Ben's Cat

Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Catalina » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:58 pm

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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:23 pm

Damn...wish it had been 'fake news.' :(
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:30 pm

It's a form of internal hernia. Only a small number of colic cases (7% or less) are caused by this condition, and statistically there is a considerably higher incidence of this type of colic in cribbers. According to this article, there is about a 69% success rate for this type of surgery. https://staciemac13.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/cleos-colic-surgery-epiploic-foramen-entrapment/

Hoping that the Cat comes through this and goes on to live a very long life.
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Old Bones » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:33 pm

I was hoping it wasn't so. Hoping for a full recovery and long happy retirement for Ben's Cat in his wonderful new home.
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:36 pm

:::crosses everything for good luck:::

Is anyone else wondering if maybe the hernia had been developing & bothering him for the last little while, without outward symptoms aside from lackluster races? Is that possible?
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:15 am

lurkey mclurker wrote::::crosses everything for good luck:::

Is anyone else wondering if maybe the hernia had been developing & bothering him for the last little while, without outward symptoms aside from lackluster races? Is that possible?


I'm far from knowledgeable about this, knowing only what I read after a Google search, but from that alone it seems to me the answer to your question is no. The reason I believe such is because a tear like that, even a relatively small one, strangles a part of the intestine causing severe pain. If you haven't had the chance to do so, perhaps consider reading the article I linked. It's about this same condition in a draft horse. They tend to be much calmer than most thoroughbreds, yet that poor horse showed intense distress. I posted the link because it helps explain the situation with Ben from a non-medical professional's point of view. The owner describes what the vets said about her horse's condition and prognosis, and might give us some insight into what Ben is facing.

Here's a link to Ben's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bens-Cat-113281805445644/ There are some grand pictures on it along with some heartfelt wishes for his full and speedy recovery.
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:14 pm

I do know that once the intestine becomes trapped there is severe pain - but IIRC depending on the type of hernia, it can be a nagging issue for awhile before being diagnosed (at least in people). So I was wondering how long it might have been developing before becoming acute when the intestine pushed through.

Hope he's doing better this morning...
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Catalina » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:58 pm

Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery!
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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:15 pm

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Re: Ben's Cat

Postby Squeaky » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Hoping Ben continues to make steady improvement and glad to hear he is doing better. I wonder who is paying for the surgery and hospitalization costs , which will be substantial? Seems like the former connections should help the new owner out here since she just adopted him.
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