First off was Joe, for a check on the swelling on his belly. It's still really big and he's somewhat uncomfortable. Fortunately, the vet said it should go away over time on its own and is probably the result of being stung or bitten by something.
Maisie was rechecked to see how her recovery from the bout of laminitis is going. Since she has extremely thin soles, she was still somewhat sensitive to hoof testers, but her digital pulse in both legs was almost undetectable, which is very good news. Since she's been on grass for many years without a previous problem, the vet thinks the laminitis was mechanical - due to the combination of her very thin soles and no shoes during a period when our ground got very dry and hard. Getting the shoes back on really seems to have made the difference.
Since she's doing so well, she can begin to have some grass (and herd social time) - we're going to start with 15 minutes a day a work our way up from there if she does OK. I can also start riding her again, although I'll do that only after we're sure the grass is OK, and then add a bit more grass, then a bit more riding - so if there's a problem we'll have a better idea of what's causing it.
Then Lily and Norman got checked out for their veterinary health certificates - temperatures taken, lungs and hearts listened to, and general condition checked. You may ask - why do Lily and Norman need veterinary health certificates? More on that in another post!