Two months ago, something terrible started happening. My horse-foal became seriously ill. At first, it started with skin changes and a high fever. The veterinarian treated him first with one antibiotic and unfortunately, after the end of the treatment, he developed a high fever again. He then tried another antibiotic and it was the same story again after the treatment was over. We also washed him with anti-fungus medication which was prescribed by a vet but the skin was worse and worse and soon his whole skin was affected. He couldn't walk normally- every time he would move his back legs too much he just fell. Then we asked for blood tests, which initially showed that everything was ok. Unfortunately, the first veterinarian treated him unsuccessfully, and there was also a diagnostic error in the second veterinarian. The foal also received fever-reducing medications - all the way to the third vet. The third veterinarian started doing the entire diagnosis with skin swabs and the whole blood tests, which, however, was very poor. While I waited for the results, the horse was receiving a general antibiotic just enough so that his fever did not increase. We were able to take the horse to a private veterinary clinic (all other clinics were full so it was the only option since he is in the critical stage) immediately after receiving the blood results. The results showed that he has sepsis and anemia. We also did an IAK test and vaccinated him against fungi and everything needed to rule out infectious diseases. He will be at the clinic for 2 weeks and at the beginning of the second week they will also do a skin biopsy and send it to the institute in Germany for tests. We are worried that he has an autoimmune disease.
The costs go up exponentially and unfortunately I can’t get that amount of money in such a short time. Veterinarians have been treating him for almost two months. Some costs have already been settled, but I will have to pay an additional € 1,500 within two weeks. I am a student and even though till now I was always able to take proper care for horses (I still do) and also pay veterinarians, a great tragedy has happened to me and I have encountered a horse that has a very severe, rare, and advanced disease, which requires large amounts of medication, expensive and constant diagnosis and expensive food supplements (veterinary syrups for anemia, etc.).
This horse means everything to me. We have a very strong bond and he is my best friend. And I want nothing more than to help him, which also comes with high veterinary costs.
Every euro helps me and I need to raise 1,500€ in two weeks for his treatments and diagnostics.