Sunday, April 19, 2009

Olympia Update

Of course, even though Sally and I are out of town for the next week or so, rescue never ends...

Yesterday Olympia was brought into the clinic by Leo. She had been showing some colic signs the day before, was treated at Shiloh, and seemed better. She was watched closely, and was dosed with Banamine again during the night by Felipe. Early on Saturday, we decided to bring her into the clinic where the vets looked at her and started her on colic treatment. After oiling her and examining her, Dr. Ballard is not sure what is causing her colic, but it could possibly be a stone. Oil is getting out, but no manure is passing. Time will tell as she remains in the clinic. I will update you all later today when I hear from the vet.

On the other hand, little Dude is doing better and is eating and passing normally now. He will return to Shiloh at the beginning of the week.

I know it sounds like we have an inordinate amount of colics lately, but the fact is that almost half of our 140 horse population is made up of horses over 20 years of age, most of these are over 25 years of age. With these old guys, we don't like to wait and we bring them into the clinic immediately...

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