Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
The first lump on her chest we aren't so concerned about, it's much better today; softer, not as painful, smaller.
She is in great general health. A touch underweight, but her temperature is fine, manure is fine, she's eating normal, her coat is sleek and shiny. She always gets a runny nose when moving around, always in the five years my friend has had her.
I'm also not sure of strangles, because I'm pretty sure Velvet is the only horse having problems. It's a big barn, so a strangles strain would definitely be possible, although I wouldn't say it's rampant in the area. The horse on one side of her is for sure healthy, it's my friend's friend's horse so we're sure about that.
I don't think the chest rash is from her blanket, she wasn't wearing one the night before she had it.
Bot larvae? That's interesting, it is a bit soft in the middle, now that I think about it. She's stalled all the time, would that make a difference? She also doesn't have any bot fly eggs on her legs, but I suppose that doesn't always mean anything...
We talked to everyone at the barn that was around, no one had any idea about anything. Just the generic; new feed, bad saddle fit, new product, etc.
Thanks for your input, I will run everything by my friend as well as the super duper friend comign out tomorrow. Thanks so much!
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Last edited by riccil0ve; 05-27-2010 at 12:46 AM.