Good thoughts? Send them to NC ** UPDATE** Page 3

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by scbatz33, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    My husband called me earlier to tell me the yearling colt on the farm he works at has managed to split it's head open. He found it out in the paddock stumbling and acting sluggish. The vet was called out and had to remove a bunch of bone fragments from his skull. They have no idea how it happened. The colt is in the paddock by himself and they couldn't find blood anywhere.

    Anyway, my husband is camping out at the barn tonight. He is very worried about the brain swelling, shock and seizures. Apperently the colt is unable to turn to the right at all and it takes him several attempts to turn to the left.

    The vet is going to take x-rays tomorrow to see if she got all the bone fragments out. Husband says the hole in his head is about 3 inches deep.

    He can't figure out how it happened since there was no dirt/mud in the wound and the colt is totally by himself. He's afraid someone came onto the farm and purposely hurt the colt, but it was still day light and husband was still there. Plus, the colt is in the paddock right next to the barn. Someone would have to have A LOT of balls to do that!

    I think he startled himself and either reared up in the run in shed, or flipped over and landed on something. It's possible that he got his head too close to the fence and one of the mares kicked him through the fence. They only have one row of fencing between the paddocks and it's that PVC stuff - real flexible!

    Anyway, if anyone is saying prayers to St. Francis or who ever, keep this colt in mind. Hopefully his youth will help him to recover.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    [​IMG] Prayers and good thoughts your way!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    sorry to hear that, i also have had horse tragedy... mine was struck by lightning!! stupid horse would not go to the barn
     
  4. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    Oh no not good! Did they start him on Dexamethazone ASAP to reduce brain damage and swelling?
    I hope he makes it.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Wow! How could that have happened? Do you think somebody could have done it to him?
     
  6. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    [​IMG] Prayers sent your way [​IMG]
     
  7. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:DMSO and a bunch of other stuff. Husband says he's good and drugged right now so it's hard to tell what is injury and what is drugs.
     
  8. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:Hubby believes it was done by someone. They have had problems with the preteen brat next door. They have caught him on the property, gates left open etc.....worst of all this "kid" is the son of the sherriff!
     
  9. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:Hubby believes it was done by someone. They have had problems with the preteen brat next door. They have caught him on the property, gates left open etc.....worst of all this "kid" is the son of the sherriff!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    There was no school today and hubby found two cut gates, one horse with a sliced hoof and then the colt with the head injury. This kid has been found "bothering" other livestock on the property.

    Husband is REALLY upset. He's been caring for this colt since it was a month old. And he found out this afternoon the owner has not insured any of the horses!!!! If it dies, She has wasted the time and money, breeding fees and everything else that goes with breeding and raising a show horse!

    I CAN NOT believe she has not insured any of her mares or weanlings, it is insane, irresponsible and ignorant! She wants to have a breeding operation and she hasn't done anything to protect her investments!!!!!
     

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