|Welts/bumps covering her neck, under belly and some on the legs.|
Another week later with no results from the first vet's diagnosis, we went to the Idaho Equine Hospital for further evaluations. Further evaluation$...blood work, skin biopsies, hair folical exams and a team of specialists working on her ca$e. Can you $ee what's frustrating me? ;) In addition to this, she was also diagnosed with 3 bacterial infections. Yes, THREE.
|This was where it started, with hair coming off by the handful on her back leg|
I'm not at all convinced that this is a correct diagnosis, so I'm asking for help.
The only things that have changed for her since coming to our farm, is new hay, which she wasn't thrilled with, new grass pastures (to her), she was also de-wormed. Her prior owner said she's never even had a runny nose in her 11 years (she has owned her since a weanling), so this is as much a mystery to her as well.
|All those black spots are the hair folicals waiting to come off with hair attached|
|Those aren't shadows, they are the lumps/welts/ whatever you want to call them, all over her neck, shoulder and chest|
She is now getting 250 mg of Prenisolone once a day (noonish) for the dermatisis, and 8,000 mg of Sulfamethoprim twice a day (morning and evening, 16,000 mg total) for the bacterial infections.
She started here about 250-300 pounds overweight. Her weight now looks normal at around 900/925 lbs, but she was about 950, 10 days ago when we went to the vet, so she has been losing weight. We have upped her hay so she always has it in front of her now to keep her from loosing too much weight as can happen with the meds.
Anyone have any thoughts?