What a weird couple of days: First I had my mares palpated before
their lst rhino shot and they are PG!!! These are mares who others
have rented their bodies to make beautiful babies. Both had slipped
their foals earlier in the season. So am pleased everyone is doing their
part in the miracle of birth.
That is the good news - now for the bad....Last night while bringing
in horses for supper we were doing the lastest version of "OH I forget
where I am suppose to be." The grey horses are in the back barn
and the chestnuts are in another. (Hey dont ask me why it just turns out
that way). Anyway the dumb chestnuts knocked over a bag of chicken corn
and broke it open all over the barn floor. I put everyone in their stalls
except a yearling filly and went to close up the grey horses who did know
where they live..Keeping in mind that it is 8pm, pitch black outside& cold.
As I am coming around the corner outside I here my husband Tony saying
oh sh*t several times. I fiqure he is fussing about the spilled corn.
NO he is staring at the yearling filly eating the spilled corn while
her right leg is a piece of raw meat from the middle of the cannon bone
to the fetlock. UUGGHHH!!!!! SHe has skin torn in a /\ with tendons
exposed and cut.... She had trotted from the paddock to the barn with the
pack and showed no sign of injury. The fastest the vet could get there
was a hour and half. Because she wasnt pumping *** out like a squirt gun
it was decided to just put her in the stall, give her supper and let the
wound bleed to let it clean itself. When the vet got there, he
whistled,doped her up, cleaned the wound, stitched and wrapped the leg. I
was really surprized it all went back together. (I held additional lighting
and Tony held the horse up-he had to keep tapping her in the forehead to
remind her to stand up.)
I really appreciate my vets' skill with a needle. The filly is getting anti
botics and bute. I dont have to give shots. The first wrap stays for a week
and she is in the stall for at least a month. She is going to get really
cranky and her mother who is her next door neighbor will get fatter cause
she will stay in to keep her company. Hopefully we can get in some hand
walking after awhile. The vet expects the the tendons to heal saying
that if you have to have cut tendons better the ones in the front than the
back. What night. Then today was Sue Wilsons funeral... I am going to go
home & hid in my bed. Now all I have to do is fiqure out how to get all
that *** off of the barn floor..
Thanks for listening ....