Unknown Sickness... any thoughts?? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 09-13-2007, 12:39 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,908
• Horses: 5
No, EPM is not likely since there has been a fever. More likely would be EHV-1 neuro disease or one of the encephalytic diseases which I bet they've already tested for. The weakness/unsteadiness may not be actually neurological though and be more related to just weakness due to high fever and infection so I would wonder if they've actually decided if it is actually neurological deficit.

Cindy D.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ryle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 09-13-2007, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 14
• Horses: 0
We did consider the weakness could very well be from being kept up in isolation for a while. He's not moving around in his stall much but his feet are usually packed so it's probably uncomfortable to move with that and perhaps some stiffness in his back.

The fever is the main thing that we're worried about. It'll be fine for most of the day and then spike up suddenly.. to like 103. It's more consistent at this point but is still fluxuating.
horsechick_88 is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 09-13-2007, 08:45 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 28
• Horses: 0
My son's gelding started acting funny. Like he was colicing, he kept walking around in circles and then laying down. He would paw alot. He would not eat or drink. He was pooing and peeing. The vet came out and did blood work. It was bacterial and was put on antibiotics for 2 weeks. We never figured out what caused it. It's still a mystery. He got better after about 3 weeks. We have a creek and swamp around us and since we haven't had any rain and my horses vere out deeper into the swamp, I figured he ate something that made him sick. Hope your horse gets better.
Zipster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome