More Bumps..............The Second Treatment

Monday morning it appeared to me the colt showed no more improvement. There might have been a small decrease in swelling in the right hock but other than that he seemed to be about the same. That worried me a little, I had hoped for a continuation of the improvement we'd received once the antibiotics had been started.

It was mid afternoon before the first results from the original culture arrived. So far the bacteria that had grown was a beta hemolytic strep, not the easiest to treat but not the most difficult either. The disturbing part of the report was the statement,