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What to feed? To condition a starved mare

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        05-26-2010, 02:52 PM
    She has a salt/mineral block but she ignores it. I've shown it to her several times. The cow is crazy over it though :roll: Her leg was a bit stocked up last night so I cleaned the wound really good and put wound dust on it. Then I took a rag, dipped it in ice water and held it to her leg. Any time the rag got a bit warm I dunked it again and squeezed the ice water onto her leg. I would have used a hose but they didn't have one hooked up yet. I did that for about 10 minutes and walked her a little bit and by the time I left the swelling had gone down some. I had been planning on having the kids ride her at a walk but with her leg so stocked up I showed them and explained and they where so cute. All nodding serious and frowning and trying to pretend like they new what I was talking about. I checked the wound carefully and there is no puss at all. Then I cleaned it and it was all clean pink, healthy looking flesh. She is still eating fine and was trotting around playing with the cow and goats so I don't think it is bothering her too much. There is a tiny bit of heat but it is barely noticeable. I think that as long as no-one rides her and it gets cleaned and hosed down with cold water she should be alright. If she starts limping or looks off I'll call the vet. But I think she is okay for now. I don't have a digital camera so I couldn't take pictures of it to show.
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