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LP's Tiger (aka "Elle") had a big day yesterday. She went to the vet for a recheck of her ovaries and hormonal balances. In the summer, Elle seemed to be displaying signs of an ovarian tumor. Multiple ultrasounds revealed instead that she had an enlarged follicle that was creating the intense symptoms and elevated hormone levels. Elle was placed on Regumate (to stop her cycle and rebalance her system). Today she was due for another ultrasound (after 2.5 months on Regumate). Her ovaries looked normal but there was another enlarged follicle in her left ovary. And her uterus had some fluid in it -- which could be because she isn't having a typical response to Regumate (and is still trying to cycle a bit) or it could be due to the start of an infection. They are sending blood work and a culture to the lab -- so they can pinpoint exactly what is going on with Elle. The good news is that Elle is feeling MUCH better since being on Regumate -- and her symptoms have almost entirely vanished. We just want to be sure that there isn't another underlying condition that is creating anomalies in her reproductive system. Huge thanks to Dr. Carballo and Dr. Weaver of Austin Equine Hospital for their great care of Elle!! Elle was less appreciative of their services during the ultrasound -- but she enjoyed the sedation "margaritas" very much! 😄🍷🍹🐴 ... See MoreSee Less

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