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105 degree fever and rear stocking up in pasterns but not up through the cannon. Vet gave banamine and Naxcel. It's been almost a week and he's still slightly swollen in the back and temp is 100 but he seems much better. Let me go get the blood test results.
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She said that every thing was "normal" except

fibrinigin = 500
billirubin = 4.8
LDH = 490

Protein normal and WBC normal......

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anytime that you have high fever and swollen legs and normal white cell count, i have flash backs of my palominos experience, call me paranoid ..take his temp daily for a while, dont let your guard down, if he did get what my guy had you can shut it down quicker then I did as it took us 2 weeks to figure out what he had.

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What the heck was it? All I can thiink of is Potomac Horse Fever!

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Purpura Hemmoragica... not sure if its possible for your guy, but its not as uncommon as I have met several other folks that had experienced it over the last few years too. Just be on alert if it is , you have to shut his immune system down and let him "reboot" like a computer lol ... its a rough road, but I did it and I know how to make it happen again, there are milder cases then the way my horse got and horses that seem to recover easier, but it really kicked my horses behind and he lost alot of skin on his legs ect ...he also sunk a little ( founder) but recovered... The temp has to be controled, you knw any time they run a temp you run the risk of founder and keeping that at bay is soooo important to a better recovery no matter what it is..

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He doesn't have any lesions though or facial swelling. We are watching him closely. I'll double check him.

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neiither did my horse at first, it took a couple weeks for that stuff to come about, then he swelled up huge one day and started leeking out his legs and he got purple dots in the white spot on his nose, otherwise I would have never knwo it was there.

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also to add, my horse never had facial swelling, it was all legs and at frist it was jsut his back legs.

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CRAP! That sucks. Did he run a fever at first? Like Khaos? And you tried to treat it like my vet? Or?

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:o :o :shock: :(
Yikes Jenks! Sending healing vibes to Khaos.

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:o :o :shock: :(
Yikes Jenks! Sending healing vibes to Khaos.

Thanks Judith! Me too!

He is definitely better. It just bothers me that they don't know what this is....or hopefully WAS.

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This was how it started, he was little off one day just mooopy....I turned him out that night and the next day he has swollen legs and wasnt hungry, just picked at his food, I took his temp it was 104 vet came out and gave him bute banamine and did blood work, i ice him, came back basically normal, no white count alarms but i forget the rest of the blood work there was some stuff that was margioanly off and if im not mistaken it was similar to yours.. muscle something was elevated.. we then went to small dose of Dexamethsone and lasix and still ice, and bute once a day ....he was holding on but it wasnt going aways 100% and everytime we backed off he blew up even worse, then colsulted fianlly with peternson and smith in ocala and another vet and it was decided that it was Purpura ..he was then started on 60cc of Dex then next day 50cc and so on...he was put on 2 types of antibotics ( Penn*inj* and genotcin) to cover all ways that he might get exposed to infection as the dex shuts the immune system down ... we did a few other things but it was tough.

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ONly his back legs were swollen? Because oddly, it's only his back legs. Which, is really weird to me.

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The first week it was just his back legs but it went to the front legs after about a week of "what is this"

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Schite. I'll be checking....

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Poor boy - hope this is just a local thing and gets better really soon.

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Thanks Lipi. Me too, but he's not 100% and that's what's worrying me.

Going to check your allergy thread. Cyn has them bad.