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Acupressure for Pigeon Fever in Horses

You may remember that my gelding, Bob, has been dealing with Pigeon Fever for the last month or so.  The abscess opened up just over a week ago, and it is still draining. It can be a slow process, I hear.  I’m continuing to perform acupressure sessions on him every few days to boost his immune […]

Pigeon Fever Abscess Rupture: Update on Bob

Well, it seemed to take an eternity, but Bob’s abscess finally ruptured a couple of days ago.  This is my first (and I’m really hoping, last) experience with Pigeon Fever, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.  It wasn’t as monumental as I thought it might be, but it has definitely opened up. And now the fun […]

Natural Remedies for Pigeon Fever in Horses

I hail from Oklahoma and until a year or two ago, hadn’t heard about Pigeon Fever, aka Dryland Distemper.  But thanks to an enduring drought in the mid-western United States, we’re now getting a taste of what horse owners in California have dealt with for years. Pigeon Fever isn’t transmitted by pigeons, but gets its […]