Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnson Creek, WI
I had stepped down her bute dose starting last wednesday. Thursday she was moving amazing. I really thought we had turned a corner. She was tossing her head around and really wanted to go for a run in the pasture! I would have loved to let her, but a mother knows best!
Then, as I said in another post, she took off a bootie and I had to take the other off that night. She was horrible on friday. I thought I would get the boots back on and give her a couple of days to recover from being without them. But we were still in pretty rough shape so yesterday I upped the bute to 2 grams again. I did only 1 dose today and we swapped out the booties too. She actually held up her left foot for us to put it on, which must show some improvement. Farrier comes out on Thursday so hopefully she will at least be able to do that foot.
Super cute though, I went into the shed to get supplies and my husband disappeared. I came out with all the stuff and he was sitting in the lean to with her talking to her. She had her head down and he was scratching her and chatting about getting old. Hehe, despite himself, I think he has grown to actually like my old mare.
This thread is really helping me keep track of when we did what with her treatment. I get so forgetful sometimes so this is nice to keep it straight.
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