I just called my regular vet - I was concerned and starnge things started filling my head so I wanted to be sure we were square. He told me he just totally forgot...he was called to another emergency and just completely forgot. LOL...I can't possibly get mad since he's never done that in 4 years and I'm the worst airhead on the planet.
Thanks, MHJ for the highly instructive post. Thanks also, for the reminder about recommending meds. Sometimes I forget that not all readers understand that we are simply sharing for the potential value it brings to others --- and that each of us is limited in our experience. Indeed, recommending any course of action for anything could have disastrous results if acted on without fully investigating or considering how well it suits a specific case.
Also, I like that the posters are so forthcoming about their experiences and willing to share their knowledge --- sort of like brainstorming sessions. And many of the posts on this board have sparked new ideas for me. However I will be more careful in future about posting the names of drugs. For anyone who's interested, here's a link to a dex page, wherein the connection to laminitis is mentioned.
Williams better . Naturally, the hives weren't as horrific as I thought. I have never experienced hives before though - and now she's left some non steroidal meds that I can give him if there is a flare-up (after calling her first ). Thanks everyone, for your well-wishes.
I'm glad he is doing better. My mare gets hives from insect bites but they haven't been bad. We did have a mare at our barn come in grossly swollen with hives. Literally head to tail. Our vet was out within 30 minutes and administered IV meds plus left us with an additional shot to administer if they didn't go down. We still haven't found what she got into...only happened once and she was out in a pasture with several other horses...no one else had a bump...same pasture.....no changes. It's scary though!! I called the vet because I was the only one at the barn and said that she was "grossly swollen" and asked that he come out immediately. When he got there he looked at the mare and said.....you weren't exaggerating.....he had only seen a few as swollen as she was. Within a few hours the hives were down and by the next day she had no signs of them.
Dancer came in with a nice area on his side of itchy, oozing hives last week. Thankfully, my vet was able to come in a few hours. So we just finished 3 days of dexamethasone and bute (because of the laminitis possibility) and I need to do 3 more days of 1 gr. bute/day.
The bumps are pretty much gone but all of them oozed and are now bare. Yuck. Vet actually said it looked when one of his own horses laid in fire ants last year when they were in Aiken. I sure hope we don't have fire ants this far north!!
kaidensmom: Any stories or experience with a horse with strangles that is SOB? Gelding is currently hospitalized. On Penicillin and wasn't getting better so the vet just started horse on IV doses of DMSO. The abcesses are pharyngeal.
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ZenRider: Waves back quite a bit late. How did I miss that?
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