Today.....got up to a disaster area. Seems McKenzie has discovered the cashmere stash - it was ALL OVER the house. :sigh: Then went out to milk, only to discover Heart had had an accident - 3 rolls of vet-wrap later we got the bleeding stopped. Looks like something spooked her - coyotes, most likely - but I can't tell WHERE or WHAT she got into. Her right fore-shoulder has a large gash (hard to wrap, that), her right fore-ankle has a deep gash, and her left fore-ankle has a small gash. There's blood ALL OVER the paddock.....it's nasty.
She was in all sorts of pain- she let me grab her halter with no argument, and she didn't fight when I started spraying the iodine/puffing the blood-stop powder/wrapping the legs. NOT normal for her - she's a feisty one. We need to get some tetnus vaccine for her - I have it for goats, but not horses - so I can prevent that. :sigh:
Rosa's relapsed. Looks like the machine wasn't getting her milked out, and now we have a mild case of mastitis going on. We're hand-milking her, along with the massage, and I've given her 2 does of Pirsue (a mastitis medication that's vet RX - much stronger than the stuff you can get OTC at feed stores). I gave the first dose Friday evening; Saturday AM we got maybe 1 cup from her. Last night, we got a little more - and I gave her dose #2. This AM we got about half a strip-cup full (so, about 2.5 cups or so). Not great, but better. I just wish I could get her healthy so WE could have her milk!
Gotta go do some work-work now. Fun stuff!