Upcoming Rehab schedule, blue has been done.
Vet Visit ultrasound examination showed no more fluid buildup on right stifle.
#1 shot Adequan (of 7 shot sequence over 28 days)
was not able to lift front legs for farrier trim. Stumbled on back.
#2 shot Adequan
#1 Rehab workout 30 minutes: 10 walk, 10 walk-trot, 10 walk on straight lines – no lunging. Energy was good, willing to trot, not pushy or rushing.
Masterson Method – left side, bladder meridian. Need to spend more time on this – maybe doing some daily. Easily gave me some great releases between the poll and withers. Was able to lift his right foreleg but still having issues lifting the left foreleg (diagonal to the right stifle which is hurt). Is willing to trot.
Texted with vet and yes, she wants Cosequin started, so I’ll be starting it tomorrow.
Still not eating the beet pulp if alfalfa is presented. Tomorrow, I’ll feed beet pulp in the a.m. with no alfalfa and lock him up and see if I can get him to eat it all as it is very important he takes all his meds first.
#2 Rehab workout 10-10-10
Not a great workout. He was a bit overhypped. Not as much trotting as we need to do. So I’ll do another workout tomorrow. Didn’t want to lift the left foreleg so is obviously still not feeling strong enough to keep it up long.
Did not eat breakfast even though I left him locked up with only his beet pulp. ARGH Will have to change the feed for his vitamins and minerals.
Did some stifle releases with Masterson Method and got good releases on the left but wouldn’t release the right.
#3 shot Adequan
Rain so no workout. However, did do his tail pulls and he was doing much better with his hindquarter stability. Was also able to lift each of his forefeet! Yay! I think he’s getting a bit stronger already.
When I arrived in the morning he had finished yesterday’s beet pulp. This a.m. fed beet pulp and came back at 5 p.m. and he had not finished. I’m beginning to think he might eat this overnight so if I syringed him in the morning with his ALCAR and have a p.m. feeder dump his food (with remaining vitamins and minerals) for me to check it the next morning might work.
Did buy 5 bales of alfalfa to see if I can extend the times before going to the feedstore but I am going to up his alfalfa once I get him to eat his beet pulp.
Started ponies back on the Purina Miniature Pony feed as Dulce has lost too much weight and doesn’t maintain on grass/hay alone, unlike Dancer who is an air fern.
No workout – rain
Tail pulls, side to side, 3 for 5 seconds each. Lifting up front forelegs and asking for holds for 3 seconds. Improving everyday.
off from work due to personal reasons
did do tail pulls and foreleg lifts.
#3 Rehab workout 10-10-10
#1 Rehab workout 10 walk, 15 (walk-trot), 10 walk
#4 shot Adequan (need to buy the next set from vet)
#2 Rehab workout 10-15-10
#5 shot Adequan
#3 Rehab workout 10-15-10
#1 Rehab workout on lunge, 20 m circle or larger, 30 minutes
#6 shot Adequan
#2 Rehab workout on lunge, 20 m circle or larger, 30 minutes
#3 Rehab workout on lunge, 20 m circle or larger, 30 minutes
#7 shot Adequan
Regular lunge workout
Regular lunge workout
Vet exam – x-rays of the hocks and fetlocks
Also, buying the Back on Track hock boots on payday 3.31.
A.M. FEED – soaked beet pulp without molasses with his vitamin and mineral needs.Put on hock boots.
3 hours later – return, remove hock boots do whatever workout we are going to do (if any), and afterwards feed 3 flakes of alfalfa as a reward.