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I found my lovely 6 year old ex wild bush bred boy dead in the paddock the other day and I still am not sure what he died. Any ideas?

I found my lovely 6 year old ex wild bush bred boy dead in the paddock the other day and I still am not sure what he died. Any ideas?
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im so sorry to hear about this. Could he have eaten a dangerous plant/flower 😔❤️
it wasn't colic because there were no thrash marks and fresh fecal evidence,I think it may have been a stroke or burst aorta. some experienced friends had a look at him and think he wen't very quickly and could have been dead before he hit the ground type of thing as there was absolutely no struggle he just had the blood and some sweat. yeah unfortunately I didn't have him insured as he was supposed to be the tough one hah
Can ask your vet for their conclusion, doesn’t have to be at a charge
Vet?
Omg I don’t know but I’m so sorry about that! Actually I think it could be colic. Was he alone in the paddock?
Your insurance couldn't take charge of the autopsy ..? So sad :(
contact a vet....
Ohh no that’s sooooo sad
Maybe colic
He had a small amount of blood in both his nose and mouth and was a bit sweaty but there was practically no thrash marks so I assume he went quickly, I couldn’t afford an autopsy so if anyone has any ideas It would help so much.
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