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Dr. Loretta, Horse Veterinarian
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My horse is running a 102.3 tempeture. or weather has

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my horse is running a 102.3 tempeture. or weather has changed with some storms we have has. she ate her grain but would not eat her hay. a little grass was eaten in the pasyure, but she is standing in the shade with her head down. I have some penicilian I was going to give her a shot, just looking to see the right dose
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

This temperature is normal for Baily...anything over 104 would be significant. You can give Pencillin G every 12 hrs as a preventative at a dose of 1 ml per every 100 pounds every 12 hrs. I worry that Baily may be suffering from something else such as a mild colic so it is also good to give her Butazolidin 2 gms every 12 hrs as an anti inflammatory agent. Feed her a bran mash with a small amount of grain for a few days to help her past this.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome!! I know Baily is in good hands....I hope she feels better soon!

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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