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    04-27-2010, 08:01 AM
Impaction colic can be very scary. Glad things are turning around.
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    04-27-2010, 02:21 PM
Green Broke
Thank you,thank you everyone.

All the lovely words bring me more hope that she is going to make it.
She will be going to the vet's house today. I'm going to miss her but it will only be for a couple of days and hopefully by then she will be better =D
    04-27-2010, 02:31 PM
Well there is some good news with her passing some of the oils. Sending good vibes your way and wishing you all the best.
    04-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Hope she's continuing to improve! One of the horses I take care of coliced a couple of times earlier this year, within a week of each episode...it was scarey, but fortunately I have medications here, so at least he didn't have to wait quite so long before he could start feeling some comfort, as the vets are all a long ways away. Keep us updated!!!!
    04-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Green Broke
So my horse still has a fever.This time it's 101.7 F so it has went down. Her face was covered in snot. I called the vet and they said it was okay to put her blanket on because it's cold today. The lady also said she might have strangles....how wonderful is that? My horse hasn't ate in 4 days cause she has impaction(she is still passing it thank goodness) and she might have strangles and it will be harder for her to fight it off because she is weak.
If it is strangles it's because the people next door failed to quartine their sick horses and inform us untill it was too late.

    04-27-2010, 08:15 PM
How much is she passing though? If it's only a little bit at a time, it could just be residual stuff from the enema itself, and not because the impaction has loosened significantly. I don't want to sound skeptical, but that does happen with impactions, not just with horses, but people, dogs, cats, etc...what is passing looks like diarhea, but isn't. I would inquire with your vet about getting another enema done, as well as tubing her, or running some IV fluids into her...she is probably extremely dehydrated at this point, even if she is drinking some, due to the impaction, and the fever.

Regarding the strangles, I think you can get that fluid tested. Are her glands in her throat area swollen? That's usually the biggest sign of strangles, is the glandular inflammation. She may have influenza or someother type of viral infection though, which could be primary or secondary to the impaction.

I would blanket her, atleast lightly, as well, just as a precaution; keep her warm, so her body isn't any more stressed than it needs to be.
    04-28-2010, 12:50 AM
Green Broke
The vet is coming out tomorrow morning to look at her...there is some food in her poop...like you can tell there is grass. She had the oil pumped in through her nose and down her throat so it can loosen it and not through an enema because the horse's rectum is very fragile.

I currently have her blanketed and her temp is 101.5 now..hasn't gone down very much.
    04-28-2010, 12:53 AM
Okay thanks for the clarification...Lol! That was not an enema then!
    04-28-2010, 03:14 AM
Green Broke
=P no problem
    04-28-2010, 10:59 AM
How is she doing this morning ?

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