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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

*Update to Fried

Poor Laz continues to struggle.
Whether it's an abscess or something else going on, I don't yet know.
We took xrays last evening, so the review will happen soon. 
From there, what I would like to do (and am working on) is have Dr. Bowker from MSU, come to the barn and see/meet Laz, review the xrays and meet with me and Cliff to make sure we are on the right path. 
Assess diet plans and lifestyle set up for Laz for continued success.
We were on such a great path, and I feel so de-railed.
Laz has been showing signs of something off for about a month now.
My vet did say abscess can take a very long time...I just hope it is an abscess at this point.

In the meantime, I've got such great information from this website

Something that still haunts me, is that I had Laz on Equioxx for months back in 09/2010.  
Dr. Kellon, whom I've also been in touch with about Laz's case, clearly states she feels it's a mask and horses shouldn't be on it for more than 3-5 days.
I can't rewind the clock, but I can continue to learn and hopefully make better choices for Laz and not always assume certain things are OK for treatment.

More updates to come...
I'm staying positive because it's what I've got plenty of, for my sweet brown boy.


  1. It sounds like you're pursuing every lead you can. Sending good thoughts your way!!

  2. Big hugs for both you and Laz!

  3. I'm really sorry. It seems like so many people are struggling with their horses for various reasons, but it all comes down to we want the best for them and are in a lot of ways powerless to help the healing process. You've been so patient and positive that I don't blame you for being a little "fried" when all the progress you two have made seems to be derailed by "something"...and it's even worse when you're not sure when that something is. Hugs-you will figure this out!

  4. I hope your meeting with Dr. Bowker sheds some light on the situation. Keep us posted - we're rooting for you and Laz!!

  5. Sending some positive vibes your way. I hope that with the x-rays you can get on top of this quickly and get Laz back to his normal self soon!

  6. :-D So glad everything's okay, girl!! You know, Thoroughbreds are all heart, so YOU must be a TB too! You and Laz are strong, you'll get through this little blip stronger than ever.

  7. I hope you are not beating yourself up for doing something you thought was right at the time. You have done everything you can to keep Laz happy and sound. I will keep my fingers crossed that you get good news from the vet...

  8. Hooray! I suck at reading xrays, but I'm so happy for both of you, that you're seeing progress and nothing too scary. This is hopefully just a bump in his long road to recovery. How lovely to have a team of professionals willing to come together to discuss what's best for Laz.

  9. I'm glad you're staying positive. You do such a great job caring for Laz.