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post #11 of 16 Old 06-04-2013, 08:39 PM
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Oh my goodness. Sending healing vibes your way!
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Vet came out today and said he was surprised at how good Chorro looks :) Just what you like to hear. He said to start exercising him to help with the swelling. I'm going to move the horses around so I can use the round pen without any mares being in the line of sight. I'm using this injury as a good way to start working with and handling before he's gelded in a week. This is just kind of like a head start for us. When he's gelded he should already know the round pen routine so exercising him after that will be a piece of cake.

I let him out in the run today after the vet left (rather than stuck in the 12'x12' stall) and the first thing he did was run to the fence to stand by the two geldings in the back pasture. There is a 10' walkway between him and the back pasture fence but he and the two geldings just stood there together. I think he'll be just fine to put in with them after gelding. Like I said, I'm using this injury as a head start on him.

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post #13 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 07:30 PM
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This is the same horse that I had decided to get gelded a week from Friday. The vet said he should be fine to geld.

Sounds like he may have just taken care of matters and gone ahead and gelded himself... Yowzers.
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OUCHIE... I took care of my neighbors horse that got ran onto a tpost , but it was in his chest. Vet had us flush it with water daily, and spray it with scarlet oil. ( makes me cringe , stuff will sting, got on my cut on my hand)
Now the horse only has a tiny scar thats really not noticed.
Hope your Charro heals well,, Sounds like Auntie needs to leave the care of the animals alone. She may just have power of attorney for medical, you should find the copy to see if she has total POA on financial etc. Maybe get grandpa to sign the horse over to you ?
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Around here when something happens like this, husband's first comment would be "Well, that proves he ain't worth a nickle. Just turn 'im out. You couldn't kill that sucker with a 30.06."

All BS aside, I am glad he is doing so well. Is he on a pretty heavy round of antibiotics? About 4 or 5 days out you need to really look out for infection.
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Yes on heavy antibiotics. He gets his second shot tomorrow. Vet said this stuff,2 shots for $100, or penicillin 2x a day for a week. I decided to go with the 2 shots. Who wants to give injections twice a day?

Cherie: My hubby said something very similar. Even offered to try the 30.06 just to see ;)

Freia: Funny story, vet said 3" back and he'd have gelded himself. Stupid animal could have at least saved us some money.

Stevenson: So I may have taken matters into my own hands today and had grandpa sign the horse over. I've got his papers in my name and a bill of sale. The price you ask? $1. Grandpa really loves all his horses (which is why he never sold any, even the ones that didn't race well) so he was happy to have me taking this guy. I let the vet know that he's signed over to me. I'm glad we have such a great vet who has known my Grandpa personally for 30 years.
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