6/21/2011 12:09:05 PM
I had a horse colic, was in acute distress, called my attending vet who had seen him before. He tx.
6/21/2011 12:02:10 PM
I board my horse, so I worry an injury/illness won't be noticed when I'm not there.
6/21/2011 11:44:16 AM
I have two very colicy horses and one that Chokes.
6/21/2011 10:30:48 AM
my mare had successful surgery but oxygen deprivation left her an expensive dummy
6/21/2011 8:44:47 AM
i have seen healthy horses lost
6/21/2011 7:04:12 AM
large wound inflamed and weeping green pus from the outside of his throat wound is open
6/21/2011 2:02:28 AM
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