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What's wrong with my horse??? Updated w/PICS!

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    #41
    I just checked on him and despite 10cc's of IV banamine on board at 1pm, he still has a 101 temp. Looks miserable! I changed the neck wrap once and I have to do it again later tonight. There's blood running down his neck which I've been warned about. Vet is coming out first thing tomorrow morning to do more IV antibiotics, IV banamine, clean the incision out and to laser it.

    Which I could post some graphic pictures!
    Kristen

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    http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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    • #42
      I am so sorry. Like I said, my friend has been going through this with her mare (on the back of her leg) and it has been a really long process of antibiotics and scrubbing and cleaning and draining twice a day. One suggestion is that all the drugs did create some ulcers, so she was put on ranitidine as well. Good luck to you and your guy!

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      • #43
        Oops - double post!
        Last edited by Tee; Dec. 30, 2013, 07:19 PM. Reason: Double posted

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        • #44
          Make your Facebook pic public and post the link here, if you really want to post the graphic pictures. Hope he starts feeling better soon.

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          • #45
            OP, hope your boy is feeling better soon!
            Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
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            • #46
              Sorry your horse is sick and hope he is getting better! I use Probios (the paste) for a horse with the runs.
              Man plans. God laughs.

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              • #47
                With the massive amounts of banamine and such are you giving him something for his stomach?


                You can post photos. Just upload them to any photo hosting site (like photobucket) and post a link here.

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                  #48
                  I will make my FB pics public after the vet leaves this morning and post them. He still has a 101.5 temp, doesn't want to move and if he does, he moves backwards. I just cleaned his wound but the vet is flushing it out once she gets here. I feel so bad for him and I'm hoping we don't have to make more incisions in his neck.
                  Kristen

                  Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:
                  http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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                  • Original Poster

                    #49
                    Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                    With the massive amounts of banamine and such are you giving him something for his stomach?


                    You can post photos. Just upload them to any photo hosting site (like photobucket) and post a link here.
                    He's on a full tube of ulcergard daily. I'm more worried about colic with the lack if moving/drinking. He's also eating less. Today he stretched out to pee but didn't. Of course I'm freaking here.
                    Kristen

                    Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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                    • #50
                      Wow. I'd be super worried about my horse too.

                      Is he drinking anything? The eating I'm not so worried about, but the drinking is important. Can you try putting some apple juice or gatorade in the water?

                      Can you hand walk him a bit just to encourage everything to keep moving?

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                      • #51
                        Is he outside and hopefully in the snow? A temperature that high for a long time can cause founder. Not to stress you further but I would start icing those feet round the clock if he's not out in the snow.
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                        • #52
                          I am sorry to hear this.

                          It sounds like he is getting good care with your vet....but has there been any discussion about sending him off to the horsie hospital? At this point I might want round the clock treatment, especially if weather concerns are a reality.

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                          • #53
                            I would worry about lack of drinking too. Banamine + dehydration (from fever and from decreased intake) can be really hard on the kidneys. I would do whatever it took to stimulate interest in liquids for the duration of the high dose banamine - including flavoring the water, etc.

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                              #54
                              Vet just left. Ultrasounded his neck again and there's another suspicious spot further up that might have to be drained. We tried to needle aspirate it but there was nothing there. Going to watch it daily and go from there. Other "hole" looks fantastic on ultrasound. Temp is 101, been trying to eat and drink but very painful. Was not giving banamine today but was given steriods as per hospital vet we are discussing the case with. Wound was flushed, rewrapped and lasered. Have to give the vet an update later and vet will be visiting again in the morning.
                              Kristen

                              Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:
                              http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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                                #55
                                Here are the pictures. They are graphic if you have a weak stomach!

                                http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/Kr...?sort=6&page=1
                                Kristen

                                Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:
                                http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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                                • #56
                                  Poor baby and poor you! Let's hope the New Year brings good results!
                                  "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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                                  • #57
                                    New Year's Day Jingles & AO for your gelding !


                                    New Year's Day Jingles & AO for your gelding !

                                    I'm so sorry this has happened and his struggle continues ~
                                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                    • #58
                                      Poor boy!!! More jingles!
                                      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        #59
                                        Wednesday update:

                                        Steroids yesterday helped make him more bright eyed. He actually laid down last night but it must have been horrible for him as he cut himself. This morning he's still very dull. Vet shows up and noticed his neck looked more swollen, went to open up his drain hole with a hemostat and it exploded with puss/blood. Hoping that was the rest of the abscess and it finally came out. We flushed with saline/antibiotics and I'm going to sweat wrap his neck again tonight. If this "abscess explosion" doesn't do it then we will open up his neck in other spots. Was hoping I didn't have to because he's so painful.
                                        Kristen

                                        Kiwayu & Figiso Pictures:
                                        http://community.webshots.com/user/kiwayu

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                                        • #60
                                          That sounds a lot more involved than I would be comfortable handling on the farm. Jingles for improvement.
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