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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Snotty Nose Kid

Poor lil' Pierce has ended up with a snotty nose and a cough. It's just a virus, but he had a temp of 102* on Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, it was down to the normal range. He's also a bit lethargic.

The beginning of the snotty nose on Monday mornin'

So, to keep it from turning from just a virus into a bacterial infection, I've put him on SMZ's.

Last evening his snotty nose was all cleared up, but there still is a bit of a cough.  It's only been three days of the medicine, so I'm pretty confident the cough too will pass.

The cause is most likely the stress from weaning, but the fluctuating weather temperatures aren't helping either. No other horses or foals have any problems from the ranch he came from.

We're waiting to hear from his damn's previous owner what type of vaccinations she had had. Once we know that, and Pierce isn't sick, he'll get his first vaccinations.


On Monday, Pierce graduated to the round pen! He enjoyed stretchin' his legs!

I've re-arranged everyone. Pierce gets his stall, run and the round pen. Colt is behind the barn on the outside of the round pen. Whiskey is in the rim pasture. I think the next stage will be to put Colt with Pierce in the round pen and see how they get along. They have such a size difference, and Colt loves to play...I'm concerned he'll play too rough. Lots of supervision!!!

Oh yes...the white on Pierce's forehead...it's permanent...I really did try to wash it off, but those are white hairs and the skin under them is dark (not pink). Pierce wants to be just like his brother Colt!




16 comments:

Jeni said...

He's a gorgeous little boy snotty nose and all!

Reddunappy said...

Poor little guy.

He is a cutie!!!

Barb said...

He looks like a chunky little teddy bear. Adorable.

DarcC said...

Baby snots. It's just like when a child goes to preschool and brings home every germ on the planet in rapid succession. Hope he feels better soon! He's awfully cute!

Crystal said...

He sure is a nice looking boy, and I agree this freeze thaw thing is hard on the little ones, we been watching our calves pretty closely and but it looks like we are over the hump and they are all ok so far.

Ed said...

What a handsome fella, I know just how he feels..:-)

Cheyenne said...

Good looking pony! Probably stress, as you say! But he does look business like.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Nice looking colt!

flyin'horse said...

What a cute boy. Hope he feels better soon.

Shirley said...

He is just so darn cute! Love those ears.

Val said...

What a beauty. I'm glad you are on top of his health. You are a great owner and very responsible.

I love the way he seems to float above the ground!

Candy C. said...

Poor little guy, hope he's feeling 100% soon!

Paint Girl said...

Poor Pierce!! Hope he is feeling better soon!! He is so stinkin' cute!!

mugwump said...

He'll be happy and wiping his nose on you in no time!

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Handsome wee fellow!

Mary said...

He is such a little cutie pie! I hope he feels better soon, like an earlier poster said, it's like sending the kids to school for the first time and suddenly your up to your armpits with snot. Ick Eventually it will make him stronger, I'm sure.

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