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post #1 of 5 Old 07-24-2013, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well that was a quick and painless visit.

My horse has a huge issue with the vet.

As in, if she even sees the truck, good luck getting a halter on. Good luck putting a chain over her nose if she sees one..good luck even getting her to stand still for a vet to even just say hello. I'm talking nonstop rearing.

However, today, Philly had a visit from the vet and she behaved BEAUTIFULLY. I received a text Friday night while at work, that the cut my horse had Thursday evening (which I wrapped) turned into two, she was 3 legged lame coming in from the pasture and her leg was CRAZY swollen. So, I got off at 11, made it to the barn by midnight and soaked her leg for about a half an hour with water, doctored it, etc. Wrote on her board to keep her in (weekends they go out all day) and didn't want her to injure herself further. She's the herd leader and god forbid someone step out of line..

None the less, I was concerned yesterday that it wasn't healing as well as I would like, my friend trailered over to ride and I had her look at it, and she agreed that it'd be best to call the vet, so that happened.

When he got there, I informed him that she will probably need drugged, I'm understanding and am not against it. He said he would like to at least look at her without drugging her. Hey, whatever works.

Seriously, within 10 minutes he had her foot in his hands, examining everything and goes "Well, it's not deep enough to worry about proud flesh, she just scrapped the skin off..and you really didn't need me to come out because it's healing exactly how it should for where it is, but I'm gonna give you something to put on it that'll help it heal faster." The whole visit was 15 minutes.

Rather be safe than sorry..though my bank account is going to hurt when I get the bill, annnnnnnd maybe next time the vet comes, Philly will behave even better!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 12:18 AM
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I'm glad she's okay and behaved well for the vet

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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One of my horse hates the vet/farrier too... isn't it such a relief when it goes well? But then I'm always a touch suspicious as too why she's behaving SO well all of a sudden...
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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One of my horse hates the vet/farrier too... isn't it such a relief when it goes well? But then I'm always a touch suspicious as too why she's behaving SO well all of a sudden...
HAHAHA, I know right? My horse is so docile that when she misbehaves, unless people see it, they don't believe me. -__- I spent half of winter/going into spring riding a crazy horse that reared anytime another horse left her, which included her running down the road..without me..running through the forest back towards the barn..without me, but thankfully she stopped when she realized she was by herself and somehow got stuck on a tree branch and just patiently waited until someone found her. Cut her grain back/stopped riding with crazy people and she's back to her lazy self..50 ft behind everyone else, but oh lawdy, it's another story when the vet comes.

Maybe it's just needles? Though, she won't let him check her teeth without being drugged.

She was really good for the farrier, until he put shoes on her this past time. Then she had her rearing fit, which I was able to correct. Considering how bad she used to be, this is a MAJOR improvement, and he said she really didn't do too bad for shoes the first time and next time should be a lot easier.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 09:10 PM
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Glad it was minor and your horse likes the vet. Mine nickers to the vet when he comes out of the clinic to meet us in the driveway. Vet was impressed, said the horse recognized him, and he did! My horse is weird though, he likes injections, and he was getting a Legend IV before a major competition, vet gave it to him right in the driveway, we were gone is 2 minutes.
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