Thursday, March 3, 2011
In Memory of Blackjack
Blackjack was a resident of our barn for a number of years, and moved to a retirement home in Kentucky last fall. We just heard that he had to be euthanized this morning - he was fine yesterday evening and at late-night bed-check but down and unable to rise this morning. The vet came right away and determined that he likely had an enterolith that had migrated from his large colon to his small colon, producing an obstruction. The only treatment for this is surgery, but Blackjack was in his early 30s. His owner made the decision to euthanize him and he will be buried on the farm's property.
We are glad to have had the opportunity to know him - he was a very sweet, kind horse and will be much missed.