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  1. #1
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    Default UPDATE Post 9 JINGLES NEEDED-Arm Chair Vets- Help With Questions for Vet Appt....

    Let me preface this by saying a call is already in to the vet to have them out asap today. I mainly want to get my thoughts and suspicions in order so I ask all the right questions...

    Gelding spiked a high fever last night (105.3). He did this once before last fall, but a dose of banamine knocked it out in a few hours and it never resurfaced- we attributed it to him getting chilled in the rain when feeder forgot to sheet him. Flash forward to yesterday- I noticed lethargic behavior late afternoon, and when I checked temp at 7 he was high. Had elevated heart & respiratory rates as well. Dose of banamine, by 10 pm he was dramatically better and in safe range temp-wise. Arrived and checked this morning, and he's right back up to 104.7.

    The only other symptoms to note are increased urination and general lethargic behavior. Seems to have normal appetite/desire for food; but I am withholding breakfast till the vet calls back. Horse has a history of being NQR, so I have suspicions but wanted to get some other input. Any thoughts??
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    Virus or tick borne illness would be at the top of the list. Jingles.



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    If the horse has a history of fever the first thing I'd do is run a tick panel (Lyme, Anaplasmosis) and start OxyTet asap.
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    My subconscious is a wretched insufferable beotch.



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    Sounds like erlichia to me...



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    I am right there with you guys- blood panel for tick-borne illness was my first thought. Curious though Herbie, what do you consider a "history" of fever? This is really only the second time in about a year...

    ??



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    Don't like to say this, but EIA comes in episodes.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
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    I would call two high fevers in less than a year a history now. High fevers are not normal.

    Having dealt with what was diagnosed as a high fever of unknown origin (sigh) this spring, add me to the group that says start with tick things, rule those out.



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    Okay, looking for feedback on bloodwork. White counts are low at 3 3, platelet count low, and lymphocytes extremely low. Vets are perplexed because clinical symptoms aren't adding up...Waiting for a call back to determine course of action for the day. Any thoughts??



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    Prayers would greatly be appreciated for my boy...arrived at NC State last night; diagnosed with pneumonia due to bacterial infection. Has also developed a serious reaction to banamine...

    Tomorrow will make 24 hours of iv antibiotics; should have a better picture of progress at that point.



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    Default JINGLES for Samson!!

    Hope our sweet boy is back home soon!



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    Jingles!



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