Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vet visit Update

I write this for those who are following this story to see a happy ending, to update those who have been kind and donated towards her care and to let those who are thinking about ways they might help know things they can do.

Since I have received some kind donations, I want to be as open about the care of this mare AS POSSIBLE, the costs, the treatment, etc. . .


Above is a scan of the vet's report today

We will be picking up her meds when they come in tomorrow or the next day.

I expect that to run $200 - the call charge and exam fee is $60

Our vet highly recommended boots on all four feet.

** REVISED:

If bought at Jeffers, they would be a tad under $100.

If ANYONE has any in her size (can measure, just email) that you do not need
or if you would like to buy a set of 4, 2 or even just one:

http://www.jefferspet.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=1&pf_id=11827

The above link has the cheapest I can find, and orders of $50 have free shipping.

I can give you my shipping address, if anyone if interested in doing this as a way to help the mare.

He said she will need to wear them for 6-12 months.
****ABOVE revised - someone has offered to generously purchase boots for her!

He felt the wound on the pastern is healing well, recommended collasate spray, which we've had good luck with in the past on livestock and equine injuries, and he said to keep wrapping, as we have already been doing.

He said her teeth looked pretty good, but her age looked to be at least 8 years old, not 6 as we'd thought.

You can donate today or tomorrow directly to Brown Veterinary since we will not have to pay the bill until we pick up the medications on order:

Bute in powder form for 60 days
Chlorhexidine for soaking - 1 gallon
Collasate Spray - I bottle
SMZ tablets - 500 count

It is a LOT of help if you can just cross post this to email, facebook, forums and blogs you frequent.

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LUCAS FARM

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