Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The rescue mare's new "shoes" and an update

Today, the boots that were so graciously donated by Judi for our rescue mare's use arrived!

I was thrilled and so overwhelmed that someone would care that much.

I could not have afforded to provide these, and our vet assured me they were very much needed.

Although she is till quite thin, she has gained a lot internally. She is a great deal thicker.

She is still trying to figure out how to walk in the new boots, but you can tell that steps

do not cause her near the pain that they had prior to getting them!

Now, I don't have photos tonight, but I will get some ASAP:

Due to the tremendous neglect of her feet, we expected founder, and a small corium prolapse began on the front left hoof.

This photo below is NOT her, but her's looks almost just like this; her's is smaller and is in the front. It simply must heal up, and it takes a long time:

The above is a link I found that shows the healing process of a prolapse.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington