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