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Re: [RC] Heat - Salt licks - loose stools - lumps - Pat Gluckin

A neighbor just brought her horse back from Purdue University Animal Hospital after rushing him there due to rapid and massive dehydration. He had diarrhea which is what started the whole dehydration process. They initially thought it was Potomac Fever but tests ruled that out. The horse was kept in isolation until they could determine if the problem was contagious or not. They then figured it was salmonella. He was treated with heavy doses of antibiotics and IV's. I don't know if they are 100% positive they diagnosed accurately. Consequently the horse is in his own pasture and can tough noses with his farm buddies but can't be in the same field. The vets feel that the cause might be passed through fecal matter.


At 03:51 PM 7/19/2006 -0400, you wrote:
I had a friend who almost lost her mare to this. The mare was hospitalized for a while and they determined it was salmonella.

Re: [RC] Heat - Salt licks - loose stools - lumps, MtnRondi