Friday, June 19, 2009

I am a victim of a hoax!

It's raining like crazy here! We've sure had our share and more but at least it's warm and not freezing rain! :o) Glad I got all my mulch spread during the two good days that we had this week.

Yes, I am a victim of a hoax and I have spread that hoax around the Bloggisphere hoaxing other people! Shame on me for not checking out my sources! When I posted the picture of the moose yarding wood I totally thought it was a real picture but it has been brought to my attention that it was a picture that was layered through Photoshop. They took a picture of a moose and then layered on the harness which I should have noticed that it wasn't a harness used to yard wood it was more of a fancy harness. DUH! Well the truth is out now so my conscious in clear. :o) It was a cute story though wasn't it? lol!

Yesterday was spent at the vet's office with Little Bud, Funsize's Morgan. When I went to ride him on Wednesday after a couple of steps I knew he was sore so I hopped off to see if there were any stones in his foot or what. I couldn't see anything so I led him back to the barn and washed the foot out, tapped on it to see if I could find a tender spot and found nothing. I called my farrier and he came over with the pinchers and checked his feet and couldn't find anything but thought he should be seen by the vet so off we went.

We got there and led him in and he looked pretty good, not limping or anything. The vet put the pinchers on and found a sore spot so took him out for a flex test. The left leg was fine after being flexed but when he did the right one he really limped when the tech trotted him off so back into the examining room and he gave the hoof a going over. He took so x-rays to see if there had been any rotation which thankfully there wasn't and then he started digging around the frog. Bingo! Deep inside there was some thrush which I didn't see when I was cleaning his foot or smell as it has a very distinct odor.

He cleaned it out really well and I have to soak it in Epsom salts every day and pack it with betadine soaked gauze and then wrap it with vet wrap. It should clear up in a week or less. Whew! BUT, he also came this morning and did a blood draw and will come back again at 4 for another to check him for Cushings Disease which is very common in these old Morgans. Plus he has to take off 150 pounds which is better then the 300 the farrier wanted him to take off.

It's nice to have all my boys home though. When I go to the stable with my friend Ann I will ride the appy that is there who belongs to a couple of girls that are so busy with school and sports that they don't come see him very often. It's good for him to get the exercise and he loves the attention.
Guess I'd better run out and put everyone in the barn as it is just coming down in sheets! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Needled Mom said...

I am so glad that the problem is not more severe than that. It will be a constant tending for you for awhile. I hope all the other testing comes out okay.

150# is definitely better than 300!!! How will you do that?

I had heard that you guys were going to be getting all that rain. I hope it isn't too much. It would be nice to get a good rain here to wash everything off. We won't see it until October - if then.

So the moose was a hoax? Isn't it amazing what they can do with a computer program?

Have a happy weekend. xoxo

Mrs Mom said...

Wow- nice xrays there MM! ;) You might want to also check into a product called White lightning- comes in a gel form, or one to mix with white vinegar. Made by Grand Circuit (I'll email you the web site.) We've had great luck with this to treat that miserable deep tissue thrush, and it saves you the issues that come along with soaks. ;)

Ooooooo getting to ride an Appy again huh? ;) You GO!!! Please give that spotted pony a smooch from me.

Stay dry up there!!! Much loves to you all!!!!!

hippo chick said...

Sorry to hear about the hoax, but the picture was fun. I've been away for over ten days and have enjoyed catching up with you and yours.

I hope your horse recovers well. Just like babies, our pets cannot tell us what is wrong. I always worry so about that. Sounds like you have a really good Vet.

I just need to lose about 40 pounds and it seems impossible. Imagine 150.

Things are very busy around here, prayers would be appreciated.

~hippo hugs~

Renie Burghardt said...

That great picture of the moose with all the wood was a hoax? Gee, and I though it was real! What a disappointment. Haha. Actually, you can never believe any of those amazing pictures that come in the email. When something is too good to be true,'s usually a hoax. LOL.

I'm so glad Little Bud's problem was finally solved, and he will be okay. Hate to see animals in pain!

We've had tons of rain for two months! Now, it's finally dry and sunny and scorching hot! Today was 95 with a heat index of 105. A wee bit uncomfortable. But good for swimming and jet skiing and stuff. Hope the sun shines brightly for you this weekend.


Renie xoxo

PEA said...

That's it...I'm completely crushed....I really thought that was a real picture of the moose with a harness on him...sigh! hehe That's the problem these days, with all the photo shop programs out there, one can do anything with a picture!! Hmmm, I need to photoshop a picture of me looking 50 lbs less! lol

Good thing you had Bud checked out by the vet! I know with all your TLC he'll be good as new in no time. I've no doubt you love having your horses there with you and vice versa:-)

We've been having nothing but sunshine and hot temps lately...only today is it cooler and cloudy but by tomorrow it's to be sun and heat for over a week again. I had my air conditioner installed yesterday...I'm just about ready to camp out in front of it and stay there all summer! hehe Love you my friend. xoxoxo

sue said...

those x-rays were really neat to see thanks for sharing them... glad your boy is going to be just fine, it's always nerve wracking when our critters aren't "right"......

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! I never seen an X-Ray like that!
Fascinating, thanks for posting!
Glad to hear your boy will be fine!
150? how do you do that?

Hope all goes well! hopefully you will be drying out now?
We had some major heavy rain fall and a thunder boomer loudly! now i think it will be nice tomorrow!

Dawn said...

I check your weather often to see what Kev is living with - I can't believe it's supposed to rain every day next week! We're still waiting for summer to hit, too. Supposedly it will be in the 80s all week, but we'll see. We had our annual hymn sing at Walker Mfg and it rained the whole time - I called it soaking singing saints. I was freezing by the end, though it wasn't really cold. But we had a good time anyway.

sue said...

answer to the question about thrush buster... I have no idea!!! Maybe a quick call to the farrier might help.... my old white horse used to have a terrible time with thrush... to the point where I made up a bleach and water mix... (not fun!!!).. but now that we are "home" and the ground is not nearly so wet (ha, ha!!!) he does much better..... it a pain to deal with, eh???

Marcy said...

I think that picture of the moose is funny even if it is a hoax! I am glad that things worked out okay with the Morgan. How do you get a horse to lose weight?

I have noticed that a lot of people have been blogging less often lately, including me! I think it is a combination of all the things you mentioned in your last post.

Please send some of that rain our way! We had a good bit in the spring, but we haven't had any in a couple of weeks and it is about 95* every day...and muggy! blah!

Take care!