Tuesday 18 December 2018

Update on Colic Surgery

To clarify, Kachina is fine, this is an update on J, the fellow boarder's horse who I drove all night to help bring for colic surgery.

J is doing great! She is home from the vet and currently on stall rest. Her owners are keeping to the vet's strict instructions for feeding, hand walking and monitoring bowel movements. She seems bright but content and it was great seeing her eat her hay with gusto when I went to see her this weekend.

J at home

Incision site, staples to come out soon

I'm so glad things are going well! =)


  1. So glad to hear! Thanks for the update :)

  2. Glad to hear it has gone well ! Colic surgery is NOT fun.

  3. Lucky, lucky pony to have you and his owners there for him! My best friend just lost her boy to colic because the timing meant we could not get him to a vet (ferry schedules involved) in time. So, so lucky you were there and able to help!

    1. Oh no! It is so so crappy when external factors like ferry schedules or distance to vet have to make the decision for us on how much can be done or not done. Sending thoughts for your friend <3

      I am very happy that I could help make a happier outcome in J's case

  4. Glad the pony is doing alright!