Re: temp of feet Now Lady Update
--- In EquineCushings@..., "Jean" <brucezajac@...> wrote:
Hi, Jean - any response in the warm foot to the hoof testers? Sometimes that can help determine if there is an abscess (though not always). Realistically speaking, if there is a laminitis flare-up, it is too late for icing to do a lot of good once they are lame - icing really does its job as a preventative (ie if they get out on grass, or you know they have had access to another laminitis trigger). If it were me, I would get blood drawn for Lyme asap (I know you are waiting on that) - in the meantime, I would indeed start her on doxycycline. Don't fret for now about whether to soak or ice; (I know it is impossible not to fret, but do your best) - see what the farrier has to say Thursday, and keep monitoring the heat in the feet.
Keep us informed.