Friday, February 17, 2017

Updates, updates, updates

Riot-this boy is back to being a wild child. You would never know he had been so sick. Yesterday he finally got his amputation, and I was able to find both testicles externally so he also got neutered.  He was already walking around last night and even using the stairs. He's pretty good at down but sometimes needs carried up. I didn't figure it would be a huge adjustment for him since he didn't use the leg much anyway. 

Havoc-is about 10 days out of surgery and is healing great. He's getting around well, learned how to climb out of the ex-pen, run around, fetch and is using some stairs. Both are super sweet and hopefully will be easy place. And we have so far kept Havoc safe Parvo!

Slick- had a mild episode of colic a few weeks ago. She did well but has seemed a little not herself lately. Monday she started not eating well and Tuesday started having diarrhea. We send some blood out which looked ok. We also have a fecal panel pending. Meanwhile we have started symptomatic and non-specific treatment after consulting with an equine internist at the university. Over the past 24 hours her appetite is some improved but still having diarrhea.  But we haven't started all the meds yet. Had to order them. We are hoping for the best but know that these issues can be pretty serious in older horses. 

Everyone else seems fine. The house cats shared an episode of sneezing excessively. Each did so for about a week. Legend has gotten into a few NW trials for the spring so we will continue our quest to get to the elite division. 

I've been enjoying the unseasonable February weather since I have been washing puppies and doctoring horses. But I'm sure I'll enjoy the weather in Aruba in May even more!

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