January 13, 2012 20:39
Q: Need advice: my 29 year old cushings horse has a palm sized abscess on his neck, the vet isn't sure what it is, but speculated that it may be strangles. He took blood today and is doing an ultrasound tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone had experience dealing with this in an older horse, and what I can do to help boost his system.
A: Cushings horses are quite often immune suppressed and could be why he has the abscess. Treat the abscess according to your vet’s advice. Cushings horses can be helped with structured nutrition and meds. Are you treating his Cushings directly?
Update: Sounds like you did everything right, just unforunated that he developed the abscess.
Thanks Dr. D.