AJ is back to his happy (grumpy) self this morning. He was only allowed to eat half of his normal feeding, but he gobbled it up and couldn't wait to chase Justus away from his food. Lots of manure piles came overnight and all is well. Thank you so much for your kind words yesterday!!
AJ is feeling a bit under the weather today. I received a call from my dad early this morning letting me know that AJ wasn't interested in breakfast. When AJ doesn't want breakfast, it's time to panic... well, maybe not panic, but it's definitely a cause for concern. He didn't even mind it when my dad's horse Justus stole some morsels out of his feed pan. No grumpy old man face with flattened ears is definitely not a good sign. He had a temperature of 102, which isn't necessarily high, but isn't necessarily normal either. My dad had seen him pee, but no AJ poop could be found, and he was acting very mopey.
|My handsome boy.|
The Banamine seemed to help because as the day wore on, he snacked on some hay and ate a few cookies. He was also drinking some water but still hadn't pooped, so my dad called the vet back to set up a time for her to come out. Shortly before she arrived, AJ finally pooped, and seemed to be a much happier boy.
The vet palpated him to check for an impaction but said everything looked normal. She checked his teeth in case an infected tooth might have been the reason for the slight fever but said everything looked good. His manure was much more solid than normal, so it sounds like perhaps he had a mild case of colic that the Banamine helped with. She said the Banamine will start wearing off around 6pm tonight, so my dad will keep an eye on him until bedtime, but hopefully he's over the hump and all is well.