Ofc I'm going to speak to the vets about it when I next see them but for now I'm just mulling it over in my mind.
I'm looking forward (haha!) to a long stretch of box rest with my big mare.
Normally she's pretty relaxed about life and although pretty big she's calm as anything.
Posted in hoof care aswell but o responses so maybe someone in here can help :)
As title really.
Need someone that does remedial farriery and has the patience of a saint (horse is recovering from 2 fractures in a leg)
Must cover north Cardiff/RCT
Thanks for any replies
It's the buckles that seem to be causing her the hassle (she constantly trying to move I think and turning her head!)
I thought about covering the buckles in bit tape or vet wrap but I'm not sure if that would irritate her just as much?
She's handling it all far better than I am!
Thanks for the suggestion, she's currently an inpatient at an equine hospital (and might there for a longer stay than the planned mini break!) so unfortunately she has to be x-tied for now.
Will definitely keep that in mind for her (hopeful) return home though. Thanks!
So I've got a horse with 2 fractures in her leg and now lots of lots of cross tying and box rest.
4 days in and her current headcollar has rubbed her so need some suggestions of what I can buy to stop any rubbing and what I can do to keep her occupied and stop her from turning into the demon...
Thanks for the reply :D
It may sound really silly but I don't think its the smell or taste of it, she just won't touch her feed just incase its got something in it (I know that sounds ridiculous but she's had to have bute/anti-biotics for long periods of time in the past) that she just won't...
What can I try to make feed more palatable, have already tried changing feeds/ flavoured chaff/ spearmint in feeds and fresh fruit and veg to try and mask the powder in it but she just won't touch it!
Sort of at the end of my tether now :(