Posted: September 9, 2015 Filed under: Health, Our animals, The farm | Tags: farm, Foxie, health, horses, Misty
During Misty’s recent vet exam we learned that her hocks were sore. The vet recommended a round of injections to help her feel better. He came out today and treated her. I took a series of photos so that I could share the experience with Karen and LK who are out of town. Misty was a good girl.
The vet techs prep Misty by wrapping her tail and scrubbing her hocks well.
Misty is feeling pretty sleepy after being injected with a sedative.
The crossties hold Misty’s head up.
The vet techs continue scrubbing. Misty’s hocks are cleaner than they’ve been in a long time.
The vet gets the needle in.
The first injection.
A close up.
The next injection.
Misty isn’t too sure about being injected in this hock.
But the vet is patient.
Suddenly Misty kicks out! The vet decides to give Misty a little more sedative.
He finishes the job.
After the vet leaves, Misty goes into her stall. She is sleepy.
I turn Foxie and April out behind Misty’s stall so they can all see each other.
Foxie comes over to say hello and April grazes close by.
Foxie stays right outside Misty’s stall for a while.
Misty is starting to wake up. And Foxie peers into her own stall wondering if there are any treats in there.
A few hours later, Misty seems to be back to herself. Hopefully her hocks will be feeling much better over the next few days.