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Jingles for a colicky horse please!! Not so great update page 2

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  • 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!!!
    Last edited by SAcres; May. 23, 2013, 12:28 PM.
    come what may

    Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013

  • #2
    Jingles coming from S. Calif.!!!


    • #3
      Gobs of Jingles to you and your guy from AZ!
      Founding Member: Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique


      • #4
        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).
        Equus Keepus Brokus


        • #5
          Your description doesn't sound colicky to me, hope he is back to normal soon. Jingles.
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home


          • #6
            Jingles!! Hope he is feeling better soon.


            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                Sending best wishes from Colorado.

                Try not to panic. I know it's difficult when you have just lost a horse, (one tends to think the worst).


                • #9
                  There has been a two day horse bug going around here.
                  Horses are a bit depressed to very dejected looking one day and in two days are back to their own self.

                  Maybe your horse went thru that?


                  • Original Poster

                    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.

                    Thanks for the jingles everyone!
                    come what may

                    Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013


                    • #11
                      Jingles from FL.


                      • #12
                        Mega jingles from WA State!
                        Crayola Posse - Pine Green
                        Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
                        Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)
                        Murphy (April 28, 1994 - May 5, 2017)


                        • #13
                          Jingles from NC! One of mine tends to react but she does not do it every time. I break hers up as well.


                          • #14
                            Sending positive thoughts from Idaho!


                            • #15
                              Jingles from WNY, hopefully he gets over this quickly!


                              • #16
                                Jingles & AO for your gelding ~ ((hugs)) for you ~

                                Jingles & AO for your gelding ! ((hugs)) for you ~

                                Jingle Jingle Jingle & AO ~ AO ~ AO ~ Always Optimistic ~
                                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                                • #17
                                  Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                                  You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                                  • #18
                                    More jingling from WA State!
                                    The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                                    H. Cate


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thanks everyone. His fever was down to 101.5 tonight and he seemed happier. I gave him a dose of banamine before I left. *knock on wood* I think the worst has passed.
                                      come what may

                                      Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013


                                      • #20
                                        Jingles from Montana! Ever since going through a (successful) colic surgery with my heart horse Springer in 1994, I have been scared to death of colic. Sounds like you've got it under control.