Prayers please... Katniss has Potomac Horse Fever

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  1. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    Fever is spiking less often.

    Day 3 of IV fluids and Oxytet.

    She's pretty exhausted. IMG_20180815_131526.jpg IMG_20180815_131405.jpg IMG_20180815_165902.jpg
     
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    Hope she recovers quick and avoids laminitis!
     
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    Continued jingles!
    How often is she up? Ca you put her in ice boots?
     
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    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    She's getting iced every 4 hours during the day.


    Titers came back, it's not PHF....

    SO we're puzzled.

    She's on the mend but it was sketchy there for a bit.
     
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    Well, whatever it is it's knocked her for a loop. Still jingling her way.
     
  7. Lopinslow

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    Aniplasmosis? (sp?)
     
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    Mine didn't come back as PHF either, as far as my vet is concerned it most definitely was.

    Any chance she has a tick-borne disease? I know some of the symptoms can be the same as far a high fever and a lackluster personality and so-on.
     
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    Do horses get meningitis from ticks like humans can?
    Or is it "just" borreliosis (sp?)? That can have so many different symptoms!
     
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    Did she receive any vaccines just recently prior to the symptoms?? My Arab had a delayed reaction to the Rabies vaccine two years in a row. First symptoms didn't appear until 21 - 28 days after the vaccine. First year vet thought she had Potomac, but then since she dramatically improved after just one day's treatment, vet ruled Potomac out... I believed it was a vaccine reaction from the start, but vet was not convinced. Then the next year, same timeline, same symptoms after Rabies vaccine.... finally vet acknowledged it was a vaccine reaction.
     
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