Who February 13, 2007
Well, we have been trying to get our Appy pony, "Who", back on the right track. She stopped eating last Thursday, on Feb. 8th. We called the vet in who drew blood, floated her teeth and told us to get her to drink. She was very dehydrated from her looks. She had a frightfully swollen jaw from the floating and did not eat at all till Saturday. The swelling is still noticable, but much improved! The vet had us pick up some Benamine shots to get her to eat. We also have been feeding her bran 4 x's a day and whatever else we could get in her. A salt lick to get her thirst going is not working that well. She never was a big drinker. Now for her not to colic after all this. Nothing showed from her blood work, so we aren't really sure why she is doing poorly. We were told that she needs to drink! What is that saying..."You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." I just am really praying she improves quickly. She is probably about 23, not terribly old for a pony, but still not a spring chicken. We also have this nasty snow storm coming through. They are calling for 3 feet!