Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Little Bit Better

Noble was delighted to get his beet pulp/grain mash this morning. He didn't paw first, just dug right in. He ate every bit - I held the bin for him at the end so he could get the bits in the corners. Then he went out and had a nice drink from the trough and started right in on the round bale. He was chewing well and seemed comfortable. He ate for a while before he stood off by the side. At least he's getting some food down, and doesn't seem as uncomfortable. It's a nice day - about 30F and we're expecting a little bit of snow later this afternoon - so he should have a good day outside, and then another mash for dinner.

17 comments:

  1. So glad to hear he's feeling better and that you have narrowed it down to a tooth problem. Relatively easy fix.

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  2. I hope it is a teeth problem and the dentist can sort it out.

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  3. Good for Noble. You were smart to figure out what was wrong. Now all he needs is the dentist.

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  4. Been thinking about Noble and hoping for the best Kate! Please give that grand old fellow a rub from me too.

    Stay warm out there!

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  5. Hurrah! Let's hope this continues, though I do wonder about beet pulp being yummy!!

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  6. I'm happy to hear that he's eating and feeling better. Hope you don't get as much snow as we did. Stay warm.

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  7. Kate;

    This is wonderful to hear ! I'm so glad he's eating again. Melissa and I were both worried.

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  8. Kate... Beet pulp and soaked hay cubes have really made a difference at our barn.

    Thanks for all you comments, and I wish you, your family and your critters a very Merry Christmas.

    PS - sometimes it takes me a week or two to get a horse worked into the herd. Hopefully Dream won't take long.

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  9. Glad to hear that Noble is doing better! Hope it's something simple for the dentist to fix.
    Merry Christmas!

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  10. Mayabe his lack of appetite the last few days was simply because he had a cut or laceration in his mouth that was bothering him? I hope so as that is an easy fix! Glad he is feeling better. Jason is right, we've talked about Noble a few times over the weekend. :)

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  11. Good boy Noble...you'll come good for you caretaker...she'll sleep well tonight!
    KK

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  12. Glad the mash is working , Take care

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  13. Thank goodness. I hope it is just a tooth and easily fixed. I still remember the beautiful description you gave of the underside of Noble's jaws...

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  15. That's great!
    Kind of hope this has been lurking for awhile, and contributing to Nobel's very gradual decline and finding and fixing it will make a HUGE difference.

    Best wishes.

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  16. What good news!!! You are good to make him his mash. I bet his cute little ears will be perked up each feeding looking for you and your yummy mash.

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