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post #1 of 7 Old 02-09-2009, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lyme Disease in horses?

Can anyone give me any information? My vet thinks Herbie might have it and I would like to hear if anyone has had personal experience with it in their horses. I've been looking on the internet and the symptoms seem to fit... I'm a little worried and would love to be reassured.
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My BO's older horse got Lymes a few years ago.
Then there was someone on another board that thought her horse had lymes (he had all the symptoms) but it turned out he was having navicular changes.

The best thing to do would be to draw a blood test and get it tested. If it comes back negative he still may have it.

I hope Herbie's ok.
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My BO's older horse got Lymes a few years ago.
Then there was someone on another board that thought her horse had lymes (he had all the symptoms) but it turned out he was having navicular changes.

The best thing to do would be to draw a blood test and get it tested. If it comes back negative he still may have it.

I hope Herbie's ok.
He is being tested, the vet drew blood on Friday, but he suggested we don't wait to treat for the result to start treating because most horses come up positive. If he doesn't improve we are trailer him to be tested and treated at Spurlocks.
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Ok, that sounds like a plan.

Here's a few links with lymes. I didn't read through them, but thought they might be helpful
http://www.michvma.org/documents/MVC...Divers%203.pdf
http://www.equinesite.com/articles/m...ticle&sid=1301
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-12-2009, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the links.

Herbie is still being treated, but isn't responding to the meds yet. We are shipping him off on Monday to get him scanned. We did get the results back and it shows that he is positive and his levels were extremely high, which means he was infected recently.
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oh wow. I am so sorry to hear this.

I hope he starts to respond to the meds.
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