Misty’s Treatment

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.

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The vet techs prep Misty by wrapping her tail and scrubbing her hocks well.

 

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Misty is feeling pretty sleepy after being injected with a sedative.

 

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The crossties hold Misty’s head up.

 

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The vet techs continue scrubbing. Misty’s hocks are cleaner than they’ve been in a long time.

 

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The vet gets the needle in.

 

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The first injection.

 

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A close up.

 

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The next injection.

 

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Misty isn’t too sure about being injected in this hock.

 

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But the vet is patient.

 

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Suddenly Misty kicks out! The vet decides to give Misty a little more sedative.

 

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He finishes the job.

 

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After the vet leaves, Misty goes into her stall. She is sleepy.

 

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VERY sleepy!

 

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I turn Foxie and April out behind Misty’s stall so they can all see each other.

 

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Foxie comes over to say hello and April grazes close by.

 

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Foxie stays right outside Misty’s stall for a while.

 

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Misty is starting to wake up. And Foxie peers into her own stall wondering if there are any treats in there.

 

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A few hours later, Misty seems to be back to herself. Hopefully her hocks will be feeling much better over the next few days.

 

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One Comment on “Misty’s Treatment”

  1. Thanks for all the pics!! I have a mini named Misty and a paint horse named Flash who looks like your Misty 🙂 He needs to have hock injections so it’s good to see what I can expect. He’s never had them before so I didn’t know what to expect.

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