I am happy to report that Mynard Road, aka Jimmy, has a an adoption pending! We wish him and his adopter a very happy life together! 😀
Well, it turns out that Jimmy has a soler abscess. While he is much more comfortable on the bowed leg now that it is wedged up with two wedge pads and a shoe, he is still NQR on the abscess foot. Due to the long term healing process (daily soaking, etc.), Jimmy has gone to… Continue reading A Long Term Process
It looks like we’re finally on the mend. We’ve been waiting for the abscess to clear up, which I think it *finally* has. I’m still packing the hoof with iodine soaked cotton pads in order to keep it clean, but there is no heat in the hoof wall and Jimmy tells me through his actions… Continue reading Waiting on Clearance for Take Off
Well, the abscess has once again reared its ugly head. This darned thing just won’t go away. I thought it had, and stopped wrapping his foot and a few days later – BAM – its back. The vet put him on another round of Tucoprim, which this time, he’s not real keen on eating. We’re… Continue reading Still Irritating
I think that Jimmy finally seems to be near the end of his battle with the abscess. Ryan broke it open again on Tuesday and I packed it with Betadine for a couple of days and now I’m using a gentle Iodine. Ryan also trimmed the front feet. He said that the back feet were… Continue reading Abscess Wars: Nearing The End
Jimmy appears to be feeling much better! While he still favors his right front, it doesn’t seem to be near as sore as it has been. When I got him out of his stall today, he was favoring the RF, but not 3-legged lame like he had been. Plus, his attitude seemed to be much… Continue reading Gimpy, But Better
Ryan Clarke, my farrier, was out today and was able to find the abscess in Jimmy’s heel. Fortunately, Ryan didn’t have to do too much digging to find it and pop it open. He did say that it was pretty far up, but didn’t have to create too much of a hole. Its packed with… Continue reading Abscess Found!