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Checkup tomorrow.

27th November 2007

Checkup tomorrow.

posted in Heza Fast Traveler |

Well we’ll be finishing up the Marquis on Thursday and Traveler has a checkup with the vet tomorrow.So far I haven’t seen any signs of improvement, but have seen a slow (well, if you can call it that) decline.  He has been on a nitric oxide supplement which is supposed to be an anti-inflammatory but we ran out of that about 3 days ago.  Don’t know if it’s the nitric oxide or just coincidence or a combination of that and perhaps die off from the Marquis, or what, but he’s gotten slightly worse this past week.  He’s not circling, and is fairly ‘steady’ on his feet (when not moving fast) but when he turns, he still pivots on both back legs, and he’s now started crossing over so much in the back when he walks he’s started knocking himself.  I thought the Marquis was supposed to be started right away with no misses (if possible) but my vet said that I’d want to wait at least a week, so not sure what to think about that.   The vet that’s coming out is the one who initially diagnosed him as having EPM, the other one was reluctant on going that route and suggested he had arthritis, needed chiro’d, or had LMND, or something else (in other words she had no clue and I had to talk her into drawing the blood).  I’ll try to get some videos of Traveler tomorrow and do another update.

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  1. 1 On November 27th, 2007, Suzy said:

    I had an old gelding that was diagnosed with EPM and we started the cheaper pink medicine. I was told with EPM that it is a 6 week treatment and that at the end of the six weeks what we had was as good as it would probably get. My gelding was 25 and was a stiff old guy anyway. After a week of treatment the blood work came back and he had West Nile Virus (all my horses have had their shots since WNV started and now received two shots a year for WNV) not EPM and the 6 week prognosis was about the same. He did get a little better but he had age against him. He kept falling when the other horses were around him because he would turn to fast. It was very hard to watch and each time we needed a vet to get him up (3 times). I am sorry to say that he didn’t make it. He made the four week mark and just lost the will to get up and I had to make the decision to put him to sleep. You have youth on your side. You have at least two more weeks to see some changes. Keep up the good work and I will be thinking of you.