Kola and Misty had there Equine Wellness visit today. Misty's body score a 4.5 /9 and Kola a 6/9. Last year Kola was scored at an 8. That being that, Dr. Schreiner isn't convinced that Kola is Cushings, short of doing the steroid test which puts Kola at risk for laminitis. At this point in time, since we're all on the fence with this, it was unanimous to hold for now and see how she sheds out. The Doc with very pleased with our progress with Kola's weight loss and of course once the Doc was here, I was able to pluck mounds of hair off Kola, so I am somewhat relieved for now and we'll wait and see.
Both girls received their rabies and Potomac horse fever shots today and I will give the flu/rhino in 2 weeks and the 4-way in another 3 weeks from there. Kola had her teeth floated and her teeth looked great, Misty had hers done last year and they still looked fine. Eyes were the same as last year, except Kola has a little tiny skin tag type thing on her right lower lid which again we will watch. Doc also attempted to flush out her tear ducts as Kola tends to drain sometimes, since she was already sedated for the teeth float, but that was not very successful so I will start her on eye drops over the weekend and see if we can't clear her tear ducts that way.
Misty has a little loss of flexion in the left knee she injured last winter and I will start a joint supplement as soon as possible, although it didn't seem to impede her in the pasture this week as she ramrodded back and forth in her usual Mustang imitation. Also Misty seems to have developed a lump on her trachea midway down. She is not bothered by it. She isn't coughing. So it will be another thing we'll watch. More than likely a hematoma from a whack or something she may have gotten into.
Both girls were well behaved for their visit and I am pleased to find them both in relatively good health. This is precisely why I like this wellness program. It makes for good record keeping and consistent care. And it's nice to hear that one is a good "horse mommy".