Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
UGH Equine Flu X rant
So, a couple weeks ago, four people form the barn made the weekly trip over ot our local rodeo grounds to run barrels and get some dirty water hot dogs. All four came back perfectly fine.
Last night, I get to the barn, and the first thing I hear.
"dont touch the horses! They're extremely contagious!"
So I start asking questions. Appearantly, equine flu x has been going around davie (centered around our rodeo grounds), and the vet didnt even need to come out to diagnose it.
Its airborne, transmitted through snot on the grass or touching noses or breathing int he same vicinity. Its deadly if not treated. Its inevitable my horse is going to get it.
Even more so, because she was out with one of the infected horses before she started showing symptoms on sunday. URGHHH!
I was so upset last night, I couldnt fall asleep till around 2. She just had her first day off almost two months stall rest SUNDAY. And now, she can't be turned out, or lunged, or ridden, or anything.
Gahhhhhhhhh. Freakin horses.