Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Monday, August 12, 2013
Farah Gets Floated!
"No! Please - NO!" :-)
Farah; "Why oh why do humans think it funny when we're drunk? Then - when they get us drunk - they torture us!" Brandi Holohan DVM, of Philchuck Vet did an outstanding job of continuing the good work that Sarah Owens DVM, started just a year ago - at Farah's first float. I knew we'd have some issues - since I had not followed through by scheduling a second check-up six-months after her first exam & float. Could a year have gone by so fast?
"What? You're washing my left-over food out?!"
Luckily - my lack of follow-through didn't contribute to any further problems. She did have some areas that needed attention. Her last two molars have erupted through & are in the process of settling in with the rest of those big lines of teeth. She did have a sore inside her cheek :-( I asked to feel inside her mouth both before & after the work was done. The before - did not feel as good as I'd hoped - but the after was Very Nice & Farah I'm sure will able to get the most from each mouthful of hay! It had been just a year - but a year was too long. Now we'll have a follow-up visit in two-months to see how things are with a pocket between teeth that could have caused further problems if not addressed now.
This is Not a Smile! :-)
I like to have more than one Vet do teeth early on - it's always nice to get another opinion & to find out that all was normal for a seven-year old mare! Long gone are the days when the local Vet came out to our farms & did a float for $100. But - with the new anesthetics & equipment - it's safer & the work is superior to how things were done in the past!