Odd symptoms and tests - ideas needed
So, my mare was scheduled to have her second gastroscope on Monday to make sure her ulcer problem is resolved. She has been improving in both her body condition and attitude towards work. On Wednesday, all of the sudden, she threw a fit with my trainer: wouldn't move, started kicking and wanting to lay down while ridden. We immediately saw something was wrong and took her in. I called the vet and we had some bloodwork done.
Her liver and kidneys are normal. She does have increased levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and AST (I have no idea of what that stands for). I've sent the results to the best vet I know (who unfortunately is too far away to take a look at her himself) and I'm waiting for his feedback.
She is clearly uncomfortable, and I am worried about her. I had the terrible idea of googling CPK and apparently it can indicate heart issues.
Has anyone ever experience anything like this?