Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunshine and good information

This morning Bob and I attended a Customer Appreciation Day open to everyone from Drs. McKinley and Peters. Dr. McKinley has been our vet since he came down from Canada and started his practice. He is the one who saved Pepper's life a few weeks ago. He talked over an hour about the problem of unwanted horses and what we are going to do about it. Maybe tomorrow I can go over the list. Then his Vet Assistant talked about emergency kits and what to carry. She added some things but her biggest thing was duct tape.

Probably the most interesting part of the day was a demonstration on a mini stallion named Shrek of a scope that they can examine the stomach with. Down thru the nose. We saw his esophagus, and all parts in between. He told us with this machine they can diagnose strangles and virtually eradicate it.

Now we are off to have dinner with our kids. I did not know they were coming so early or I would not have started this. The sun is shining, stalls are cleaned and now off to eat.


1 comment:

  1. Cool!!! That sounds fun!!! So, I'd like to hear what he said about unwanted horses. I know it must be a big problem. Have fun at dinner.