I ask because I've seen HIGH temperatures (as associated with Erhlicchiosis) bring on white line separation.. IF he got bit by a tick carrying ehrlicchia AND had grass overload, it may explain what you're seeing.
I'd definitely have vet run blood for ehrlicchia.
JINGLES FOR JULIAN!
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WOW I'm sorry.
My guess would be bacteria introduced from the toe crack? WLD ?? I had two little toe cracks on a weanling I didn't think anything of, both abscessed, maybe it could be a particularly stubborn abscess?? But then why all 4 pulsing? That does makes it sound systemic. Let us know what the vet finds.
Healing thoughts for Julian, and prayers for strength and hugs for you.
We've had so much wet up here, everyone I know is fighting abscesses including me
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I would not rule out that he is being "helped" by probably being chronically, constantly at least a little body sore. It makes a body *tired* after a while, even if it doesn't affect day to day operations.
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If this IS just a grass founder shouldn't the pulses be gone by now?
Not if it's something other than grass causing it. When Lodi got laminitis a few years ago, it was only when we took the food that she was intolerant to away that she got better. In her case it was soy but it could be something else in his diet or environment as well.