While 90% of the colics I see are simple gas colics…the past 2 weeks have really thrown a statistical curve ball.
Part of being an equine veterinarian is being on-call for emergencies. Unique to large animal vets, on-call can be 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the solo practitioner. After a day full of ERs, two calls in particular, left me pondering OC and all that it encompasses.
Like many rescues in the area,”Starfish Rescue” used to rotate through all the local vets. Almost as if going through phases. Before I eve stepped foot on the property, I was warned ahead of time. One, their bill is outstanding at over $5,000 owed. Two, overcrowding. Three, don’t be surprised if compliance is low. Four,Continue reading “When we cannot save them all, but we can save some”
Nothing will make you appreciate a skillset like the sudden loss of one. In typical Monday fashion, what could go wrong seemed to go wrong with every appointment, procedure and task of the day.