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BG is recovering from the laminitis! I actually think the herbs helped her!






BG is better!

But what is astounding me, is that I think the herbs I was told to get for her, actually worked!  (I had used herbs previously with Mama Tess, and none worked… so I was not optimistic.)

But I think this time, the HOOF AILMENT formula from FOR THE LOVE OF THE HORSE actually worked!  (No affiliation, I wish!)

5 days ago, BG was stable, but still very sore on the left front.  She was wearing Soft Ride boots with no sugar/carb food, soaked Teff, Bute twice a day – and she was maintaining.

Three days ago, I received my HOOF AILMENTS herbs.  To be honest, I didn’t think it would work because the herbs I purchased 8 years ago to help Mama Tess, hadn’t helped her.   (To be fair, MT had a much more severe case of founder than BG, so there’s that.)

Anyway, the herbs arrived and I started administering them as instructed.

At the same time, my vet had asked me to quit any Bute 24 hours before our appointment.

I did that.  I quit the Bute but continued the herbs.

This morning, with no Bute on board, she was better than she has been in a week!  She practically ran out of her stall without her boots!  I could not believe it!  She picked up both of her feet for the vet and didn’t wince at all.

I was amazed.

She is still tender on the left front, so I put her back into her cushy stall, but she is amazingly better.

It could be just time… and it could be a coincidence… but with NO BUTE on board and for her to be better than she was the day before, is astounding.

So, I am going to continue with the Hoof Ailment Herbs and keep you all posted.

(Also, because of the success of these herbs, I purchased the MMP Stop Solution from For the Love of the Horse.  … Just in case, I want it on my shelf.  Again, no affiliation)

Video of BG walking.

Click image to watch a video of BG walking. It isn’t perfect, but much, much better!

STEROIDS AND FOUNDER…

So the vet thinks this laminitis/founder episode was created due to a ‘perfect storm’ of events.  First, she was on steroids to help her horrible hives.  Then she was just recently trimmed and put back on our ground which is very uneven and hard right now… and we just got new, more rich hay…  The vet said steroids alone can founder some horses.  So, just adding some elements that would normally not bother BG, did bother her because of the heavy steroids.

I had forgotten about steroids adding to the stress of inflammatory issues to create founder…

Right before I put BG back into her cushy stall after the vet visit today, I watched her do this – all her weight on her front legs as she scratched her itch.  I loved it and took a pic!

I was very happy to see BG put all of her weight on her front legs to scratch and itch!

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FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $405 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22($780)

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Such a great image… A one in a million photograph. Vincent J Musi.






This story below is from our friend, Vincent Musi.  He is a photographer.  You know him because of the dog portraits I’ve posted and his book:

 

I also follow his IG page.

Here is an example of Vincent J Musi IG page.

 

VINCENT’S STORY.

Remember last month when we supported VitalImpacts.org photography?  Well, here is why Vincent joined up.  I love the story and the image.

Vincent’s story:

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Cowboy Hat, Route 66

I’m often asked which is my favorite photograph.

I don’t have one of my own, but this one comes close if I did. It means a lot to me, but you can’t see any of that in the picture.

I’ve had a lot of great opportunities in my life, and working for National Geographic was one of them, coming in my 30s after a decade working for newspapers and other publications.

The year was 1996, the place Seligman, Arizona.

My feet were firmly planted on the side of the famous Route 66, and I was on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. My rental car was a cool purple convertible and NatGeo was paying for it! The top was always down. I carried two small Leica cameras and had a backpack full of film. My assignment, the great American road trip, was ahead of me.

I was on my way.

And when I raised my camera, my hat blew away.

Metaphor? Humbling for sure. That’s why the photograph has always been a reminder about choices, luck, friendship, chance, and a poorly fitted straw hat.

My colleagues at Vital Impacts have dedicated their lives to making meaningful photographs and are always looking for ways to make their work do more. Frustrated and horrified by the war in Ukraine, some have gone to document the tragedy.

Trying to contribute, I am proud to offer this image as part of IMPACT NOW for Humanitarian Relief with the photographers of National Geographic. 100% of profits will be donated to @directrelief, who are allocating these funds to the regions in the world in most need of humanitarian aid. They are working in Ukraine now to provide medical aid to people affected by the conflict.

You can see all the images at vitalimpacts.org

Thank you for your support.

@vital.impacts

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $1010 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you!


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