What an emotionally exhausting day. My poor little Duncan has had a low appetite for the last day or so, not finishing his grain and not showing much interest in hay. Noticed some messy diarrhea this morning, and a temp of 102.3. First vet I talked to didn't really want to come see him, said it was likely Potomac Horse Fever and suggested I take him directly to Cornell. Talked to Cornell, and was told that to treat a full-sized horse for PHF, the estimate is $4,000 to $6000.Because he's a mini, that could go down a bit. But even for them to treat him for one day, which is much less than ideal, and then send him home with a catheter and let me give him the antibiotics myself, would be between $1200 and $1500. I love my horses and would do anything for them, but I just don't have that kind of money right now, especially with gas prices, trying to stock up on wood for winter, etc. I was lucky enough to find a very good vet who agreed to come out to the farm and treat him at home. Duncan started IV antibiotics and banamine today, and had a CBC blood panel and PHF titre done. By 5:30, his temp was down from 102 to 99.1.Yahoo! The vet still has to come out at least twice more (pray it's not more than that) for follow-up IV antibiotics and banamine. It's still going to cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of $900, but at least that's better than the other estimates! I'll try to keep you updated!