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    08-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Horses have the flu- barn under quarantine!

Scariest moment ever...
So we went into the barn this morning, and instead of the normal nickers and winnies, there was dead silence! Right away we knew something was wrong. All the horses were lethargic, and had swollen lymph nodes.
Vet was called right out and he said it looks like a type of flu, and that the barn is quarantined for at least 2-3 weeks! Only one of the horses had a fever (low grade), but everyone is feeling pretty down and have swollen nodes. The vet drew blood from the one with a fever encase more symptoms show up. He said by tonight\tomorrow we'll know whether the flu is going to get worse or not.
Please send healing vibes for our guys. Everyone is very worried.
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    08-07-2012, 12:58 PM
Ugh how scared you must be!

Wishing you and the horses well!
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    08-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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Poor horses! I can imagine that silence was super scary. Hope they all get better fast.
    08-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Green Broke
Definitely not pleasant. Where abouts are you? Are you (the people) allowed to come and go to the barn?
    08-07-2012, 01:33 PM
We are all very anxious and hoping for the best. We are allowed to come and go, but have to change our clothes and boots, and wash our hands before leaving. The BO owns another barn right up the road, so they are monitoring the horses there as well to make sure no one comes down with anything.
We are in NS, canada by the way.
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    08-07-2012, 03:22 PM
UPDATE: So one of the horses at a barn down the street may be comming down with it as well. His lymph nodes just started swelling up. We're not sure if its the same flu or not, but that's how our guys started. I hope its not, as that barn has 15 horses (ours only has 5).
I really hope this is just a minor flu and that everyone will be ok.
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    08-07-2012, 03:30 PM
I'm in Nova Scoita too, just wondering what area you are in, some of the people I know have been bring their horses around to different shows and just would like a heads up if something is going around.
    08-07-2012, 03:39 PM
Hoping everyone gets better. Please keep us updated with what it is!
    08-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Three of the horses now have a bit of nasal discharge, but are still eating and drinking.
Cruiser, I am not comfortable giving my location out on the net, but if you want you can PM me what county your in and I can let you know if I'm in the same one :).
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    08-07-2012, 06:41 PM
UPDATE: Still some naval discharge and my boy came in a bit patchy and dried sweat marks so I think he had a fever. I checked it when I brought him in though, and it was normal, so the fever must have broke before I brought him in.
I hate seeing my boy so tired and yucky feeling. It breaks my heart.
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