Today Veterinary came (read James Herriot).

She came to see Fivla who has been very lack-lustre for a few weeks.  Not even whiffling when she sees her morning bucket.  What is wrong?

So t’veterinary took loads of blood to test for all things endocrine as well as a “geriatric profile”.  Fivla is 27 years old so this is possibly wise.

She listened to her heart and bowel sounds (apparently excellent). The bloods will be sent away south to the lab and results will come back next week.  If there is anything going on, hopefully it will show up.  It was mentioned she was a tad fat with a neck crest.  If it is teeth related, we have the equine dentist visiting in October.  Fivla seems very able to eat.

Others looked on.

We ignored them.

Talking of fat….. which, of course, we weren’t.

Haakon looks like he swallowed my neighbour.

And Iacs is not far off.

While Kolka looks beautifully full.  She carries her weight well. The others are blobs.

I just need to know I am doing the right thing for Fivla.  Just being a bit meh might not be a reason for some to get the vet out, but I know Fivla well and something is not right and I don’t know what it is.  Maybe she is just being 27 years old and age has slowed down.  Let’s hope it is just that.  I need to know.


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