Idea's on What's Up?!? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Idea's on What's Up?!?

This is a discussion on Idea's on What's Up?!? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree3Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Well, it appears we may well have been right. Went to the vet this am, he did blood work and a good "once over". Still no fever, blood work was quite normal - with white cells just slightly elevated. No nasal drainage, but swelling increasing in throat latch area.
Vet's thought was that we are just at the beginning stages. Most likely Strangles, perhaps a version of Pigeon Fever. I've isolated him and grabbed a quick vaccine for my other two, although it may be too late if they've been exposed.
As for now, he's on a bit of Banamine and only time will tell!
Gotta love a good, nasty case of Strangles.... NOT! Although Strangles isn't fun, it's a whole lot better than something that's life-threatening!

Thanks for your input and sluething skills!
Sponsored Links
    01-02-2013, 11:05 PM
Glad to see you had a vet check him out!
    01-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Still having issues. Found a small bite that looks like a spider. Still no fever, no nasal drainage, but he's going downhill. Headed to the vet, again....:(
    01-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Oh no! Let us know what they say! Hopefully its not something too bad....
    01-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Fingers are crossed all will be ok!
    01-08-2013, 10:44 PM
OK... so we went back to the vet again today. Vet is still a little stumped. He's swollen and hard as a rock just under his right jowel, found a small scab there yesterday - picked it and it looks JUST like a spider bite. Vet still thinks it may be strangles, or maybe even pigeon fever... or maybe a reaction to what is perhaps a spider bite. Either way, he's getting dehydrated and still isn't eating. We cultured the little bit of drainage (which smells like toe jam, mustard and vinegar mixed together... yea, it's bad....) so hopefully that will shed some light. Still no fever, no nasal drainage, just a very depressed, miserable boy that can't seem to eat or drink. He's getting loaded up on IV fluids and antibiotics as I type.

He'll be staying at the Hyatt for a few days... keep your fingers crossed!
    01-09-2013, 12:28 AM
Poor guy! :( Hope y'all can figure out what's wrong and get him well again!
    01-09-2013, 12:34 AM
Not an abcessed tooth?

chewing difficulty, horse not eating, swollen glands

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Idea Or Bad Idea? countryryder Horse Talk 13 10-22-2012 03:10 PM
Extra hay, good idea or bad idea? lancek Horse Health 21 01-23-2012 04:39 PM
Would this be a bad idea...? MojaveRattler Horse Talk 5 11-03-2011 06:12 PM
Any idea what this is for? FreeDestiny Western Riding 22 10-17-2011 02:13 AM
Wow i had no idea! stacieandtheboys Horse Health 11 06-09-2009 12:17 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0