Wednesday, May 23, 2007

kitten, horse

The kitten is still alive. I think it is doing better. It is moving around a little and raising its head up. I started giving it a dropper full of milk that I had left over from the calf. The dropper holds 1 teaspoon. It will lap up the milk from the droppers tip. It is smaller than the other 2 kittens and I think it just may be getting deprived of its fair share. I hate seeing anything die if there is something I can do for it. It is a simple matter and costs nothing but time to give it some milk.

I had to take Precious to the vet today. She has been doing a lot of head shaking and was very touchy with her ears. She was rubbing the hair off around the base of her ears. I thought that she might have ear mites. The vet gave her a shot to sedate her and started probing her ears. That did not make her happy even with sedation! He is not certain that she has mites. She does have swollen ears and a tick was removed. He also removed a big hunk of skin that has pus and blood on it. Her ears had lots of little sores in them, possibly from tick bites. Way down deep in her ear he pulled a plug out the size of a pencil eraser. Yucky. We had to wait around for the sedation to wear off somewhat. Poor thing could not walk. If you have ever tried to help a drunk to walk... You know how they will drag their feet, well try doing that with an 1100 pound horse! She was happy to get home!

I have one more update. Belle is ready to have her baby anyday now.

11 comments:

  1. I hope the kitty does ok.
    Pam

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  2. Life with animals is never dull, is always interesting and I can't imagine not having at least a few of them around!  :)

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  3. I have friends who are/were preggers.  You have animals.
    Same thing!  LOLOL!

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  4. I am pulling for the kitten.....so hope it makes it....great pics of the horse...so pretty...
    take care
    -Ellie

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  5. I must have missed something.  I didn't know Belle was pregnant!

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  6. You sure have your hands full, God will bless you for your kindness to His animals. I hope all will be on the mend soon, up and well and doing their thing, so you can get some rest. gg

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  7. your animals are sooo lucky to have you. You have a heart as big as all out doors. I am glad all things are looking up.

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  8. hestiahomeschoolMay 25, 2007 at 2:09 PM

    Poor baby. She is such a pretty mare.

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  9. Poor Precious. It must be misreable to have that kind on muck in your ears and not beable to complain and whine. Hope she fets better soon. Margo

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  10. Dear csandhoollow:  I just pulled the same pus from my horses ear this am.  it was draining and I had missed it yesterday when I rubbed her ears with gloves on.  what did you do after finding it?

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  11. Dear csandhoollow:  I just pulled the same pus from my horses ear this am.  it was draining and I had missed it yesterday when I rubbed her ears with gloves on.  what did you do after finding it?



    Tags: horse, ear mites, ticks

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