DiGize Helps 28 Year Old Mare
Author: Judy Carol L.
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Thursday evening feeding - Megan , 28 year old mare, was lying down by the truck at feeding time. She got up, went to the front yard and down again. (This was completely out of character for her. She has been a "chow hound" all her life. Nothing gets in the way of her feed.) I listened to her gut with a stethoscope. I gave her some DiGize in her lower lip and rubbed some in her flank. She got up shortly and went on into her pen and ate a little grain.
I came out a little later to check on her. She hadn't eaten much of her grain, and was lying down again. She showed no signs of colic or any other specific ailment. Maybe just an "old lady having an off day."
When I came out to check on her Friday morning, she was lying down near the hay ring. I could tell she had been up and down during the night and eating some hay. She had some trouble getting to her feet, finally made it on the second try. Walked into her pen and before long was down again. I took some feed and placed it in front of her, she began eating.
I gave her some more DiGize and about 10 drops Occhoa in her lower lip. I decided to do a Raindrop on her. This was the first time doing a Raindrop on a horse lying down. I did not put any oils on her feet or legs as I was working alone on a loose horse. I applied the Valor on her withers and base of tail and did the holding procedure. Then applied Valor to her pole. Next I began applying the regular Raindrop oils in their order. I just used the ends of my fingers to "catscratch" the oils into her along the spine. No other procedures. I call this a Progressive Raindrop since at the start the horse was lying down. After the 5th oil she got up and began walking across the pen. I would tell her "whoa" she would stop. I would apply an oil, rub it in, and she would walk off again. This happened with each oil. At the end of the Raindrop she had made it all the way across the pen. When I saw that she was a little more steady on her feet, I tied her in a shady spot for a while.
After 30 minutes or so, I untied her and left her in the pen for the day. She had grass, hay, and water available. At the evening feeding she was feeling much better. Was ready for her feed and had a "brighter" look about her.
Saturday morning she was waiting impatiently for her feed, nickered when she saw me. I turned her out in the pasture for the day. She came in for the evening feeding as usual.
It is now November 2010 and has been almost a year since this happened. She has had no symptoms since.
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