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Do you know what happened to June? And where is July going in such a hurry? On the one hand it is welcome because bring on Not-Summer, but it seems like we just got back from Utah yesterday and not four days ago!

Tuesday Chewy didn't poop and wasn't keen on drinking. Her heart rate was 28, temp 100.3. Gave her a dose of Banamine and she had one pile Wednesday afternoon. Her respiratory rate seems elevated, but we've also hit hot and humid and it doesn't seem much more than anyone else. She had another pile Thursday, but none today. She seemed to poop when Chatham threatened tubing her, but no such luck today. He came out this afternoon and did a rectal exam and found some dry, hard balls of manure. She got her colon irrigated and we did a nasogastric tube, which she did not appreciate so much, but did really well considering zero sedation. We had a pile in addition to what Chatham pulled out about an hour or so after he left, which is good. She still isn't keen on eating or drinking. I may have to pick up some molasses to entice her.

Through this whole thing her heart rate has stayed right around 30 and she hasn't rolled other than when I have hosed her off. Definitely a-typical for a colic, but I guess the good news is it shouldn't be a strangulation, displacement, or. anything else requiring surgery. I just hope her appetite and thurst return. She did appear more interested in water yesterday afternoon and this morning, but she isn't hogging the salt block like usual.

I'm hoping she moves past this quickly. She's 24 and has been in excellent shape, not even a hint of arthritis. Absolutely the best walk/trot pony you could ask for. She has been known to be a picky eater, however, which probably is not working in her favor.

In less concerning news I worked Cinnamon twice this week and propped my phone on the mounting block for video (if I planned ahead better I'd pull out the video camera and tripod.

I blabbered more over on [ profile] equestrian, but here's the trimmed video.

Maybe by the end of the year I can have her going decently.

I worked Tru-D this week and she did awesome. She's picking up things quick and very respectful. I introduced the crupper and she had more issue with the plain rope under her tail to introduce the concept more than the crupper itself.

I'd write more, but children climbing on me.

Date: 2015-07-11 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey now, I'd like it if July and August would just hurry it up a little more. I'd like to walk, and be around the ponies again.

Hoping for the best for Chewy.

Date: 2015-07-14 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'd like it if they'd hurry along too. Not 100 would be nice.

Date: 2015-07-14 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. Thank you for not taking vertical video!
2. What shape and size is your riding area? Do you use it as a mixture of riding/turnout?

Date: 2015-07-15 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Vertical video drives me nuts, though it does happen on occasion.

It is about 75x85', but rides smaller because the horses are turned out in it when not in use (yay pee spots and water buckets to dodge!). Granted I have six horses living in that area. It would probably dry out pretty quick if there were only two in there. The arena has two stalls abutting it (one is not a full stall and I stash my jumps and cones under there) and then a pass-through gate that feeds into the small turnout that all of the other (6) stalls face. The little turnout is roughly 30x40' not including the additional 12x30' run to the arena. The tack shed sits between the two arena stalls and the turnout and if we are ever able to replace/move it we'll probably make the turnout area larger.


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