Re: Introduction & a question

Kimberley Skiba <ruffle@...>

Hi Kay,
Thanks for your information. Very much appreciated, I cannot imagine how you
must have felt when a sedative had to be administered knowing about the
heart block, this is what scares me most. I'm so glad all was well
however.This is most encouraging for me. The dentist I use is a very careful
man, and he won't even consider the sedative without a vet present. A very
good business practice as far as horsemanship & liability are concerned.
His tooth is a long one in the back. The dentist is concerned about the
irritation it may cause to any surrounding soft tissue. He wants to cut it
off, as filing it may cause it to loosen and eventually fall out, but, it
may do that anyway. Awful to say, but I wish it would fall out, at least I'm
not scared of antibiotics. :+)
Its a wonder that he has never had laminitis, he was such an easy to
maintain horse all his life, always fleshy-not fat. I am amazed at how this
cushings varies from horse to horse. I am so sorry to hear of your geldings
lameness, I hope that you can find the cause for his sake and yours. There
is nothing harder to watch than our friends suffering, because they are so
I went to Equissage this spring and the first horse I did when I got off the
plane was my older gelding. He wasn't too sure about the whole affair, but
now he welcomes is massages. I hope that they give him some relief.
Thank you again Kay for your help, I will keep you posted on what I find
out, hopefully theres' a mild sedative that can do the trick, or I'll be the
one who requires reviving!
Kim Skiba

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