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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).
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eye Update

First, if you have never snuggled with a little rescued French Bulldog, than you are missing out.
They are the MOST cuddly creature and will absolutely convince you that YES vegging out on the couch while watching Bravo marathons of the Housewives is a GREAT idea!!!
 Back to the star of this show...er blog.
"Come closer..............carrots and apples and dandelion greens must be given to me everydayyyyy"
Isn't it freaky when they dye their eyes....it makes me think of THRILLER
 So, Laz's eye exam with our new vet was this morning. 
She was SUPER sweet, and awesome and so far, I'm happy to be making the switch. 
Easy to talk to, writes notes for you to review later and keeps a copy for her file, took her time, answered all my questions, VERY cool about individual horse care, knowledgeable and BONUS, her practice is literally less than a mile away.
So, her diagnosis is conjunctivitis
I am to continue cleaning as I have been, flush out with saline solution (any over counter) and put in 1/4 strip of ointment (below) as needed.  (1 to 3 times a week)
She told me the black spot (over the pupil) I was concerned with is called a "Corpra Nigra" and its normal for horses to have all different shapes, sizes, etc. If I see it growing larger, then it's a concern...but likely it won't.  It's like nature's sun glasses for each individual eye. Cool.  

 And after smiling for the new vet, I groomed Laz and he held up his Left rear for about 2 minutes while I curried the inside of his leg which he loves.  Hmmmmmm...I think my trimmer was 100% right, that he often 'fakes' it when not willing to give up this foot for a trim, for acting like he can't stand on his RR for long. :)
And in our other vet discussions.
She said his weight looked perfect (despite is top line not being able to develop due to lameness), thought he was a gentleman (yup) and was very helpful in talking about wormers and what vaccines to really think about, etc (Rabies, Tetanus).  Ugh, thinking of vaccines freak me out, BUT I also don't want to do Laz a disservice either by leaving him unprotected NOR do I want him to react to one and go into a laminitic episode again. 
Sooo....we'll approach it cautiously and slowly and she was very willing to explain some of the changes in the medications, and carriers, etc.  
She also took her time, looking at him trot, walk and looking at his feet and really listening to me about his history. 
All very cool!


  1. I thought for a TB he looked fine in his weight. I am glad the eye is going to be just fine, yeahh!!! Glad everything is ok and you both like the vet!!

  2. Conjunctivitis is pink eye, right? I've had that a few times and it is NO fun, but at least it's just minor. Last time I had it, I had to wear an eye patch for a week, lol. Good thing Laz doesn't have to -- I'm sure he wouldn't like that!

    I'm glad Laz is doing well and you found a great new vet! :-D Good stuff all around.

  3. @Frizz-You know, I think they are the same thing, but as a contact lens wearer, I have had conjunct a few times and my eye wasn't pink or itchy...but felt like there was sand in it. Either way, I hope it clears quick for Laz. He doesn't seem too bothered by it and with all the ROLLING in the sand he does, I'm not surprised this happened. :)
    Yes, new vet so far, so good. I also really like that it's a FEMALE. :)

  4. Having a good relationship with your vet is so important. Glad to hear that you like this vet. Hope Laz is feeling better soon!!