Sunday, September 20, 2009

Willa Update

Willa's ankle swelled up last night and she would not put any weight on it, except to balance herself. But the bone seems to be in place and she has heat in her hoof, so that is a good sign.

This morning, she is still swollen, but it doesn't seem worse than last night and she might be putting a bit more weight on it. We gave her some willow bark tea (in lieu of baby aspirin--which of course, we don't have). We are going to give her some lavender oil which should calm her and help the inflammation.

Now, it is still just a matter of waiting to see. She is eager for food and eager to get around--she even tries to get up on her hind legs to see if there is any leftover food in the momma food bowls attached to the stall walls. She seems to be annoyed and uncomfortable, but not in severe pain.

We will keep you posted.

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