|Kalin and Denny|
A week ago, our horses escaped, walking over three snow filled cattle guards to travel about 8 miles or so to a neighbor's place. Three of our four mares had been spayed a couple of years ago. Kalin was waiting for her turn this spring. She had started to cycle a few days before the equine escape. After being exposed to the neighbor's stud horse, we decided that we better get it done instead of putting it off awhile longer. Kalin is the kindest little horse, except when she is in season. Then she becomes a nasty, ornery, cranky little horse.
Well, now that won't be a problem any more. My brother-in-law is a large animal vet about 100 miles away from us. He was able to do Kalin's spay on Friday. She was to stay over the weekend and I would pick her up on Monday when I took my mother-in-law to the doctor in Bismarck. Sounded like a great plan and it turned out to be.
After getting the cows fed, I met my friend, Sandy, at the interstate so she could ride along with me. Both of us seem to have a hard time with being on time in the past few years, this time was no different for either of us. An hour later than we planned, we took off east. Of course by now it was past noon,so we had to stop at McDonald's and also make a stop for welding supplies for one of Sandy's sons. The roads were good and the trip when fast.
As soon as we arrived, I unloaded Denny, who had also made the trip. He had a knot in his throat that I wanted my brother-in-law to check out. Thankfully it was nothing serious. Denny went back to the trailer and it was Kalin's turn. My brother-in-law had decided to do the procedure on Kalin with her standing rather than laying down. He feels it is much easier to spay a horse using this method.
|Making the incision|
|Yep, these are Kalin's ovaries.|
|My brother-in-law's clinic/ranch enterance sign, made by thesame man who made our sign here at home.|