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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Today was awful.  We had the vet out this morning for routine vaccs, no problems and all well.  Then this afternoon we put Blair out for a while, bearing in mind he's the one who's had all the injuries etc over the past year so really he's been kept at home and stabled, we took him up to the farm today to as the vet was also vaccinating Sammy and it was easier to take Blair up there than bring Sammy and Zara home.  We put him out on his own so that if he did go nuts then he wouldn't have the other two egging him on.  We had divided the field with the electric fence as well as we're going to use half now and half later to let the grass grow a bit.  So out he went and he did go nuts, more nuts than usual.  He did a mad turn round the half of the field then he decided to have a go at the electric fence, he even put in 3 lovely strides before take off and sailed over the 4 feet of it no problem like it wasn't there (was actually secretly proud) and went nuts even more.  We managed to get hold of him after about 10 minutes and he was having a nose bleed.  Most of you know that we lost Joe from a gutteral pouch haemorrhage so the obvious reaction was panic and phone the vet asap.  After examination he felt it had been an exercise thing as it stopped pretty quickly but it gave me a real fright, it was from both nostrils and was a fair amount, but his heart rate wasn't up and was a normal rythm so it wasn't really a haemorrhage, but to be safe he's going in tomorrow to get a scope done to look into his gutteral pouches and into his lungs - so I'm a bit worried.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

OMG that must have been such a shock to see the nose bleed, but by the sound of things it was just all the excitement, I guess.

Hope everything goes well tomorrow, will be thinking of you, and let us know how Blair gets on, I'm sure everything will be fine, though.

Sue xx

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Thanks, he goes in at 8.30 am and we'll bring him home when my husband finishes work as I'm rubbish with the trailer, but they'll phone me when they've done him and let me know.  The vet does think it was all the rushing around given he's not as fit as he should be due to having lots of time off, but because of what I've been through before I wouldn't forgive myself for not going the whole hogg and something happened later - probably he'll be fine but I couldn't rest not knowing for sure.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Oh poor Blair, lets hope that it was just caused by him getting himself over excited. I will be thinking of you and wish him all the best for his Vet examination, big hugs for you and Blair, keep us posted on his progress XX

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

 hope it was cause by excitement, my friends mare used to get nose bleeds quite often, they put it down to burst blood vessles in the end 

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SuzyA

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SuzyA says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Oh how horrible for you .  From what you've said it sounds like things will be okay but completely understand that you're worried specially from your past experience.  I don't need to tell you that you've done absolutely the right thing in getting it checked out, then as you've said you'll know for sure and can rest easy.

 

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CharParsley620

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Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

How awful! I hope Blair's all clear, let us know please x

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

It is scary when they have nose bleeds and I hope it all goes well, don't worry about the scoping it is actually really interesting if you get to stay and watch - I've sadly seen inside 2 of my mares!  Anya had a massive nosebleed after being scoped, you do think they are gong to bleed to death. Welshie had a nosebleed a few months abgo, haven't a clue what caused it so assumed she banged her head!

Anyway, let us know how Blair gets on.
xx

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Hope he gets on well today and he is given the all clear.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Thanks everyone, we got him back at tea time and he was still a bit groggy, he wasn't done until late morning/lunch time as they had overbooked with other cases.  Outcome is it was coming from his right lung and has been caused by him going berserk without being fit enough to be attempting to run the national, lol!  So we've just to continue with his gradual fittening programme and hopefully now he's had the houlie out the way he'll be a little bit calmer next time we turn him out, but we'll keep him at home for a day or two just to make sure he's OK and he can get turned loose in the school.  Good thing was they had a real good look in the gutteral pouches and they're absolutely normal, so a big sigh of relief all round.  Thanks everyone for all your good thoughts and concerns x

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Worried - Blair going in to vet's tomorrow

Glad that everything is alright with him. At least you now know that you don't need to worry about him. Good luck with getting him fit and i hope he doesn't do it again.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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