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Keith Taraba, DVM, Horse Veterinarian
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Experience:  Twelve years practicing sports medicine and surgery at major thoroughbred and quarter horse racetracks. In addition, I have clients in multiple Western and English disciplines.
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We have a horse that has bumos all over her and they have

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Hi Keith.. we have a horse that has bumos all over her and they have broke opening and are draining all around her neck stomach and shouders she is really a mess been like this for 2 weeks and has lost well over 50 pounds and is liveless... the Vet said to give her penillison which we will start today but she has had this before... took her off all feed just a little grass hay very light and no grain walker and wash her everyday like the vet said any help....
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 1 year ago.

Hello, how old is the mare? Has she ever had strangles infection?

Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 1 year ago.

My first inclination is to have your vet culture the pus that is draining. Once the pathogen is known, a proper treatment plan can be developed. For the time being, I would isolate her from other horses and keep all pus away from others.

Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, now I see that she is 8.

Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 1 year ago.
Hi Marjorie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Keith Taraba, DVM

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