03/08/2013: "Bad Horse Drug!!!!!!"
This afternoon my Peruvian Horse, LEA Apolo, died from a bad horse drug.
He was given a shot of Excede by Pfizer (antibiotic) because he had a fever.
He died instantaneously after the shot, like a heart attack with seizure.
The vet who gave the shot was in shock and struggled to keep him from
landing on me because I went down with him. She called Pfizer and they
other horses had had the same allergic reaction. They are sending me $250
for my trouble.....can you imagine?
The problem is, Apolo was a one-in-a-lifetime horse and friend and only 10
years old. I could ride him anywhere and he was safe, forgiving, and
special. I cannot stop crying and will never get over his loss. I loved
him and we won many times. He was my reason for going to the barn, and I
really loved this horse. I am so grateful I had him since he was young.
Please do not use this medication in shot form. Please be aware of its
possible danger. I do not want others to suffer the pain it has brought me.
Dr. Sharon Greenleaf La Pierre