This past week the vet went m.i.a. and i could not get a hold of til Saturday. He told me to feed out some uniprim I had and he would be out for a rectal exam Monday. (I don't know if I said something wrong to fall out of contact with the vet or if being so busy he triaged me to some place else on his "list")
Four years ago Ridge was shifting on his back legs also. I pushed for xrays and i collected urine and got a ua done.
He had slight hock arthritis was put on chrondoprotect for a year then the vet said i didn't have to procede with that it wasn't that bad. One other vet from the office did a cbc and also pulled out a huge bean, which made me feel dumb, but i felt like he had found the problem. So u can be sure i cleaned his sheath immediately upon fever and shifting. I got alot of junk out which seems always typical for him and a very small bean.
There is no diagnosis yet although the vet said it the cbc showed bacterial infection.
Does epm present with infection?
I ran a piece of hay across his flanks but he just looked at it and me like quit!, but he didn't flinch his flanks. I puulled him off balance once pulling his tail but he held the second time. I'm gonna try and cross his back legs today and see if uncrosses fast. He has been itchy belly sheath buttocks and he sometimes keeps his back feet very close together.....
If anyone has a clue....thx aheada time
By the way so grateful for helps with cinchiness, you never know when it's your last ride