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Thanking the Poop Fairy

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  • Thanking the Poop Fairy

    Thank you poop fairy for visiting overnight after a stressful night for both horse & myself!
    My horse was "crotchity" all day, more so than his normal old man self - I should have known.
    But he ate breakfast normal, lunch in his turnout like normal. Ate 90% of his dinner & then I hacked him lightly (twice around at the trot both ways as we always do at that time of the evening). He was being a brat & keep trying to grab grass, so I figured after working we would go out & let him graze some, as he doesn't really have grass in his turnout. Well he's dragging me around there not eating & wants to go back to his stall - in his stall - wants out. So we start walking.... 10 minutes of this & he's not interested in grass, pawing, wanting to go down. I get the barn manager & while I'm getting her & she's pulling some banamine he goes down & rolls 2-3 times. I get him up & we continue walking for 1/2 hour after banamine. I put him back in his stall probably about 8pm - he's still not comfortable. Get a call from BO @ 9:30 - they have turned him out because he was trying to break down the wall - mad @ everyone on all sides of him & he's down in the field now. Vet out - rectal finds some hard/dry manure in large colon & she says small colon feels "doughy". So he gets tubed - oil & water & he's now interested in scrap hay leftover in his stall. Things are looking good - he's calm - not crampy anymore. I go back to check him @ 1:45am & hes pacing the stall again, pawing, mad at life. So I stood with him - rubbed his belly & tried to calm him down. He finally lays down about 1/2 hour later & is resting while I sit with him. I leave about 3:30.
    Return this morning to find him happy - eating some very wet beet pulp, & POOP IN THE STALL!
    He also drank about a gallon of water while I was there & I heard gut sounds, so Thank You Poop fairy for your visit. It is the first time I have really needed you & no offense, but I hope to not need you again for a VERY long time!
    Let's hope we start seeing some oil soon!
    Life is hard. Buy a freaking helmet.
    Originally posted by meupatdoes
    Whatever, go gallop.

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    Jingles for you and your horse and the poop fairy ~ hoping the $hit continues ~~~~~~ and everyone gets a night of rest and recovery.
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


    • #3
      OMG! Been there! Yay for poop fairies! I was recently on a camping trip 170 miles from home AND my vet when my gelding decided to colic. He had never coliced before! Went to feed him his dinner and he wouldn't eat. Not. Normal. Luckily one of the girls in our group is a vet tech, another is a nurse (who incidentally never travels with her horse w/o banamine)and another had a stethescope in her trailer. Hours of walking and 2 shots of banamine later I went to bed around 1:00 am but set my alarm to get me up every hour. By 3:00 am he had had a visit from the poop fairy and was standing in his stall looking at me like he'd never heard the word "colic". Whew! It seems as if I spend half my life praying for one or another of my animals to poop! Whether it is a horse or one of my little dogs on a cold drizzly morning walk.
      "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


      • #4
        Jingles continue ~ bumping for an update.
        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post
          Jingles continue ~ bumping for an update.
          Thanks ZuZu. He did very well yesterday & was his happy normal self when I checked on him last night. One pile of poop in the stall & it was a little moister (is that a word?). That was the main concern of the vet - that his manure was so dry, so now we are really trying to get him hydrated.
          He does not seem to like blue gatorade though, so tonight we are trying another flavor (he's stall mate seems to love the red one, so maybe that) - or we are going with powder on this food. I was told that he drank well yesterday. Tonight I will be looking for oily poop...
          Life is hard. Buy a freaking helmet.
          Originally posted by meupatdoes
          Whatever, go gallop.


          • #6
            GOOD NEWS ~ Thanks

            Jingles for oily POOP !!!! Glad he is feeling better and drinking !!!
            Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "