Lyme
 
 

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

Lyme

This is a discussion on Lyme within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse lyme not eating
  • Horse lyme angry

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-09-2011, 06:34 AM
  #1
Foal
Lyme

So I can not get enough input on this subject. Here is my story.. 10 yr old appy great for years then started getting crabby and over sensitive. Checked saddle, checked work routine, watched lameness etc..test for lyme and has a middle grey area return at 280 ( I think)so we treat and he is better. Next year same things start happening we just treat.. he gets better..went a year and a half (yippee) no issues, now again same issues but worse he has all of the above and tail swishing and pawing when mounted fighting with pasture mates, and muscle loss beyond winter layoff. Ok, so we test numbers are low grey at 175 and vet doesnt want to treat. Now what? I thought ulcers however he is in pasture board, w 2 flakes of alfalfa and all he can eat 1st cutting, low amount of grain, no work just a walk in the field and these are supposed to help reduce ulcers. Anyone have suggestions or story of lyme or ulcer issues?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-09-2011, 06:46 PM
  #2
Trained
All I know about Lyme is that it can come back if not all of was killed the first treatment. I did a full round of Doxy with my horse last April and am already crossing my fingers for spring.

Ulcers do present the same symptoms as Lyme. Two years ago I spent over $1,000 to not have either one diagnosed, so I know how frustrated you must be.

The only thing I know separates the two illnesses is temperature. If a horse has a long lasting low grade infection, many times it will show as a lower body temperature. Instead of the normal 101, you'll get 99. Maybe take his temp every day for a week and see if there's any fluctuations. At least then if you see a chronically low temp, you'll have a clue to go on.

To bad you can't just do a few days of Doxy. You'd know in 48 hours if it was Lyme just by his reaction. Most horses perk right up very quickly. The _tch of it is, if you treat for Lyme with Doxy, and it's actually an ulcer, you'll just be aggravating an already angry stomach. Any chance you horse likes bananas? Supposedly bananas are a natural ulcer remedy. A banana a day will keep the stomach coated and at least help prevent ulcers if not heal them.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
     

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

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

Log-in

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
Lyme vaccine springinmeadow Horse Health 2 07-11-2010 05:29 PM
Benefit to getting baseline Lyme Titer? MyBoyPuck Horse Health 0 03-26-2010 11:18 PM
Lyme Disease in horses? Supermane Horse Health 6 02-12-2009 11:45 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0