Originally Posted by CLaPorte432
Chances are, he is going to end up sick again. I'm sure his immune system is still low and recovering from the illness in December. If he's exposed to it again, chances are he's going to end up getting sick again.
The sooner he gets moved the better. He may not pull through it next time without a healthy immune system to start. :(
I hope you find someplace affordable. And fast. If you do, make sure to let the new place know about his illness and quarantine him for 4 weeks instead of 2. Just to be on the safe side.
Great job pulling him through. Horses are very difficult to deal with when they get so sick. He still looks pretty miserable in that picture you posted.
I know. He was coughing up all kinds of nasty stuff and has some pretty decent injections of antibiotics. He's definitely not 100% yet, esp since he's so skinny and still feeling the effects of the illness. He seemed to get a lot sicker than the other horse that came into the barn and brought the flu with him.
I'm keeping a close eye on him and might take him up to a barn I know for a while to get him pulled through and well again. I would definitely tell a new BO that he was sick and would expect him to be quarantined. The problem was that a new horse came in and wasn't qt'd properly and he's spread this illness around.
He's not liking the mud I can tell you, he did enjoy running around the arena, which is what he did just before I took the photo. He's perked up a bit in the last week. I'll keep a close eye on him and make sure he's removed from the herd if he even looks the slightest bit ill again.
I feel bad for the other horses, we have some pretty old guys, a few are over 30 and 1 is blind and very prone to infections, he gets them in his eyes a lot. I just hope none of the old timers get ill.