Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
This is just a follow up on a previous post about "bute toxicity". The horse that received 60 grams of bute by mistake was finally put down. It is a very sad story but it highlights the need to be constantly aware of exactly what medications you are giving your horse......make sure you know what you are are giving,how much to give and what problems can occur. Once the drugs are in you cant get them out. Here is a sonogram I did the other night on this horse and it is far
and away the worst Right Dorsal Colitis I have ever seen. The ulcered area was over 3 feet long. Can you imagine how painful a 3 foot long ulcer would be. Additionally, typical anti-ulcer medications don't reach this part of the bowel very effectively so there is little that can be done.
The liver is to the right and the RDC is to the left, the measured area is the colon wall that should only be 3mm thick. You can see how swollen it is.
Double click on the image to enlarge.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I had to look at a horse for tying up the other day and the owner Pam Cramer, has a very unique business. She makes jewelery from your horses mane or tail hair. We have recommended this to clients that have lost a horse. It's a wonderful way to remember a special friend. In the past many owners held onto a horse's shoes,halter,blankets, ect. Now they can have a bracelet or other form of beautiful jewelery made from a small segment of mane or tail to keep forever. I would never have thought that something so nice could be made from horse hair but Pam does it somehow. You can look at her website here www.cottagetails.com
Saturday, March 01, 2008
The USS New York was christened today in New Orleans. This is significant because the Bow was constructed with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center . I had heard that the steel was to be used but didn't know what the destination would be. "
The vessel's bow stem comprises 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center.
As the Navy notes: "The ship is named New York in honor of the state, the city and the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.... Use of this steel symbolizes the spirit and resiliency of the people of New York."
And the official motto of the vessel?
"Never Forget." How appropriate....I think it's a shame that so many of us have forgoten what happened and that the threat still remains. Our sensitivities prevent our media from showing the images on TV, I feel we should see that over and over, because our enemies have not gone away.The massive, 684-foot-long ship was a sketch on a drawing board on 9/11 when the towers fell. Then-Gov. George Pataki led the effort to have it named the New York, a title last borne by a 1914-46 battleship. There was also the New York City, a nuclear submarine retired in 1997."
Hopefully this ship will in some way contribute to helping all of those that wish us harm, find their 72 virgins.