Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Katie and us had a real scare today.  Bob went over to feed our steers and found Abby down with her hind leg in the fence.  She had laid there and struggled quite a while.  The ground under her was thawed and wet.  Bob called Katie and she came right out.  They got the wire off her leg.  She was trembling and Bob could not get her up.  Katie walked over to get her halter and Abby struggled to her feet.  Bob called me to come sit with Justin and he came and grabbed the first two blankets out of our blanket trunk.  They put the cooler on and then the blanket over it.  She would not put that back leg down but they got her to the stall.  She pooped and peed.  They gave her a tube of electrolytes and a dose of bute.  Neither of us had any banamine.

She called a vet and she came out shortly.  Her left leg has some cuts but not bad.  She pulled muscles in her leg,  hip and clear up into her back.  The vet gave her banamine and they shut her into the stall.Two weeks of stall rest and the vet will come check on her Friday.  It was so scary. 

I would rather have been out helping because I could not see what they were doing and she was Katie's horse so Justin and I had a good visit.

Other than that, just a normal day.  I was supposed to hear from the fair grounds about the adoption today but they did not call.  I will call them in the morning if I don't hear.

Take care, remember Abby in your prayers.