Mushy foods for my horse's tongue...
I need some advice what to feed my horse who cut her tongue pretty badly today.
In the morning my bro told me Java wasn't eating hay and "grinding her teeth" and I ran outside all the while praying it was no neurological problem. (mom scared me by saying it was actually tetanus and that soon, her eyelids will protrude). That is how my parents usually calm me down.
Anyway, when I got there, she wasn't moving her jaw the way relaxed horses do - you know, chewing and eating.... But she was her usual sweet self although definitely hungry. She had some blood and saliva on her knees and face, so I decided it was choking... (my bro told me, it was colic, so I was closer.. Ha!)
When the vet came, she sedated Java and showed me her bleeding tongue. Along with the new cut that made half her tongue hang out, there was an old scar from a previous tongue injury that I did not know about. Altogether, it was a gaping mess and we decided to suture it closed.
The vet prescribed mushy foods which is where you can help me. I am not a show or barn girl, my horses don't wear blankets, and I never fed them more than hay, water, and minerals, so I really need some advice from you!
I tried making a bran mash for her which she loved, and I sent my Mom to buy hay cubes.
What are some good mushy foods for my poor horse's tongue?
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