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We live in Norway and our 7 year old holsteiner gelding is
We live in Norway and our 7 year old holsteiner gelding is falling asleep while standing and then collapsing. The horse came to Norway from Denmark when he was 4 years old. In Denmark he was turned ou… read more
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My 12 year old Westfalian advanced dressage horse has developed over the past 3 months,a twitch in his left shoulder as if reacting to a fly and an intermittent stamping movement in his fore limbs as … read more
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We board horses and suspect one of the mares may have narcolepsy.
We board horses and suspect one of the mares may have narcolepsy. While walking in the indoor arena, her eyes will completely close...she'll keep walking...then they open and she continues walking. Ye… read more
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I own an 8 year old Haflinger mare. She chews up her salt block,
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