Red Feather

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About Red Feather

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    Red Feather
  • Birthday 09/26/1980

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    Harrodsburg, KY
  1. Contracted/clubby On Rear In Newborn Foal?

    It's just a few hours later & I'm already seeing it looking a little better. Not there yet, but definnatly more relaxed. I just wish I could put him out- but we're supposed to get a big storm tonight with damaging winds & hail.
  2. Contracted/clubby On Rear In Newborn Foal?

    Okay, well I called the vet's office back & they sent another doctor out for a second opinion. The second doctor thought that he is contracted and gave him the first dose of oxytetracycline IV. He said it could take as many as 3 treatments over 3 days, & I am to call him in the morning to let him know how it looks. He thinks the prognosis is good! So, hopefully, he'll look a little more normal over the next few days. He didn't think that he needed to be splinted or wrapped (yay! I really didn't want to have to do that!)I've moved him to the largest stall that I have for the night because we're expecting severe storms tonight & I didn't want him out in it, but he'll be turned out tomorrow for exercise. I will post an update! Thanks for the advice CVM2002 & journeysgirl!
  3. Contracted/clubby On Rear In Newborn Foal?

    I think I will call the vet's offoce & see if one of the other Dr.s can come out for a second oppinion, and ask them specifically about this treatment. What that doctor said just didn't seem quite right to me. I know I'm not a vet, but I have seen contrcted tendons before (on the front, but it really looks similar)He kept saying it was just his conformation, but I've never seen one with conformation like that, and neither parent is even really straight in the pasterns. I've already contacted a local corrective farrier & he also recomended a second opinion, also said he thought the colt was contracted. Most of what I've read about the oxytetracycline says to treat ASAP, so I was worried about the "wait and see" route. I really like this colt, and would hate to have to see him put down if this could be corrected.
  4. One of my mares had a lovely red dun overo colt yesterday, but his rear pasterns look overly straight. I have seen contracted tendons on front legs before & that's what I thought it was, just on the rear. He had some trouble right after birth with standing (he was really kind of depressed & really didn't try to get up) After waiting an hour or so with no major efforts at standing, we helped him to stand. Once he was up he stood on his own fine- but then couldn't quite figure out how to nurse. It was at least 3 hours be fore he nursed well. I was woried that he may be a "dummy" foal, but although he seem rather laid back & a bit lazy, he seems strong. The vet has been here & checked him now, and he says he is NOT a dummy. His IGg levels were really good, and he is standing on his own now and nursing well. His rear pasterns look exceptionally straight and he kind of walks on his toes. The vet said his tendons were not contracted, but he had clubby feet. Everything I can find online says that clubby feet is caused by contracted tendons- is there other causes? Vet recomends turn out tomorrow (day 3) and see if he straightens out after a couple of weeks, and then possible corrective farrier work. I have also read about tetracycline treatment & splinting- but the vet thinks he's not a candidate for that. Should I get a second opinion? & does anyone know when those thigs should be done? Has anyone had any experience with this? What works better- wait & see or splinting/farrier/tetracycline? He does seem to get around okay & jumps around and bucks a little in his stall. The right side does seem slightly worse than the left.
  5. Gunner Contest!

    Nope but it was fun anyway. They haven't anounced the winners yet, but I didn't get into the top 5 to be judged, I guess I just don't have enough facebook friends- to busy with horses to play on the computer a whole lot LOL! I got 80-something votes, but the top 5 all had 300+ Oh, well, Maybe next year if they do it again! Thanks for trying everyone!
  6. Gunner Contest!

    Thanks everyone!
  7. Gunner Contest!

    My essay for Mouse Please Like my essay everyone! today is the last day before the judging! & please pass the link & info on to anyone that might help! Thank you to all my HC friends that have "liked" my essay already! This would really be a dream come true for me & I need all the help I can get :) Thanks again everyone!
  8. Gunner Contest!

    My link Please pass this on to all your facebook friends everyone! Today is the last day to "like" my essay!! If you haven't liked it yet, please do, I need all the help I can get- so, please PASS IT ON!!!
  9. Gunner Contest!

    Thanks Spiffygirl!! this would truely be a dream come true for me & I need all the help I can get!
  10. Gunner Contest!

    Come on guys! I need more likes! Thanks to evreryone that Likes my essay!
  11. Gunner Contest!

    If anyone wants to, feel free to repost this!
  12. Gunner Contest!

    Also, if anyone want to, feel free to repost this wherever you want!
  13. Gunner Contest!

    Please everyone, take a minute to do this!! I will be forever grateful You don't have to be my facebook friend to Like my essay, anyone can! Also, please pass the word along! Thanks everyone! Please "Like" my essay everyone!! Just go to www.facebook.com/horsecoupons and LIKE Horse Coupon book, then go to the photos tab, find the photo titled "Win a Breeding to Colonels Smoking Gun" and open it. Click on Mouse's picture to Like it!!! It's really important to me, and it only takes a minute of your time!!! Thanks so much everyone!! Or Use this LINK & tell all your Friends! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=202170519794848&set=a.201980486480518.56778.152903214721579&theater This is the picture of Mouse that's on there :)
  14. Gunner Contest!

    Please everyone, take a minute to do this!! I will be forever grateful You don't have to be my facebook friend to Like my essay, anyone can! Also, please pass the word along! Thanks everyone! Please "Like" my essay everyone!! Just go to www.facebook.com/horsecoupons and LIKE Horse Coupon book, then go to the photos tab, find the photo titled "Win a Breeding to Colonels Smoking Gun" and open it. Click on Mouse's picture to Like it!!! It's really important to me, and it only takes a minute of your time!!! Thanks so much everyone!! Or Use this LINK & tell all your Friends! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?tab=3#!/photo.php?fbid=202170519794848&set=a.201980486480518.56778.152903214721579&theater This is the picture of "Mouse", my Highbrow Hickory/ Docs Perscription mare on there.
  15. To Sneak Or Not To Sneak..

    I was an animal control officer for 7 years, and then a real estate agent after that- I have seen MANY more houses destroyed by cats than dogs. The worst part is the cat owners don't even seem to nitice it. The smell can knock you over- I guess living in it they just get used to it or something. Not all cats or cat owners are like this, but all the really bad ones I have seen ALWAYS say that their pets are housebroken. I don't know how some people can live like that, it can really be disgusting. BUT, on the other hand, I have also seen some cats/owners that are VERY clean- I had a neighbor once that had 9 cats inside the house- and you would never know it. She had white carpet that was always spotless and her house did not smell. As a landlord, I can see not allowing the cats, just because they all say their pets are housebroken, and how do you know if they are housebroken in YOUR opinion or THEIRS? Unfortunatly, the bad owners ruin a lot for the good ones.