Sunday, April 1, 2012
Pulled hinny teeth
Today he and Sally both are trying to figure out how to eat with the new changes. Sally didn't want to eat her hay, but instead tossed it aside and ate the small seeds and bits on the bottom--something she learned from Ivan. Ivan ate his pellets readily today and finally we will be able to get his weight back up. I have permanently closed the gate between the two, and no more of Sally stealing Ivan's pellets. I set up separate waters with automatic waterings and everyone is doing fine today.
It's not a pleasant thing to have to do--equine dental maintenance. But it must be done for them to live as full lives as possible. They can't easily complain because of dental pain, and because of that, it's easy to ignore the subtle signs of teeth problems. I'm glad they all are up to date on all maintenance now.
Amber the goat is due to kid as early as tomorrow.