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post #61 of 99 Old 07-25-2010, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Basically everything on her bloodwork is off. He did come out and "spin" the blood here for me to see as well. While normally the red cell count is 30% of the total blood and plasma is the majority of the rest since white blood counts for little. Her red blood is now up to 55% which means her blood is thickening due to dehydration and causing the other results. Surprisingly to me and the vet is that her white blood cell count is still perfect. Just stressed and confused here.
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post #62 of 99 Old 07-25-2010, 05:50 PM
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We had a horse at the clinic last fall that came in with a cut that the owners doctored themselves. It got infected, so she was treated with antibiotics as protocal called for. Then she had a HUGE reaction to the antibiotic and got desperately ill. Really really severe diarrhea, depressed and sore on her feet. Did not want to move or walk. She was put on iv fluids and other medications, I can't remember what.
Could she have been given something that she was allergic to? Not toxic , but a shot that caused a reaction maybe? Change of feed? New vitamins or supplements?
just a thought.
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No change in feed. Strictly pasture her entire life. No vitamins, no supplements. Has never been vaccinated or wormed. *sigh* this means lots of options of problems.
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How is she doing now?
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Okay as long as her fluids stay up. Still bad diarrhea tho (think brown water) and high respiration. Gonna start another bag of fluids at 7.
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Wow, I hope things start improving for you and your girl.
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You and your girl will be in my thoughts. Sending *healing vibes*


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post #68 of 99 Old 07-25-2010, 09:21 PM
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Sending healing prayers your way...for both of you! Sounds like she needs the horsey version of Imodium, unfortunately, that only works on the symptoms, not the actual cause.

Just a thought, but could she have a blockage somewhere? It might account for the pain and the diarrhea - as well as the lack of appetite. Had that happen to one of my kids once when they were little. They were essentially uber constipated and the only thing that could get through was diarrhea. I wound up having to give enemas and laxatives to a kid that had diarrhea. Not fun for either one of us. Bad thing is, though - I don't know how you would treat that in a horse...

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Not sure. Just went to put a new IV bag on at 7 and her catheter was broke so had to have the vet come put a new one in. Now running 3 bags at 5 liters each should take about 3 1/2 hrs. Hoping it helps.
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One more bag down. Just hooked another up.
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