Jingles for a colicky horse please!! Not so great update page 2
My tb gelding got shots yesterday, he spiked a 103.1 fever (note that this was after I hosed him off) and in genera was acting colicky/miserable. He has regular manure/gut sounds, normal gums, just high fever and miserable attitude. High is 85 w/ high humidity today, making things so much worse. So the vet (came out this morning when I panicked...I lost a boarder to colic Friday night) said she thought his overall miserableness was from the fever and said to treat only for fever.
So now I'm hosing regularly and letting him have a bit of grass in the shade. The banamine is doing it's job, he is perking up. But jingles please, this guy is awesome, he has to be okay!!!
My vet splits up my horses' vaccinations into 4 visits, each a week apart. My horses are ages 20 & 26, so that's one reason we take more time. Another is that if we have a reaction, we'll know which vaccination caused it. Fortunately, she only charges me one farm call fee.
Mega jingles and positive thoughts for your boy! The weather here in northern VA is fairly crappy, too (HUMID with major heat for this afternoon).
If you can get your hands on some homeopathic Thuja it will help mitigate his reaction. You can also use bentonite clay on the injection site if there is swelling. I went through this a few times with my mare before the vet was convinced she had vaccinosis and should get no more shots (the barn we were at required them). Also keep an eye on his feet as it can cause laminitis.
As someone else said if you have to do shots, break them up. Once they start having these reactions they get progressively worse.
Jingles coming your way. Hope he bounces back quickly.
Yea the vet recommended splitting up the vaccines. I can do IM myself so I think in the future I will have the vet do coggins and rabies and I will vaccinate for others myself, one at a time so I can tell what is causing him to react. He did the same thing last year and I didn't put them together for some reason, but this year is obvious.
He definitely looked colicky this morning. He refused food, was pawing, looked at his sides some, and was miserable. Plus with the mare going on Friday it immediately made me think colic.
The banamine is working its magic though and he seems to be doing well. I've brought him in so many times to hose him that he walks away when he sees me. His fever is hovering around 102 which I'm not happy with, especially with this heat, but it's better than 103.1 this morning.
Hopefully this is just a vaccine relation, nothing more.