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5/27/20 2:24 P

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Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. I have never heard of lymes in horses, but you never can tell where something like that will show up. I have never had anything like that or founder i any of my horses, though have seen founder. I hope that treating her for it will do whatever necessary to heal her. emoticon



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5/27/20 12:58 P

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since Labor day 2019 we have been dealing with lymes disease, but at that time didn't know it.
Montana is on my neighbors property as we don't have enough property at home. she is just 1/4 mile on my neighbors property and the only horse. and everything is rural and deer even roam in her pasture and have even had babies in her pasture. well, on Labor day enjoying a picnic at the neighbors i noticed something with Montana and her stance. up close my mind worked hard on what she could be experiencing. she was showing signs of being foundered. called the vet the next morning and she came out and she treated my girl as if she was foundered and never even suggested that maybe it could be lymes and didn't even suggest to draw blood and have her tested. well, she showed some sign of maybe getting better, but not anything significant and...well, i mentioned to hubs to call the vet and have Montana checked for lymes. well, instead he called the farrier and went a different way. she never improved and continued to get worse. (let me say i never dealt with Lymes disease and had no idea on the signs or symptoms). needless 1 and 1/2 months have almost passed before hubs decided i was right and should have called the vet first. well, she took her time to come out and to get the results of the test and saying she tested positive for lymes. well, she got pretty bad and could hardly walk and laid down more and i was so upset seeing her like this and even thought about euthanizing her. well, the vet took x-rays of her front feet and her coffin bone in the one front foot was almost through the sole of her foot and the other bone was working on getting there. so the vet suggested special shoes and a certain type of pad. well, we spent enough on this and she could hardly even stand. farrier is a wonderful person and he has been there when the vet was and did as she suggested and. needless to say we spent money that for only about 2-3 days and wasted the farriers time and the health of Montana. well, the vet brought a pair of special boots to try on her and that worked so we had to order a pair for her, which was as much as what we spent on the special shoes and pad that we will never use. she is walking normal in the boots and the vet was to come and re-x-ray her front feet to see if the coffin bone turned back away from the sole of her foot.

well, we are so unhappy with this vet, but having only one horse and not having a horse trailer and being so rural vets don't want to come for one horse and they can even pick and choose where they draw the line on where they will travel even it they go so close past where you are. so we are stuck with her and....

the farrier wanted to be there when she came, but...so now we wait. the farrier said she is walking really good even with the boots off. the boots are on and and waiting for the x-ray to happen. now it is waiting on the vet.

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