Shiloh Volunteer/Boarder/Adopter/Equipment Manager Dave arrived first (before the vet) and while checking pasture horses over, he noticed that his horse Rookie had hurt his eye. The vet checked him first and found that Rookie had scratched his eye and it had created an ulcer. Rookie is being treated and should make a great recovery.
Then it was Pig Newton's turn. He was to be castrated and he was NOT happy about it. Dr. Little put Pig Newton to sleep for the procedure with a gas mask. Watch this video and listen to the screaming! Turn your volume up and enjoy! (Notice, Sally the Pig Wrangler is right in there! Hold him Sally!)
Before the vet's arrival, we caught Oscar Meyer telling Pig Newton all about what was going to happen to him... Pig Newton looked worried, Oscar looked pleased. Leo and Felipe look a little queasy... They are keeping a close eye on Dr. Little's scalpel.
Go to sleep Pig Newton...
Next to be gelded was Salsa! As the vet said, it was a true "Testicle Festival" today! This is what we were all waiting for! Poor Salsa! (It's hard to know who was more upset, Salsa or Dave!) He went thorough the whole procedure with no problems but, afterwards, before he got up, he just laid on the grass making a sad hee-hawing sound! But, enough about Dave! :o) Just kidding! An hour later, Salsa was back to his old tricks and vying for the center of attention. But, we are teasing him now, calling him "Salsette" and talking about Dave's "new daughter"! :o)
Dreaming of his un-gelded days...
We had Philadelphia's cheek bump checked again, we will be taking him into the clinic to have x-rays done and any floating bone chip removed. Daisy, Flower, and Sitka will also be taken into the vet at the same time to have their feet x-rayed again and their deformed hooves worked on by the vet and shoer in the clinic.
Philadelphia has his tear ducts flushed out.
We also had some of the Gummies checked over. We wanted to make sure we were doing all we could for these older guys. Dr. Little said, they just don't have many teeth left and nature is taking it's course. He said to continue them on the feeding program they are on and keep an eye on them. Gummie Mendoza did have some proud flesh removed from his old wound. When he was rescued, he had horrible cuts all over his lower legs, all have healed but one had a large amount of extra tissue growth.