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    Goodbye my perfect Lily life is so cruel

    So sorry, I lost my boy on Sunday. It's heartbreaking but I'm just trying to focus on the wonderful times I enjoyed with him. Sending you healing wishes.
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    Just lost my boy to laminitis

    Finn got laminitis for the first time ever a couple of months ago. He is nearly 21 and the vets were convinced it was Cushings related - but all tests came back as negative. We treated him as recommended (antilam feed, soaked hay, expert trimming, hoof boots) and he seemed to make a great...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Just an update - Finn is now much better. We got our hoof trimmer round (our other two horses are barefoot), she took of the front shoes and put him in Easiboot Clouds. They have been brilliant and he is now at the stage where he is sound and wanting to walk around; he's clearly not in any pain...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    I'll have a word with the vet. If he doesn't have Cushings, what are the implications of taking Prascend?
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Update - vet has rung and apparently it's definitely not Cushings. Test has come back as a clear negative. So I've just been advised to continue managing him as we are doing... He has been a little bit better today and has wanted to walk around (just a few steps) outside his stable. However, he...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Thanks everyone - he has had bloods taken today so I just have to wait a little while now. The vet who came today didn't think that he looked like a typical Cushings case at all but then you never know. He does willingly walk out of his stable when I muck out and this is obviously an improvement...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Bloods will be taken tomorrow! Vet thinks that Cushings is extremely likely but says that at least we can treat it and we're in with a chance of him getting back to sound and happy. He is comfortable in his stable right now and seems quite happy, much better than yesterday! Once again, massive...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    While I am obviously upset (and cross with myself!) because my beloved Finn has lami, I am sitting here with a massive sense of relief because at least I now know what it is and - more importantly - he is comfortable and much happier. Thank goodness for the H&H forum! I'm sure Finn would thank...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    I cannot thank you people enough - you are amazing. Vet has been - bad news is that it is indeed acute laminitis. Slightly better news (possibly) is that we might have caught it before any major damage has been done. Bloods will be done on Tuesday for Cushings. But the best thing is that Finn...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Vet is on the way. No digital pulses in any hoof but his absolute reluctance to put one foot in front of the other is very worrying. Will post later. Many thanks for the advice, he's never had lami in all his 20 years but it's obviously best to get it checked...I can't bear to think of him being...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    I thought about lami but there is no heat at all in any of his hooves. It's just like extreme stiffness. Will call the vet.
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    I did wonder if he had an abscess when he had the initial problem with his front right...there's no heat or obvious signs, but I know that they can have an abscess without this. However, it honestly looks like it's all four limbs today. I suspect that the vet will use callipers to check for an...
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    Extremely worried - very sudden total lameness

    Apologies but I'm so very worried - our Connie will be 21 this June and up until a few weeks ago he was doing just fine. We've had him since he was 8, he's not been worked into the ground, mostly used for hacking. Never had any issues. One day he seemed to be struggling a little with his front...
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    How much commission does Rural Scene charge?

    Thanks PM. We're currently with a 'flat fee' agency but to be fair we've not been with them for very long. We chose them because our neighbours used them and got a really quick sale. However, the neighbours' house didn't have stables. Various work-related things that have just come up mean that...
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    How much commission does Rural Scene charge?

    Thanks BP, that's really useful!
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