Endiku, she's looking so much better. In the first picture you posted, I can't see her ribs at all. She still looks awkward but she's definitely not as skinny. She'll grow into herself now that she's putting weight on.
You're not kidding Verona! Little goof ball needs a padded cell xD And yes, she's definitely super butt high right now! Lol. I don't think I've ever been this excited to have a yearling be this butt high at almost their second year, but I couldn't be happier with her growth and how she's filling out.
Celeste- its hard to tell. When I wiggled the syringe it didn't go any deeper than the surface so I'm hoping that means its just a superficial type puncture, but I'm no expert. I'll probably take the wrap off tomorrow and reevaluate the leg. If its still cold to touch, not swollen, and she doesn't mind me poking around and cleaning it again, I'll just keep wrapping it and cancel the vet. Any signs of nasties or pain though, and I'll drag him out here xD I'd hate for there to be something inside of it that I can't see or something.
Tempest- thanks! Yes, she's pretty much the princess of Awkward right now, but that's alright. As long as she's healthy, happy, and has at least a hint of 'decent horse' still in there, I'm happy! Lol. She's pretty much at the point of no ribs showing until she stretches or turns, then you can see them. I'm thinking another 15-20 lbs and she should be ok? If I end up shipping her though I think I'll want a little bit of 'insurance' weight on her in case she ships poorly due to stress or something. I'm expecting her to be off her feed for a day or two when she finally gets to Family P's pasture too, but hopefully she'll be alright. I have some probios ready to dose her with before she leaves in hopes of stimulating her gut beforehand, so hopefully that will help!
I have some probios ready to dose her with before she leaves in hopes of stimulating her gut beforehand, so hopefully that will help!
You mightttt want to start introducing her to them prior to the move [maybe she's had them before, I forget! Haha]. Lacey, Captain of the "I will literally eat anything" brigade, acts like I'm trying to poison her whenever I add probios to her feed.
She's eaten white cheddar flavored popcorn and liked it [probably not the best idea on my part but she was really into it! Haha]...but Probios= "OMG, there is ARSENIC in my food. I'M going to DIEEEEEEE". What a drama queen. :P
Also, Kenzie's looking so good! I'm really impressed. Keep it up! Go Allyson and Kenzie!
Haha, thankfully she's had them twice before. Once for a one month period, another time just for two weeks. She put up less of a fuss about them than she did about the beet pulp being in her feed (now her food is probably 60% beet pulp and she eats it like a pig. SHHHH). I've been adding them when the food is already soaked though, so I'm hoping they're dissolving into the food? Or am I totally ruining it and making her not even get the probios? I don't know honestly.
Also, update. I checked the puncture yesterday and this morning and it has thus far looked just fine so I ended up holding off on the vet. Maybe I should have just spent the money but to be completely honest after paying a month's board here at the farm (full price) for Kenzie plus Sour's board, then the amount that I spent on buying Kenzie, I'm pretty much broke right now. I would have to majorly dip into my emergency fund (which IS what that's for...but my fund is pretty depleted after Sour's fetlock sprain and so now I'm like 'NO.SAVETHEMONEY). Hopefully that wasn't a bad choice. The area never did swell or get hot though, and it has stayed clean and dry so I HOPE she'll be just fine. She isn't favoring it at all either.
As for Family P's horse, the vet thinks she has the flu. He gave her a round of antibiotics for some secondary infection in the nasal passage (or at least I think that's what they said it was for) and said the flu should run its course in a week or two, but they're to call him if she gets worse or the fever continues. It isn't a super high fever, but still concerning. Kenzie wasn't always really high either.
That being said, I think we're looking at about 3 weeks for moving Kenzie, but it all depends on how fast the mare gets better.
