For those who may not know, Trav is one of my horses. Recently, he has taken to rubbing his neck on the top of the fence, making it all bloody and raw, and I have been treating it (thinking it is fly irriatation) though I bomb my horses for flies all the time. Yesterday, while treating his neck, I noticed a swelling of his salivary gland. I called the vet, who came out, took blood, took temp (sub-normal) not good, and warned of WNV (innoculated earlier against WNV) or a gutteral pouch infection. Trav was given steriod shot, and antibiotics, put on stall rest. I just returned to say good morning to my guys and now the neck is more swollen in different spots than yesterday. I could really use board magic with him guys- even though he isn't a cat, though he is a great friend to all of our cats and lets them even sleep in his feeder. This cannot be West Nile Virus, they have had all their shots. But this morning he is highly agitated and he bit me! He never bites!! EVER! Please pray for Trav Man.
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8/10/03 at 8:10am