EPM Horse cannot eat..suggestions?
My 12 yr old TW recently came down with EPM (again 3rd time). We gave full tube of Marquis 48 hrs ago..major kill..swollen mandible lymph nodes..today IV push 12 liters water. Not really dehydrated but would get there. Problem now is it seems he has forgotten what to do with his tongue..he cannot swallow food. He makes a feeble attempt but to no avail. He is of good flesh and muscle tone but being a Mom it is hard not to see him eat anything. I was paste syringing water mixed with apple sauce to try and get his swallow reflex working...doesn't look good.
Any suggestions? Maybe just some time? How long can he go?Thank you for your response!