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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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday, February 3

Picaro is such a great horse! I arrived at Tufts to find 3 students working on him, cleaning the wounds from surgery and gunshots. They are gentle and so good at what they do. Picaro holds his head down and never moves...he is amazing.

When the bandaging was replaced he was able to come over, say hello and see what is being offered in his "buffet" as it is called at Tufts. He was quite interested in the senior feed pellets - not as interested in the hay stretcher! A salt lick has been added to one of his dishes and he seems to enjoy that also. After spending a good amount of time chewing (it is still difficult, but he works at it regularly) he moves to the back of the stall, lies down and immediately goes to sleep. It seems to be a routine.

A new pain medication, butorphanol (similar to fentunyl and morphine) is now being administered as well as sucralfate as an anti-ulcer medication. He seems to be in better spirits and not as agitated with the colitis.

He will begin to go outside and have longer walks - he still has a wonderful spirit.

1 comment:

  1. I sure hope he continues to improve! Would love some updated pictures!



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