Today I have a very brief blog post:
The vet came to look at Slick – I wasn’t available so Hubby met the vet for me.
Slick is sicker than I thought.
Not only does he have sand in his gut (which surprised me because my glove test didn’t reveal any sand – to me), but he has an infection in his sinus area. The bad smell appeared today.
It is either a bad tooth or a sinus infection. A bad tooth could be why he is losing weight except he eats like a … horse.
He also is Cushings which I already knew.
The vet took blood and I will find out tomorrow (Tues morn).
The course of action is to have him eat very soggy beet pulp with one cup of psyllium, three times a day. (In a panic/rush, I just ordered Psyllium Fiber Blend from Valley Vet…). I am going to put a call into Omega Alpha and find out what they recommend as well. I will also keep him on Biotic 8 for his gut.
The vet is coming back to figure out what the bad smell is – poor pony. (I don’t know why the vet didn’t check his teeth/sinus today… I think because I wasn’t around to authorize the fees but I’m not sure. I will find out when I speak with him tomorrow – Tuesday.)
I hope we figure this out really quickly so the boy doesn’t suffer much longer. The bloodwork will tell us something.
I am gone for the next two days – of course, I have to travel when there is a sick horse OY! – so Hubby is going to make sure that Slick gets his beet pulp and psyllium. Hubby will also be here when the vet visits again to sort out Slick’s nose/teeth/sinus issue.
Thank you, Hubby…
So, for now, the pony is sick and the Humans are rallying around to fix him.
I’ll keep you posted.
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