8/17/2009

Colic

This is Mushboy's horse Ginger, we affectionately call her "The Duchess" because she is so regal. She had a rough Sunday. She started colicking early in the morning and it took all day to get her ready to settle in for the evening. It will be a water only diet for the next 12 hours, much to Ginger's upset. She will get a bit of food then, as long as she poops.
The DOR wanted to spend more time with the herd, but she would rather it wouldn't have been with one very sick horse. Ginger was given lots of water to try and flush things out. She had impacted poop removed from her other end...ewwww! Through all of this she conducted herself with dignity and grace befitting her royal self. Even when she was in a lot of pain she was a good patient. Ginger never forgets she is a lady.
The DOR is going to move Ginger in with Freedom and Salty. She says that my niece and I might be fussing her too much and do not let her to the water enough. I beg to differ with that statement. We just try to play with Ginger and it is not our fault she is a bit temperamental. We also don't keep her from the water, it isn't our fault just because she doesn't want to be around us and chooses to avoid the water trough if we are in the paddock-that is a choice she is making. Well if she moves that is all the more grass for us!
Get back to 100% Ginger...somebody has to keep us all in line.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

7 comments:

Once Upon an Equine said...

Oh dear. I hope Ginger is all better now and producing some good royal poopage.

Your Daily Cute said...

What a beautiful picture! :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

I hope Ginger is back to to royal self soon!

fernvalley01 said...

Hope Ginger is back to good health soon!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

ouch Ginger I do so hope you are feeling better now!! I love your crown!!:-)))

Kate said...

I've had impaction colic (twice), and it certainly hurts - my sympathies to Ginger. Also, I tend not to drink enough water, and my DOR gives me extra plain (non-iodized) table salt in my feed - she says electrolytes can make me pee too much and possibly get dehydrated.
Maisie

Florida Beach Basics said...

hope all is going well. marge

 

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