Last week I was petting Cosi & giving him a rub down & on his right side felt a hard lump the size of my pinkie nail. It didn't bother him when I pushed on it. I called our vet & they squeezed us in. They took Cosi in the back room to get a scraping & some fluid from it. I could hear him telling them that he was not pleased what they were doing. The tech brought him in & asked me how I liked her furry clothes. Cosi was all over her! The vet came back in to tell us that it was nothing & not to worry about it - they had looked at the scrapings & fluid under their microscope. Woo, was I relieved!
That same afternoon I had to have the horse vet at the barn for Charlie. My poor wallet - but you know, I don't care - if my boys needed to be seen so be it!! Charlie started to break out with a hive-like rash a few days before & it was really spreading. He had a skin infection called "rain rot" from having a muggy summer & sweating a lot with the humidity. I was told that this can occur even if the horse is kept groomed & clean. We have been spot-shampooing Charlie with a medicated shampoo every other day & making sure that he is dry before putting him in his stall. He looks like a wannabe spotted Appaloosa with hair missing in circles on his back. But, it is not spreading anymore thankfully!
The boys & I want to end this post by saying - GO STILLERS!!!!
Til next time,
-Da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau, & Mommy-Marlene-