March 1, 2014

Back to Bute

The good news is Echo seems content still being on stall rest. Not too nervous or stressed. The condition of her stall wouldn't let you believe that but she's not a neat mare to begin with. 

The bad news is she seems to be resting the injured hoof more than she was in the inital couple of days. I've started her back on low dose of bute to see if it helps. I gave her 1 gram last night and will earlier on tonight to see if I can see it kick in at all. 

She's resting her hoof and wearing a hole her 2 day hoof pack in less than 24 hours. Through many many layers of Gorilla Duct tape, which should say something. I also ordered one of these hoof wraps to put it's strength to the test. If it holds up to her wear and tear on this hoof I'll be a believer for life. 

Also Dakota pulled a shoe yesterday! Bad pony is going to get beaten by me. Hopefully I can get it back on ASAP. 


  1. Ugh! So sorry to hear about all these feet issues! And you're having to deal with it all at once! Hang in there! It will get better :)

  2. Glad to hear that Echo is coping well with box rest, fingers crossed Dakota's shoe can be reattached. Isn't it typical of the horsies to do that right after the farrier has been...silly sod!