Vet day for Cookie and Joey

Cookie waiting

Cookie waits her turn patiently

Today, July 12th, 2017,  Cookie and Joey received exams and dental check at Unionville Equine vet clinic.

COOKIE has been what is often termed a “hard keeper”.  She gets a large amount of food, free-choice hay, and 24/7 turnout, but it’s not easy keeping weight on her.   The vet reviewed the nutrition, took a fecal sample for parasite testing, and drew blood for a few blood tests.  When the results come back, we will have more information and be better prepared to help her.

JOEY has been in good health, but we wanted an opinion on his stifle joint.  Sometimes it locks, making it difficult for him to lift his left when backing up.  His history prior to arrival at Equihab is a mystery, and the vet felt x-rays might show if there was an old injury.

The x-rays showed everything was normal.  He got a routine dental check but didn’t need his teeth floated this time.  He will be turned out in a bit bigger pasture now, and that may help his stifle joint.  Movement builds muscle and muscling around the joint helps to prevent it from locking.

Joey's stifle

One view from the series of x-rays done of Joey’s left stifle joint

Dental checkup

Getting his teeth examined

x-ray joey

To check his stifle, the vet ordered x-rays of the joint

Cookie at the clinic

Cookie got an exam today

Cookie has her teeth checked

Cookie gets a dental exam

Cookie at the vet

Vet day for Cookie

MIKEY: time for routine vet visit & shots

Mikey visited the vet today for routine care.   He had his teeth checked & floated.  Blood was drawn for the Coggins test.  And he received vaccinations.  He behaved well for everything: catching, leading, loading, unloading, standing for vet, injections, and the ride back.

Mikey is available for adoption.

 

Mikey at the vet today

Another view of Mikey standing for the vet

Mikey's vet visit

Mikey gets routine vet care

Mikey dental

Mikey needs his teeth floated

Reese gets adopted

Today, June 30th, 2017, Reese left to live with her new adoptive family.  They seem like a great match.

Here’s one photo of her in her new home:

Reese gets adopted

A photo of Reese’s first day at her new home

REESE: Time for shots and teeth

Reese has a potential adopter looking at her.  So, today she’s off getting her shots, dental care, and Coggins test done.

Reese's dental care

Reese gets dental exam and float

Reese at the vet's office

Reese waits patiently for the vet

 

 

July Meeting

This month’s meeting will be on Thursday the 13th (7/13/17) at 6:30.

This month we’ll be meeting at the Denny’s in North East, Maryland.

Meeting is open to leadership, volunteers, and any adults interested in learning more or potentially volunteering.    Please RSVP so that we know to reserve a large enough table.

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