Harlan's Holiday euthanized

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Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:58 pm

His son Zeewat just won the Damascus at SA.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:31 pm

Ziggypop wrote:
Laurierace wrote:Sometimes when they colic, especially with an impaction they will try so hard to defecate that they prolapse their rectum. Or rupture their stomach which is actually worse than a prolapse.
That doesn't explain why he lost control of his hind quarters. That sounds spinal. Tumor?
Pressure on the spine from whatever caused the prolapse is my guess.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:20 pm

No way a tumor would cause a horse to go from fine to death's door in minutes. Severe pain can cause inability or reluctance to move. Sad all around.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:31 pm

Laurierace wrote:No way a tumor would cause a horse to go from fine to death's door in minutes. Severe pain can cause inability or reluctance to move. Sad all around.

Something happened to his spinal chord for him to lose of his hind end.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:57 pm

We had a cat once that unbeknownst to us was stepped on by our Mastiff, well he was acting fine all day until he jumped on the bed and kinda acted funny, like something hurt him. So we took him to the vet to be on the safe side. Vet was looking at him and said he looked fine to him, he was walking around on the table purring, etc. The vet said he was going to take an X-ray just to be sure before he sent us on our way. Ran his hand down the cats back and side petting him, when he arched his back, collapsed and died in seconds. Needless to say everyone was in a bit of shock but he took the X-ray and sure enough his back was broken but in such a slight manner it was not noticeable.

Could HH maybe have been acting silly in his paddock before the breeding, slipped and hurt his back, covered the mare, compounding the damage only to collapse in his stall? Farfetched I know but with smaller animals I have seen it all over the years.
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:59 pm

So sad. Rest in peace.

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