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Author Topic: Why does a horse A-Fib and what can be done for it?  (Read 701 times)
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« on: October 22, 2012, 11:06:09 AM »

A horse A-fibbed at Balmoral last night- what happens to it and what can be done?
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 11:19:51 AM »

a rapid increase in heart rate?
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 11:27:41 AM »

People for get the heart is a smooth muscle and same reactions like a horse toeing up jogging or racing can be treated with success qintadine not sure I spelled it correctly also watch for thumps !
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 11:34:42 AM »

Thank you fuzzy! All I know is the horse didn't get to the gate and was dead last- couldn't keep up with the field and very unusal for this great horse. Later- it was posted that the horse a-fibbed. So, it is treatable?
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 12:01:08 PM »

Thank you fuzzy! All I know is the horse didn't get to the gate and was dead last- couldn't keep up with the field and very unusal for this great horse. Later- it was posted that the horse a-fibbed. So, it is treatable?

Which horse was this ? If this was Riccolo, then why did at least 5 different horsemen tell me BEFORE the race that Riccolo was lame ?
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 12:10:09 PM »

Yes it was! Why did u think Riccolo was lame? Sad
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 12:29:16 PM »

Yes it was! Why did u think Riccolo was lame? Sad


Because 5 DIFFERENT horsemen told me that. AND they did NOT have Riccolo on ANY of their tickets. 4 of them each had a sizable winning exacta bet and the other bet pk 5s. And missed it. IF 5 different horsemen think a horse is lame and are willing to bet their OWN money on it, I tend to believe them.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 12:36:12 PM »

Because 5 DIFFERENT horsemen told me that. AND they did NOT have Riccolo on ANY of their tickets. 4 of them each had a sizable winning exacta bet and the other bet pk 5s. And missed it. IF 5 different horsemen think a horse is lame and are willing to bet their OWN money on it, I tend to believe them.

So what supernaught ive known he was lame for 5 weeks....Scored big the last 2 weeks because of people sucking for him...
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 12:42:31 PM »

I was told he a-fibbed !
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 12:46:22 PM »

So what supernaught ive known he was lame for 5 weeks....Scored big the last 2 weeks because of people sucking for him...

Because SHE asked me WHY I thought Riccolo was lame.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 01:02:09 PM »

Was it a Lasix horse?  Just out of curiousity.  I've had a couple over the years that had rhythm disturbances.  One A-fib, another 2nd degree AV block.  Low potassium secondary to lasix/dehydration can cause A-fib in horses. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 01:04:52 PM »

No, I just checked he is not on Lasix. I hope that's all it is then maybe dehydration or low potassium! No Lasix tho-
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 01:07:52 PM »

WHAT HORSE???
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 01:08:31 PM »

Riccolo!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 01:09:58 PM »

 dunno
I was told he a-fibbed !
Yes it is who told u?

Do u have a stethoscope ?
Many horse have a reaction from lasix .
From dehydration!
Also I believe the stuff the vet gives is quintadine.
Yes it works!

Listen to his heart at rest in the morn.
Listen to his heart after jogging!
You will also notice a horse in A fib doesn't recover to his resting heart beat after 15 minutes the horse heart beat should be what it is at resting if he is in condition .
But it can also appear as tac cardia where the heart beat is so damn fast over 120 for along time but next time u jog him have a vet close
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012, 01:10:43 PM »

Did he convert back to a normal rhythm by himself?  It's fairly important to convert them back with medication if they don't convert overnight themselves.  There's some pretty decent resources online that discuss arrythmias in the equine.  Here's a brief overview of the basics:
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/sports/cardiac.html
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 01:15:45 PM »

Thank you for all the info as I didn't sleep all night after I heard he a-fibbed. I don't know if my dad had one ever do that or not and he's not here for me to ask him so I thought I would get on here and ask. I hope Riccolo will be ok!!! heart
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 08:06:26 PM »

Stop putting a TUBE down his throat for starters
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 10:25:42 PM »

Stop putting a TUBE down his throat for starters

I had one and there was no tube !

But I saw several others and the rumors use to fly about a trainer and his tubing but I don't really know if it was. True.
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