She started to cough a few days after bringing her here, and then a few days later another horse was cough - though he has had no contact with her. . .
As it stands now, I'm sure we are dealing with strangles - she has not been here a week, and three horses are coughing, they all have the snots. . .the rescue and one other are fairly lethargic, fever. . .
My vet would choose this week to be out of town until next Tuesday, and there is only one other vet in the area, and he has prove incompetent in the past. . .
My vet said to start 30cc Pen G x a day for 7 days on the horses from 900-1000lbs and dosed on down for those smaller. . .
He suggested added (sp?) Gentacin (sp?), but the cost was so high and so much I've read and been told seems to state that Pen G should do the trick if caught early, I am trying that for now.
I have a few questions. . .I'd like overall insight on strangles from first hand experience. I've not dealt with it in the past.
Is treating everyone as a precaution the best choice? My vet said likely it was. . .even those without symptoms. . .
Is 7 days, in your experience, enough to treat it? We are going on the assumption it is strangles for now until the vet is back Tuesday.