I tried to walk her today and she kept stopping. Then when I took her blanket off of her to groom her, Leah noticed that her muscles were trembling just underneath the skin. Gabby was also almost too stiff to reach down and get her hay, plus she wasn’t as chipper as she’d been the day before.
So Leah called the vet again who looked at her again and this time said he thinks she might have a herpes/rhinovirus thing. Different symptoms than the stuff that some other horses had last month.
So Gabby is now in Horse Hospital, in isolation after having her blood drawn, fluid taken from her abdomen, and a complete ultrasound. No speculation at this point and the blood work is inconclusive. I stood around while the doctors said a bunch of stuff I didn’t understand. Tomorrow they’ll call me and tell me a bunch more stuff that I don’t understand.
She was awfully good during the exam. Didn’t offer to kick or raise holy hell or do anything. I held her head and rubbed her face.
Will work for vet bills.