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    12-19-2010, 08:09 PM
Weird encounter with vet the other day....

I was at my dad's when the vet came the other day to give Excel his pain relief shot for his leg injury, and my mom said it was pretty weird. They came to the door and my mom said she'd be right out to help; the vets said she didn't need to, Excel was easy so they could give it to him quick. She said okay. These vets are new; we switched to them recently because they are much cheaper than the practice we were with originally (they don't have any overhang, they're best friends that live together and work out of their own property).

So my mom says after she got her coat and stuff on she went back to the barn to help, and when she got there, one vet was bringing Excel out and the other woman was desperately trying to shut the gate to Arthur's stall. There's a catch to it and the ground is packed under it tight, so that door is pretty hard to shut sometimes. In that stall was Arthur, his mini girlfriend, and her foal. My mom thinks it was weird; that she didn't want my mom to know she was in there with the foal.

Would this seem....weird to you if it were your vet? I think it's pretty strange she was in there in the first place when she was there to treat another horse.
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    12-19-2010, 09:53 PM
I would consider it weird, unless there had been something going on with one of the animals in that stall. If one of them had got cast, or was banging around a lot all of a sudden or something like that, I would think it too weird, they were just helping the horse before he/she got hurt. But if nothing weird was going on in that stall, and they all looked normal, ect., then I would wonder why exactly they were in there, when the entire point of their visit it to treat the horse that actually has the problem. Did your mom ask them what they were doing? That's the first thing I would have done, is ask hey, what are you doing, was something wrong with the horse or however it would be worded, nicely of course, and then get on with the matter of actually helping with the horse they were supposed to be treating.
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    12-19-2010, 10:08 PM
Had that one ever seen Excel? Maybe the one vet started to open that stall thinking he was in there, and the other vet made the correction that it was the wrong stall??
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    12-19-2010, 10:13 PM
If a horse in the stall was hurt, I would think they would tell my mom. It's pretty important to know if a horse was cast IMO, especially if you're a vet. They knew who Excel was, they had both been there the day Excel got hurt and the day after to treat him. It wouldn't bother me so much if that girl hadn't been furiously trying to shut the gate when she saw my mom coming, you know? I would have asked what they were doing if it were me, but I guess my mom didn't know what to say.
    12-19-2010, 10:28 PM
I don't think it's a big deal. I'd be willing to bet that the other vet just got the horses mixed up. You said this was a new vet. Either way though, IMO, it really doesn't matter. It was your vet, not some stranger poking around in the barn.
    12-20-2010, 12:38 AM
True, I'm probably just overreacting.
    12-20-2010, 01:03 AM
While vets are professional...I am sure that it can be hard to resist the urge to love up on a foal. That's what I would have thought...
    12-20-2010, 01:09 AM
I can of course understand that, but the rushing to close the door before my mom saw she'd been in there just
    12-20-2010, 02:23 AM
I can see her doing that if she was unsure what your mom's reaction would be. If she were concerned that your mom would get quite upset at her, and she wants to avoid that, I just don't get why they didn't ask "hey I have a few extra minutes, could I go in and see the baby" once your mom made it out to the barn. I'm sure that they probably did just wanna see the baby, and had no other thoughts in their head other than "awww what a cute baby", but I'm overprotective of my horses, so it would bug me if my vet did that with one of my horses when they were supposed to be doing something different but that's just me.
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