I guess I should have been more on top of things and written this up earlier, but there's not much to tell! Trigger had his first follow up appointment for the hoof puncture yesterday afternoon. The vet school just got a new rotation of students into equine, so they brought TWO TRUCKS and students kept spilling out like a clown car, haha. Apparently the vets like to use my horses as teaching tools! Several times they told the students how nice my horses are to treat, and that they're always well behaved. Warmed my cold little dead heart ;) After evaluating his comfort/soundness walking out of the stall, they let the students practice their TPR. Trigger stood like a rock for this, giving several of them who weren't as used to horses (yet) a good experience :) after that, they removed my extra vet wrap (after first asking permission, which made me laugh - do ANYTHING you need doc!), and then they cut off the elasticon to see how the cast itself was holding up. It didn't appear to be rubbing his skin at all, and he hadn't worn through the toe or cracked it. They decided to go ahead and just re-cover the cast with elasticon (and then naturally I added more vet wrap because that's who I am as a human being lol) and let it ride until next week. The casts can last from 10-14 days without issue, so we'll touch base early next week and see how things look to schedule the next recheck.
|LOOK AT THAT FACE
|One of DH's coworkers actually sent this sign home with home one night and its currently sitting on my desk in the office hahahaha.
|More sideeye from the king of bored ponies. He keeps trying to sneak out of the stall while we clean it.
Meanwhile, more stall rest for Trigger until his next appointment -- although we did get the green light to let him graze close to the barn door if it's not rainy/wet. They didn't want him walking far, but if we could alleviate his boredom a little without stressing the injury, that's okay. So. No news is good news for now, and hopefully I'll have more good news (and possibly more gory photos) after our next appointment, when presumably the cast will come off!