Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Pie Photo

Here's Pie, looking a bit skeptical while he gets in a last few bites before I bring him in off the pasture this morning - he only gets two hours on early morning grass per day until the grass dies completely and the sugars are washed out by rain or snow:


It's about 7 weeks since we made our trip to the vet hospital and about 3 weeks since he began his treatment for EPM - see the EPM page for more details on this - he's completed the 10 days of the Oroquin-10 paste (decoquinate plus levamisole) and is now on the lower dose 90-day feed top dressing with decoquinate.  He's feeling great - sassy and happy like a young horse should be, and completely comfortable moving out - this morning he trotted off when I let him go in the pasture.  There have been no recurrances of the colic attacks, and we're hoping that it was his immune system fighting the EPM that caused the abdominal lumps that apparently were the cause of his abdominal discomfort.  Keeping fingers crossed on this . . .

No riding for me today, since I have my music lessons and it's also going to rain, but Sunday and Monday look like they might be nice riding days . . .

10 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that Pie is doing well! Ii hope we don't get your rain tomorrow. Have a great music lesson...you busy woman.

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  2. Pie is looking good! So happy for all of you that his treatment seems to be working. Hope you do get some ride time in this coming week.

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  3. I am SO happy that things are still heading in the right direction!!! You header photo is beautiful, love it.

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  4. That's wonderful that he's doing so well with the treatment. He's such a wonderful horse.

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  5. Glad it is going well .He looks good

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  6. It's too bad he can't eat that lovely late-fall grass! But he'll have something left to keep him busy over the winter (I've saved one pasture just for that).
    Love his Blue Boo Blankie!

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  7. Great news! This has been an amazing experience for you and I admire all the detective work you put into finding out what was really wrong.

    Hope the bright skies continue to shine on you and all your horses.

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  8. This is awesome news Kate! I was just thinking of sending off an email to you asking about the colic episodes. So glad they appear to be gone. I hope it stays that way =)

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  9. I feel like we have all won! He is alive because of your diligence! He's lucky to have you for a "mamma".

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