Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm

Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm
Picaro pictured with Dr. Carl Kirker-Head, Pete Daigneault, Farm Manager and Mona Kirker-Head with their daughters

Picaro's Progress is a Miracle!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday, February 1

We were feeling so very optimistic about Picaro. Dr. Kirker-Head took him on a nice walk yesterday and he loved it. Trotted a little, took some stabs at what he thinks was grass and he seemed to have turned a corner.

Today, discomfort was still visible and an ultrasound showed Right Dorsal Colitis. The drug most commonly associated with right dorsal colitis is phenylbutazone, which has been administered to help with pain in Picaro's jaw.

Picaro is no longer receiving "bute" and has been switched to the anti-inflammatory drug, lidocaine.

He is still perky, and loves the hay that he was getting in small bites today.

Many thanks to the team at Tufts for all the loving care being demonstrated.

1 comment:

  1. lidocaine is an anesthetic (pain reliever), often used topically or injected



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