I had tried to give him some oral banamine when I first saw him. I gave him a full dose which he promptly spit out and then tried to give another half dose which he spit out. So I didn't think he got any.
By the time the vet got there he was feeling quite a bit better. Of course the temp had gone from 100 to about 86. She said his temp was normal, gut was normal, respirations normal... His heart murmer has gotten pretty severe she said. She did pull some blood for testing and gave him a shot, I forget what she said it was, kind of like banamine but better on the tummy?
She had never seen Pistol before, she was the on call vet for the evening and I think she may have been irritated that I called her out. He still wasn't normal when she left but she said that his eyes were bright and he did not look anything like a 28 year old horse. She said if it wasn't for the heart murmer and his teeth she wouldn't have realized his age.
She said she thinks the heat got to him and my hosing and the temperature dropping had probably made him feel much better. He definetly wasn't normal when she left but was much happier. I geuss I called the vet too quick. I've had sweetpea for 25 years though...
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Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"