1 week later....

This teenaged bay Arabian gelding is in rehabilitation. Watch his progress as he goes through eye surgery, gains weight and returns to his original beauty!

1 week later....

Postby Juliane on Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:50 pm

Buddy is starting to feel better, and even look a bit better! His rehabilitation diet consists of unlimited orchard grass hay at all times and 2 scoops Equine Senior, 1 scoop SafeChoice morning and night. He has also been wormed and was started on SandClear tonight.

He is in strict Quarantine, as the facility he came from had a rampant case of bastard Strangles. I do not know if Buddy ever had Strangles or is currently a carrier of the Strangles virus, however, I am treating him as though he is sick.

Buddy is kept in a small paddock at the opposite end of my property, about 300' from my barn and the other horses. This is causing Buddy to be a bit depressed. He seeks out any kind of attention that he can get. He nickers every time he sees me and will follow me around like a puppy dog. He loves to be scratched and loved on. I wish I could do more with him, but I need to make sure I care for him AFTER taking care of my own horses, so as to not break QT.

In any case, I pulled Buddy out today to give him some exercise. Before, he's been cautious and quiet when I've handled him. Tonight, he pranced alongside me, tail up in the air. He is definitely an Arabian! He thought he was all that and wanted everyone to know it! I was thrilled to see him feeling so good!

He looks as though he is gaining some weight and losing some of his wormy belly too!

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He doesn't look that great as I hadn't brushed him first. I did brush him afterwards and fitted him with a blanket to help keep him from burning any extra energy by trying to keep warm. :) Here is tonight, eating his dinner:

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Postby seahorse on Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:00 pm

Thank you so much Juliane for taking this guy and caring for him so well. He does look much happier and I know he will continue to thrive in your care. Say hi to Dr. bob for me and I am anxiously awaiting what he has to say about Buddy's leg and eye. IMO I would not x-ray him yet until he has had his eye removed and had a few weeks of not walking on skis.....he may just totally come around on his own now that he is being given a fair chance at a new life.
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Postby rodeo51 on Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:03 pm

You have no idea how happy I am that you have buddy. His feet look so much better and he looks like he is starting to enjoy himself.
Thank you so much Juliane for the updates and his care
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Postby shireluver on Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:54 am

I can't wait to see him grow into the picture of health, and I know he will under your care.

Thank you to everybody that took part in saving him. If only we could help the others that are still lingering there :cry:
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Postby ptownevt on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:11 pm

Oh my goodness, what a cute boy! He is adorable. It will be nice when his QT is over and he can visit the others. Thanks for taking him in.
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Postby busted on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:05 am

He is one beautiful horse! He looks like my arab I had also named Bud. I cant wait to see how well he turns out.
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