Dixie, my little horse that was just recently diagnosed with heaves, is not getting better.
She has been on Dex for 5 days now (5cc IM) and Breath-Ease (5cc orally 2x daily).
She is a wee bit better, but not better better (does that make sense). Today I counted her respiration and it was 20 (at rest). Last Friday when the vet was here it was 30 (at rest). So we have improved a little.
However, she is still using her abs to push out air and still coughing.
Called the vet back today. Vet suggests keeping her on the Dex (5cc IM) and keeping her in the stall for a few days. Vet has seen more than several horses having problems with something pasture related. So she wants to keep her off it and see what happens.
What in the world will I do with a horse that has allergies to her freakin pasture????
I'm really getting upset.
Anyone with heaves? How long did it take for your horse to start breathing normally again after treatment?
Bummed out here :(