Sunday, February 19, 2017


We drove up yesterday, and picked her up.  

Look at the set of those ears, she's ready to go somewhere else........!!!   I guess her opinion of the medical profession isn't very good.......!!!  LOL  She hopped in and we headed the rain.  

Arizonians for the most part are not good drivers when it's rainy.  You have at least  2 groups, the ones that have never heard of hydroplaning and drive as usual, which is 10-15 miles over the posted speed limit.  Then you have the others that got caught out in it, otherwise they would be at home curled up with a good book.  They are driving 10-15 miles under the speed limit.  And of course the truckers driving as usual, which is not a problem, they should know what they are doing, BUT, they throw a lot of water up in the air, which seems to panic the ones that should be home reading.  

It wouldn't be so nerve wracking, except when hauling animals.  You can't stop quickly, without taking a chance on them losing their balance.  John is always alert when hauling, but in inclement weather he doesn't relax at all.  He says he's more tired after a drive from Phoenix, than if he'd worked a full day.  But he's never had one fall, although a few close calls, thanks to other drivers.  

For the next 3 days, she gets Banamine twice a day by mouth for pain.  She also gets penicillin shots  twice a day for 5 days, because of all the infection around the 4 teeth they pulled.   

I think you could give her shots all day long and she wouldn't even flinch.  Sticking something in her mouth is another thing.  Let me put it this way, it's going to be a LONG 3 days.......!!!   LOL  

She's going to be staying in her pen until we're done with shots, so we will take this opportunity to feed her an extra meal at bedtime.  She seems to really be enjoying her mush, so I assume her mouth is feeling much better, without those teeth.  

This is the 4 culprits that caused all the fuss, the black hole is a cavity

None of them are even 2 inches long.  Equine teeth start out about 4 inches long and push out as they age, get ground off and eventually fall out because of a lack of root to hold them in.  They all had less than 1/2 inch of root left, so even if they hadn't been causing problems, they probably wouldn't have hung on much longer. 

I had to soak them in bleach water overnight, the smell was really bad.  Thank goodness the clinic put them in a sealed plastic bag.....!!!  LOL

I'm going to have to get a bigger "treasure" box for these beauties.  I have a collection of medical parts from donkeys, including an eye lash from Buddy Brat that is about 5-6 inches long.  It had encapsulated into a tumor under his eye, Fred the pot bellied pig's tusks, and a couple of roosters spurs.  No room left for Penny's teeth, so I'll have to find something bigger.  

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