He is still not quite right! After speaking to the Vet last week I did feel a bit more confident he was on the up and was very pleased with poo sample results. So felt it was just going to be time to build him back up.
But after feeling positive on Monday evening, Tuesday morning we were back on the roller-coaster again! I went out to feed on Tuesday morning, as I entered the barn I caught Zeus doing his business, but I was very dismayed to see it was extremely runny, not what it should be at all! I caught hold of him and checked under his tail, there was not much evidence of diarrhea, but as I had witnessed it I could not be any more certain that he had a problem.
I check his temperature and it was 39.5, so too high, he did have quite a thick rug on, and it was very mild, so I thought best thing would be was to take the rug off, continue with the morning chores until the vets opened (no point in phoning before they opened as would only get out-of-hours support and this seemed silly as it was less than an hour until they opened).
Before ringing the vet I checked his temperature and it had in fact gone back down to 39, so he had obviously got a little hot under his rug. After a chat with the vet who had seen him the previous week it was decided we would give him some more Lactosym and continue supplementing him with the yogurt/goats milk. In the hope we could settle his digestion system down and hopefully build up his strength.
Well he still seems to go up and down, some days he's up and feeding/grazing as much as everyone else, then there are other days, he seems to sit around a lot more. When he comes down into the barn with everyone, he is eating the pellets and nibbling at the hay. I have noticed when he does sit down, he chooses a spot with plenty of grass and seems to be nibbling around him while sat! I am not sure what to make of it!
It has been suggested that if I am not happy we could take him up to the Veterinary Training hospital for more in-depth investigations, but I am not sure if this is right or fair on the little man? I worry if he does go he wont come back!!
Why can't things be more clear cut, am I just being paranoid? oh why can't he just talk to me and tell me how he feels! so very frustrating!