Vet Visit #2
Toby is doing fine and his feet barely showed any sensitivity. I am to lower his dosage of Bute.
My vet spoke to Scott and they discussed the shoeing, which I hope will take place next week. BUT, poor, unhappy Toby must stay in all week and for a week afterwards.
He is SOOOOOO miserable. I went out for late feed and he was distraught because Tucker and Chance were off in the front paddocks grazing--or nibbling on the very sparse grass. He got out of his stall into the aisle of the barn and trotted back and forth a few times, whinnying frantically. My aisle is only about 30 feet long, so it was just a short trot, but I do have to say he looked sound. Once Tucker came in for his snack, I ushered Toby back into his stall and he settled down enough to eat a little. He did clean up his food from dinner, so that's good and he's been eating his hay.
Two more weeks is going to be so hard on him. While I could take him out to graze, my Dr. McAndrews was very clear that he should not be moving around much at all so his feet can heal. Poor boy. Some horses are OK when laid up, but I fear he is not one of them. I did buy a supplement to help calm him and, since it's magnesium and chromium, it's good for metabolic issues as well. Perhaps it will make him feel a little better and less anxious.
Here is poor, sad Toby in his stall:
In contrast, by choice, Chance is here in his stall enjoying his fan: