Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Here We Go Again..........


Well since I've had the girls inside without pasture for a week or two and I mowed it yesterday, I thought that maybe, just maybe I wouldn't have a problem with "slobbers" again...........BUT, NOOOOO................. They were only out there a few hours and low and behold both came in with raging cases of slobbers. I did try some electrolytes and that failed miserably, so will try a different approach this evening adding it to their food with some corn oil. They did both get some Banamine and some Probiotics for good measure if it didn't all come seeping out with non-stop saliva. And Misty was full of burrs, so I spent an hour and a half with cooking spray and a comb removing every burr on her mane and tail. Kola some minor grooming for that. They are still eating and drinking. There will NO MORE PASTURE for these girls the rest of this year.

11 comments:

Jeni said...

Oh no!!! Poor ponies!

Cheyenne said...

I am so sorry for these horses! Poor things!

Paint Girl said...

That is so crazy!! Poor babies! I couldn't even imagine.

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Callie said...

Thanks everyone, but this morning finds them more back to normal, no more outward signs of "Slobbers". All gums are pink and we're back to normal, just no longer allowed out in the pasture this year. Next year, we'll have to do something to treat it for clover.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I wonder if you had an extra wet year that allowed fungus to grow on the clover. I mean, you've had them out to pasture in years past and didn't have problems with slobbers, right? Those burrs must be a nightmare to get out.

Callie said...

Gail, It was particularly wet, hot and humid this year. But we have a plan in place for next spring, we are going to treat the pasture with a wed killer that works especially on clover and broad leaf weeds. I did treat things in '08, but clearly we need to treat big time again. And I think it builds up in their systems too.

Merri said...

ours finally stopped drooling/slobbering. I never did find out what plant was causing that.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Anonymous said...

My TB would get slobbers from his hay which was an orchard grass/alfalfa mix. Both times he has gotten slobbers was in winter when he wasn't on pasture at all. His pasture mate that ate the exact same thing has never gotten them.

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