torsdag 3. februar 2011

When it rains, it pours...

Fonti's leg is looking better now, but today when I walked him he seemed a little down and had glassy eyes. Later in the evening I got a call that he was not looking good, he was rolling, wandering in his box and off his feed. Since I need about 40 min to get to the stable, someone else walked him for me and the vet was on the way. By the time I got there he was looking better, even wanting to eat a little. The vet said that he probably got a light gas colic from the weather change (it went from below freezing to almost spring-like temeratures in one night).

After having gotten some Buscopan (= Butylscopolamine) to prevent cramps and a painkiller I was to lunge him 10 min to speed the uptake of the drugs (which was a new concept to me). Since Fonti had more than the normal amount of intestinal sounds, he has to fast for the next 24 hours. I found a muzzle for him to wear, but with some effort on his part he still managed to eat his straw, so I had to spend some time clearing his stall of (almost) all the straw.

The look of disbelief - how am I supposed to eat now?

Take it ooooofff!

Now I'm back home from the stable, but wide awake (it's almost 1 a.m. German time), so I guess I can catch up on my studying until I get sleepy...

5 kommentarer:

  1. Oh no, Anne! Is he doing alright?

  2. Oh he looks so sorry for himself! I hope he's feeling better soon.

    Take care

  3. :( Hope he feels better soon!

  4. He does look very sad with his muzzle. Poor Fonti. I hope he feels better soon.

  5. Thank you all for your comments. Fonti is now feeling better!
    He's not quite his own cheeky self yet, but a lot better compared to yesterday and hasn't had any more signs of colic.
    I lunged him this morning and again in the evening which seems to help his digestion, and he's back to an almost normal diet (glad to get rid of that muzzle!), so life is good again.