Re: Allergy Neuteralisation
Thanks guys for your valuable input.
As well as having wheezy, puffy breathing he also has a smelly, extra discharge, sores and little growths on his penis and inside his sheath. He wees normally, but occasionally he'll sit down like a dog and give his sheath area a bit of a rub. The vet took samples of little growths and results were benign. Will have results on swap taken next week. He has already been on a course of antibiotics a couple of weeks ago, and it is since then that vet has been again, so I'm thinking the antibiotics would have got rid of any infection, so the high white cell count currently is not to do with an infection, or is that not correct?
So he's got a couple of things going on - his breathing and his willy.
I defininitely don't want the chance of anaphylactic shock, so will be giving that a miss. The vet has advised that I up his inhaler (preventer) for a couple of weeks to see if that helps. If not, she's then suggesting I give him tablets instead to make sure he's taking it all in, ie. maybe all the inhaler isn't reaching his lungs. With the inhaler there's a tiny tiny chance of laminitis, and that increases slightly with tablets. I'm sure all the inhaler is going in, he's very good at taking it, I clean the inhaler, block his nostrils on his breath out and let him breath in. The word laminitis scares me, so I don't want him having tablets. He lives out and is unridden.
Any more advice or things I might be missing would be much appreciated. I will be speaking to the vet next week, so will ask more about the blood then.
Here's a photo of him .............