I was wondering if anyone working with horses had any suggestions regarding my horses blood work. She does have a veterinarian that I trust, respect, and really am happy with. I know very little about horses, and need to know how much I should be stressing. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I was given Penelope (AKA: White Lightning), back in November. She is my first horse. She is 18 years old. I board her at a barn/horse rescue facility. I see her every day. She is half Andalusian and half TBH. She wears shoes and she is a dominant mare, I have been told. She kicks the corral door. She is fed a combo of senior diet, large pellets, and tons of bermuda grass.I have a freedom feeder for her that is always filled with the bermuda.
Tuesday she ran up to the arena corral metal gate and tried to jump it from a canter,but got in wrong and instead hesitsted, then tried to pop over it and didn't make it, got her legs all tangeled up in it, She did a full somersault and hurt herself pretty bad. She was shocky after that and her vet was out to check her in about 25minutes. She was given IVF (LRS), She had her front teethe go through her lip and took the full force of the hit with her left shoulder.She had multiple injections. Sorry I don't know what all of them were but she did have steroids, DMSO, and of course sedation with acepromazine. It took about 5 hours before she defecated, and another hour after that before she urinated. She continued to get LRS (two bags at a time full open) until she had urinated 5 times. She ate the entire time. She is getting electrolytes twice a day.She is really sore of course today. She has some lacerations and cuts and scrapes on her but nothing the Veterinarian felt needed to be addressed other than with swatt for now. She is a very high strung horse and it is hard to do some things to her without a fight.
So, that is all I can think of for now. Any advice?