Friday, August 12, 2011

Slow Drip

Maggie's discharge is decreasing. Today is the third day of antibiotic. Tricky part has been getting her to eat it.

The first time I gave it, I moistened her Equine Senior and sprinkled the powder on. It's about one and a half tablespoons, and I added it to one and a half pounds of Senior. She ate it. The next time, she ate about half, then said "Blech."

I added rice bran: "Blech."
More Senior: "Blech."
Gatorade: "Blech."

Hmmm. Thinking.....she likes hay better than Senior.....Sprinkled water on some hay--guessed how much antibiotic she had not eaten, sprinkled it on the hay, pushed it into the stall. She ate it. She continues to eat it that way.

Lydia pooped in the back seat of the car on the way to the barn. Joseph said:
"I smell poo."

Then I left the car window open while I was taking care of Maggie. A bird flew in and pooped in the car. Can I get a new car out of this? Probably not.

But- a big plus this morning. Lydia stood in the middle of the room, looking at the back door and wagging her tail. I opened the door and she went out and pooped. Big step, asking to go out to poop. Yay Lydia!


The Fab Furs said...

Getting an animal to take medicine is always tricky, glad you found a method that worked. (My sister used to stuff the med in a hollowed-out carrot--lot of work.) Yay for Lydia's improvement--stray birds are beyond your control.

d. moll, said...

yay for antibiotics that work yay for Lydia sorry about your poopmobile, blech

Cara said...

@Fab, Maggie does not like carrots at this time. Apples, "Blech." also.

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Gail said...

Seems like every thing is improving...that is great.

We should be almost into our third cutting of hay and have had only one. The dry and hot has hit us hard but we got some rain and the temps have dropped.

allhorsestuff said...

Good stategies there!I am happy to hear the decrease is happening!

My sis wants me to get "Dry Molassas" but it only comes in 50 lb bags! I would HOPE we would never need to use it for emergengies that much. It is what she used, when she managed a larger barn..figures, many -More- horses.I just use a little of the old fashioned gooey kind.
Hay works too!

My mare does not like suger cubes. She and Maggie have conspired at some point, it seems!

Good work with Lydia...rince repeat!