Oh, and I was having the best time ever watching Kenzie yesterday! I had taken her bandage off and she was like 'FREEEDOME FROM BONDAGE!!!' and started galloping around the paddock like an idiot xD I'm no expert but she's got some gorgeous gaits when she's feeling peppy. Her trot is super lofty and she flags her tail like she's some sort of fancy Arabian, head in the air...its the best. And her canter practically looks like she's skipping. The gallop....well, its fast, but its super clumsy xD pretty typical baby thoroughbred 'wanna be a race horse' gallop I think. Lol!
If the pictures of Kenzie's little "boo boo" are really representative of what it looks like, and she is running around like a maniac, I think you should be fine to just watch for swelling and heat like you are.
One thing that I think that would be money well spent is to vaccinate her for flu. You can get a combo of tetanus, EEE, WEE, and Flu. It should give her some protection within two weeks. I think it would be well worth the trouble.
That sounds like a really good idea Celeste. That way even after the mare is healthy again, if theres germs in the pasture or on something, she'll have a little 'extra' going for her. Anything helpful is good, since I'm sure she'll be more susceptible when she's stressed in a new home than normal.
I have more pictures for you guys! I totally forgot to take another one of her leg though o.o whoops. She's wet in half of them because she had a bath. She sweats even when she's just standing around and she gets disgusting, so I hose her off just to cool her down and get all of the sweat off once a day and she gets a 'bubble bath' every other week.
Saddest, most hilarious thing ever xD she's being boarded in her old pen but has a new paddock buddy (so now its a 16 year old mare Bess, then new buddy, and her) because he was just weaned and they have nowhere else to put him. He's SUPER spunky and Kenzie doesn't know what to think of him. Apparently she thinks she's just 'way' too old for him and mostly ignores him while he pesters her about playing. The sad part though? She's 21 months old. He's 4 months old and literally two inches shorter than her. He's a big baby, but wow xD way to make Kenzie look short. I'm not even sure exactly what breeds he is... they said his dad is a TB, and his dam was out of a National Show horse and a QH so he's like Thoroughbred/Arabian/Quarter horse/ASB who-the-heck-knows-what-else. He's STOUT and seems to be well built though, surprisingly. I was hoping the two of them would play but so far they've grazed a little together and Kenzie has sat around watching him prance around, and that's about it.
So here they are, Busch and the midget TB ;)
'be aloof. Maybe if I act all mature she'll decide she can hang with me'
'is she noticing me yet?'
'MUHTHUR. He's bothering me. I can't associate with immaturity at such heights as he exhibits obviously so you should tell him to just bug off. Feed me now?'
'Honestly. Do you really expect me to play with him? What do I look like, a babysitter?'
'NOW will you play?!'
After a bath, looking exhausted after such an awful babysitting experience. Poor poor Kenzie.
My girlie <3 looking as annoyed as ever I see...LOL.
Then this cute little girl came up and asked to help me groom Kenzie, and I couldn't resist. So she gave her a 'makeover' including a brushed tail and braided forelock. (How cool is that? We've officially cured the head shyness with lots of poll scratches and ear rubs!)
I'm probably totally, totally, off with this - I know absolutely nothing about foals/colts, BUT, if you haven't checked yet, it might be ideal to check that Mr. Spunky hasn't dropped yet.
It just seems like Kenzie's luck to get unexpectedly knocked up. And that would be seriously unfortunate.
Maybe Kenzie's too stunted to be cycling yet...I know nothing! Haha
[you've probably already checked, but you know. Haha He's probably way to young...but I think there was member on here who had a colt born with his "boys" already dropped = overly concerned Wallaby over here ]
Smart thinking Wallaby! Thankfully PO did at least something right and he's actually already been gelded along with the other weanling (6 months I think?) she had this year. I actually didn't even know you could geld that early, since they don't always drop that fast, but apparently you can O_o he was only gelded about 12 days ago though, so maybe they shouldn't be in together yet? I'm not all that sure.
I actually don't know if Kenzie is cycling or not. I've never noticed anything when cleaning her and she pretty much has the same temperament day in, day out, so I think she's going to be one of those that its hard to tell with. Maybe there is a way that I don't know about that can help you tell?