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post #21 of 28 Old 07-28-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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The CBC? Or is it CVC? Results came back normal. They want to draw blood again next week to test the liver enzymes again.

What does the liver do?

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The CBC? Or is it CVC? Results came back normal. They want to draw blood again next week to test the liver enzymes again.

What does the liver do?
CBC complete blood count includes white blood cell count to rule out infection & red blood cell count rules out anemia/bleeding (most commonly)
Liver-- detoxifies the body & helps break down proteins..vital organ
Glad he is better..I think vet's commonly seem annoyed on a call out..probably more fatigue getting pulled in many directions..but it is their job...trust your intuition always!!

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Vet came out and drew the blood she wanted today. She said again how great he looks for his age. Fingers crossed....

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got mine crossed too.....
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The vet called to say that everything looks much better. Big improvement and that I should have another blood test drawn at his geriatric exam in 2-3 months.

OK. I'm a bad horse owner. They do geriatric exams? At what age do those start? I've only ever done him with the rest of them?

Why do you suppose he had bad numbers on his blood test? Heat related? I should have asked huh?

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You're NOT a bad horse owner. **hugs** As you may have read, my two darling older horses passed away in 2009, and each was 27yo. Elderly horses accumulate health problems, and you nurse them and live through the problems. Some time in the future, when he's passed on to his great reward, you'll get a younger horse without these problems, like I have done, and they will amaze you with physical antics, like jumping up on all 4's after rolling, instead of struggling. My old guys even affected my 2 dogs. After they struggled to help my elderly QH, who got caste simply bc of a little hole AND his age, NOW they freak when my younger horses roll, and they're SURE that somebody is going to die! I threaten "basement" and "bad dog", but they HATE to see my 3 roll.
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I'm glad his results were better! And you're not a bad owner by any means. You saw a problem and dealt with it, and it sounds like he does get regular exams.
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Glad to hear your boy seems to be recovering. They give us so much worry these horses
Don't knock yourself, he looks great for his age so how can you be letting him down?
You called the vet the moment you were concerned. The heat this year has been really tough on horses and bound to be worse for an oldie, just like its worse for older people. Dehydration can happen really fast as well as heat stroke so hopefully that's all it was
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