|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!