SOTurn3 - 2020-01-19 1:53 AM
I was rather upset and saddened when it all happened. They are people that you would not have expected it from. I am sure had it been one of their show horses they would have called the vet immediately.
I have a 24 yr old pony and she even coughs wrong and I'm all over her and calling my vet for advice. My ponies are JUST AS important as my horses.
I will never expect people to be morally inclined after witnessing this whole ordeal. Even people who are looked highly upon, as the grass isn't as green on the otherside as it may seem.
Well that makes it even crappier that since he was "just an old pony and nothing special" they basically didn't care if he hurt or died. Good upstanding citizens. . . Should be proud of themselves. . .
FLITASTIC - 2020-01-17 1:31 PM
I don't board other peoples horses but I would even be hesitant to give banamine or any other prescription medication to a persons horse that was not my own. There was a person who was asked to give a shot to someones horse by the OWNER. Shot given and the horse had a reaction and died. NOT caused by the shot giver, but they still got sued for practicing veterinary medicine without a license.
This is a GREAT point! We sold a horse and shortly after sale became colicky, new owners gave apple flavored banamine (didn't know it came in flavors) Anywho horse had a reaction to the flavoring and was at vet for 4 days, over what started as a mild colic case escilated.
Also there should be a clause in the boarding contract covering this. Ours has one, we will seek help, vet or farrier, as we feel warrented and it is at cost of the owner.
Liana D - 2020-01-17 2:23 PM
This is where contracts help (even for ponies ). My contract states that , I'm an emergency, I can get vet care for your horse as I see necessary and owner will be responsible for the bill. No one has time to chase down people or try to convince people of the right thing to do. I know a lady in this area that had to go to court for giving the neighbor's horse a shot of banamine when he Coliced. You definitely need to have an emergency care plan in place.
I charged a "security" deposit up front for illnesses when I boarded horses.
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