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  • Jingles for Vernon

    I went to say good bye to Vernon late this afternoon, and instead found him feeling very under the weather with a fever. My "early" day (having been at the barn late all week) ended three hours later after an emergency vet visit, alcohol baths, a hand graze, and a tuck back into his stall with soaked hay and wrapped legs (which were stocking up from the fever).

    Hoping it is just a little virus, but treating it like Potomac Horse Fever (which he is vaccinated for). Poor guy has had a big, busy week, and this is just the icing on the cake for him. I'm feeling bad, as I just thought he was tired today...three days in a row he got pulled out of his stall and hauled over to the ICP evaluation site as a test horse. Figured he was just having a nice, sleepy, groggy day, until I realized how hot and dull he was.

    Send him your healing thoughts, please.
    Amanda

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    Healing Thoughts on their way from Ontario!!! Get well soon Vernon!

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    • #3
      oh no! poor guy, sending jingles your way
      The big guy: Lincoln

      Southern Maryland Equestrian

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      • #4
        Think about tick borne disease, too. We had lots of ehrlichia in our part of Northern VA last summer. I'm sure my neighborhood made the doxycycline manufacturers rich. Multiple horses developed fevers, and rapidly got better on doxycycline/tetracycline. We aren't supposed to have a lot of it in our area, but we certainly did last summer.

        I hope Vernon feels better soon.

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        • #5
          Jingling for a speedy recovery for Vernon!
          You can't fix stupid.

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          • #6
            It does sound like Erlichia (sp?)....I had a horse 2 summers ago get it. If his fever spikes again after drugs etc wear off after going back to normal I would have your vet consider it.
            "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"

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            • #7
              Hoary alyssum?

              Big jingles for handsome Vernon.
              Click here before you buy.

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              • #8
                Jingles!!!!!! No sick babies! My youngster scared me to death last year with enteritis, but he was fine after some tetracycline.
                Good luck!
                www.ncsporthorse.com

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                  #9
                  Thanks, everyone. Tick borne would make sense...if I ever found a tick on him!!! Not that it isn't possible to miss them, but I NEVER find ticks on any of our horses (except for the occasional one I rinse off after a hack that don't get a chance to dig in). He got hit with massive IV antibiotics this evening (something in the oxy family) and starts doxy with breakfast, so he should be covered for just about any nasty bug. Also running a CBC, etc.

                  My late night check in with the farm owner said he was quiet and happy when he looked in on him...really hating not living on the farm tonight.
                  Amanda

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                  • #10
                    More jingles!

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                    • #11
                      Jingles and all fingers and toes crossed.
                      Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                      The Grove at Five Points

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                      • #12
                        Jingles for Vernon! Glad he's feeling better at night check and hoping you see even more improvement in the am.
                        Talk to the Hoof

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                        • #13
                          Jingles for Vernon!!!

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                          • #14
                            More jingles here.
                            Janet

                            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                            • #15
                              Jingling from Wisconsin! I hope the poor guy has a speedy recovery!!!

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                              • #16
                                May jingles. My SO is currently recovering from erlichiosis, nearly shut down his kidneys, a week in hospital with attendant heart A-Fib, so I am jingling for even that remote possibility...bad stuff.
                                Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                                Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

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                                • #17
                                  Jingles for Vernon - hoping he is rattling the feed bucket in the AM!
                                  "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                                  Courtesy my cousin Tim

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                                  • #18
                                    Adding more jingles and prayers for Vernon.... sick ponies are so not fun!!!

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                                    • #19
                                      Jingles from MA!

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                                      • #20
                                        Jingles for Vernon ...hope he's feeling better this morning!
                                        -for what it's worth I never found a tick on my guy either (before he was sick or since)



                                        Originally posted by yellowbritches View Post
                                        Thanks, everyone. Tick borne would make sense...if I ever found a tick on him!!!:
                                        "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"

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