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Chella 06-15-2009 05:14 PM

Help tic disease
One of my horses was diagnosed with Anaplasmosis which is a disease that horses can get from tics it causes a high fever and stiff joints. Luckily it is curable. They put a cathader in his neck to inject Oxyletracycline into for 5 days. They want me to keep him in the stall for 24/7 for 5 days. I do not stall my horses at all. Do you all agree with this? I can see until the fever comes down but no movement for 5 days I would think cause other problems. Please give me your thoughts. Thanks

Erin_And_Jasper 06-15-2009 09:35 PM

my dog had this. the vet just gave her pills for a week

nldiaz66 06-16-2009 01:51 AM

I really cant say what to do but I ALWAYS follow my vets instructions, they know whats best.

mls 06-16-2009 11:05 AM

They want the horse in the stall so he doesn't pull the catheter out.

Ryle 06-16-2009 12:31 PM

Stall your horse.

walkinthewalk 06-16-2009 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by mls (Post 328669)
They want the horse in the stall so he doesn't pull the catheter out.

That word "catheter" is why the horse needs to be kept in his stall and not out running around even in a tiny paddock area:-|

Luv 2 Trail 06-16-2009 02:07 PM

:-)I am ALL for following the instructions your Vet recommended - if you are concerned about your horse being stall-bound, talk to your Vet about it. Maybe there is a mild sedative that can be prescribed for him that might make his experience less uncomfortable. Best of luck!

Chella 06-19-2009 08:35 PM

Thanks everyone. I kept him in his stall but now his back legs are stocking up ":( he is now free and happy, hopefully in a day or two he will be back to normal.

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