Prayers please... Katniss has Potomac Horse Fever

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  1. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    Sigh.

    What a week.
    Katniss was slightly less interested in food over the weekend, but ate. Today she was not eating, not drinking. Had the vet out in the event of colic, find out its very likely Potomac Horse Fever - blood work supports this. Waiting on titers for PHF to come back from MSU.

    Thankfully she was vaccinated but hadn't had a booster yet. We caught it right as the fever was peaking, and we've gotten IV Fluids and Antibiotics already in her, plus banamine and some electrolytes.

    No diarrhea or laminitis yet. We're hoping we can stay ahead of it.

    Please send prayers. IMG_20180813_193804.jpg IMG_20180813_153049.jpg
     
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  2. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Jingles and good wishes for a complete recovery for Katniss.
     
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  3. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Jingles. Poor girl.:loveflag:
     
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    slc Senior Member

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    I think many more horses recover from PHF now because of advances in care.
     
  5. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    Awww. Poor little lady. :( Hopefully she has a quick and easy recovery.
     
  6. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Oh no, so sorry. Jingling for her for strength and a quick recovery.

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  7. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Fingers crossed...jingling from kentucky from me and all my gang here. Hugs.

    Is there any stagnant water around ? Poor baby girl. Lots of love and I hope she Is Ok.
     
  8. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    None. :(
     
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    Puddincup Senior Member

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    Keeping you in my thoughts!

    I went through this a year ago, it's a long recovering time if laminitis gets involved. Hoping you can stay ahead of it!

    We also had no stagnant water at the time.
     
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    Kristal H Senior Member

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    Darn Mosquitos! I hope she is soon on the mend.
     

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