Sick Stud Horse...

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Sick Stud Horse...

Postby smart_slider » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:38 pm

This is Nic. He is a 9 year old AQHA Stallion. This started 2 days ago when we went out to feed one night. It is some kind of fluid build up, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. He will be taken to the vet tomorrow, if anyone is worried about that.

http://cattletoday.com/photos/showphoto ... puser=5401

http://cattletoday.com/photos/showphoto ... puser=5401

http://cattletoday.com/photos/showphoto ... puser=5401
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Postby TCFC » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:55 pm

Do you guys still have flies? Could he have kicked at one (or lots) and given himself a good thwack in the belly??

But yeah, I would definitely see the vet, it is strange isn't it?
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Postby smart_slider » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:59 pm

yes, we do still have a few flies; they rarely bother him though. I am not sure... but that is one of the possibilities I have considered. It is strange how quickly it has sproute up. 2 days, and it's already like this! :mad:
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Postby milkmaid » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:52 pm

What's it feel like? soft? hard? hot? normal temp? is it painful?

how about the horse; normal or abnormal TPRs? off feed?

etc, etc, etc - hard to give an opinion when all you've got is a picture. In this case a pic isn't worth a thousand words. :P

I'm not sure what it is, but I'd kind of like to know what the horse's symptoms are and the vet's diagnosis. ;-)
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Postby smart_slider » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:44 am

The spots have different 'feels' in differents places. Some are squshy, some are hard. It doesn't seem to bother him, and his temp. is normal. The welts aren't hot, and are just....there. I will let you know, milkmaid what it turns out to be. :D
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