Sound!

Archie had his six-month vet visit on Friday.  The vet offered to couple it in with one of the other two visits, but I wanted to get that hoofer rechecked.

And pony is sound.

Abscess has blown.

The Kid will get his shoes put back on next week (hopefully early) and we will resume work.

As this is only (knock on some fucking wood for me) the second abscess that I've dealt with on Archie, I wanted to tabulate how this affected me.  Especially when I had to make decisions like, do I go to the gym and then go boot and wrap the Kid, getting home at about 9 pm or do I skip the gym?

(I skipped the gym.)


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  1. Carlos got a lot of abscesses. In that time I substituted Icthammol for Epsom Salt pack and then I started making my own and I'd buy the Epsom from the dollar store. Also bought a lot of duct tape because that fucker would pull those fucking things off if it was a boot or anything less durable. $44 in gas for 16 trips!! That is so cheap in comparison to here!!

    I'm glad Archie is better!! :D

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    1. Here's my math:

      $3.30/gallon. 1 gallon = 36 miles. Trip to barn = 30 miles.

      30/36= .8333 x $3.30 = $2.75/trip x 16 = $44

      I used duct tape initially and then BM loaned me a boot, but I switched back to duct tape after the boot gave him rubs. The vet actually recommended the icthammol.

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    2. (I didn't count the duct tape in my analysis, because I already had it at home and didn't use it all.)

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  2. Like the cost break. Glad arch is doing better.

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  3. Delighted to read that Archie is doing better.
    *hugs*

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  4. Wow! 34 hours!? I don't know if I'd want to do the math on the time-that'd be depressing.

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    1. I wanted to justify why I felt so tired at the end of the day! 5:30 AM is too effing early!!

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  5. So glad Archie is better!!!

    Totally get the impact on life when a pony is sidelined and requires treatments. I fell off the gym bandwagon for an entire month when Lily had her bruised soles from the wet + frost in early spring. Just didn't have the time to squeeze in both before having to get to work each day. :/

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a master juggler, anyways. I can't handle too much on my plate and the sick pony dominates!

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  6. Glad he is better! Love the break down

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  7. Abscesses are incredibly annoying, glad your pony is on the road to recovery. I dealt with an abscess in a yearling filly last year, I am hoping to be done with that....for life.

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  8. Yay! Glad to hear he is better. I LOVE your infographic :)

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