Sad Loss. Question?

Persephone

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I heard today of a local girl who has just lost her elderly (26/27) mare.

The mare was apparently in good health, but I have been told she was lost because she bled out?

I can't think what may have caused this? Apparently there was no injury.
 

V1NN

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oh that sounds absolutely horrific poor old horsey RIP and poor owner x
 

Moggy in Manolos

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How sad, poor horsey
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and poor owner
 

Hedgewitch13

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Oh that's nasty. I guess the horse would have been unconscious before long and died 'asleep' as such. Very sad though
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WoopsiiD

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Thats how our dog went, Tessa.
She was bleeding from everywhere and thankfully lost consciousness fairly quickly. Vet reckoned it was a tumour that burst and was linked to a main blood supply???? (It was 4 years ago, and she died in the garden while we were on the phone to the vet so its all a bit hazy)
Tessa was at the elderly stage too but otherwise fit and healthy. It could well be that a postmortem would reveal tumours or masses that previously caused no problem.
Such a sad loss.
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That's a good point Woops, our old dog had a tumour on her spleen that was almost the size of a football, she was a very deep dog and obviously very stoic, we had no idea until it was too late. It did not rupture but it had a very strong blood supply and actually it made her anaemic which is how we then found out about it.
 

wysiwyg

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I had a mare who died from an Aneurism.

It was all over and done with in less than 40 seconds.
 

WoopsiiD

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CC that's how Tess was too.
Never let on anything was wrong and then in the space of 15minutes she was gone. Luckily we were all at home.
Some ponies would be like that too, never sick or sorry and then BOOM. Ted went that way-Saturday night fine, Sunday morning gone-he was a good old stick and tough as old boots.
Sadly that's what kills the buggers-too tough to let you know they are ill!
 

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A ghastly thing to watch but not too bad to die from. They loose conciousness very quickly. Humans who suffer massive haemorrage (and survive obviously) have described it as just feeling a bit cold and sleepy. It'll be a while before the owner can take comfort from that - but there are far worse ways to go. (What a morbid topic for the last day of 2009!)

Hugs all round.....
 
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