Re:Sick tank syndrome and running out of ideas


Whew! The formalin dip is complete and both are alive. The female with the white spots (looks more like cotton than spots) is hiding. I will check her in the morning when she has forgiven me. At the moment she is a bit shocked by all the handling. The female with the cloudy eye isn’t hiding but she isn’t very happy with me. She is perched near the male. I am going to turn out the tank lights and leave them in peace until morming.

Both females are hitched upright – I hope that is a good sign.

I have one question. Does all this handling, ie from the display tank to the hospital tank to the formalin dip back to the hospital tank stress them. Tomorrow the male and female with the cloudy eye are due back in the diplay tank. Do you have any recommendations on the maximum moves per day/week etc.

When preparing the formalin dip, I used water from the main tank and then replaced it with new water. I am careful to keep the hospital tank and the main tank roughly the same. I often use water from the main tank to fill the hospital tank. I am hoping it reduces the stress the horses are under.

Anyway, I suppose fungus/bacteria/parasites will definitely kill them so this is their best chance.

The male is much better. He was courting the female this morning in his ‘usual’ way. No more twitching.

I hope that this is near the end of my problems.



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