Horse Vet Essay

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The boots I wear daily are beat up, covered in mud, and horse manure. You never want to wear nice or dressy clothes working a day in life. Basically you’re always on the go, and when you are not, you are on call for emergencies. It is not an easy job, you have to deal with all types of horses, and you don’t know how those horses may act. I woke up early this morning, to my phone ringing. I had an emergency call, and I needed to be there as soon as possible. By the time I got to the barn, the horse was laying on the ground, breathing heavier and heavier. They said they did not know what was wrong with him. I walked up to him, and his eyes were huge. He was pouring sweat; it was like he had just gone swimming in a pond. The horse was older, I’d say about 27, and I was pretty close. You could see the pain he was in; screaming like a newborn does for their mother. It was torture watching, seeing, even to hear. I did not have much time to think, but the first thing I thought was pain killers. I ran to my truck, and grab Bute. Which is a common pain killer used for horses. We waited for a little and in that time I checked the horse’s legs, knees, neck, back any bone, joint I could think of while laying down. The Bute helped me get the horse to stand, when I realized it was his stomach. The horse was collicing. This is when their stomachs turn, and their intestines flip. We gave him more medicine and then, water, no food or hay. They needed to walk him any time he tried to lay down. Sometimes this can get bad where you cannot help anymore. I was worried, but there was not anything else I could do right now. I told them to call if they saw it get worse, and that I would be back in the morning. By the time I left, and got to my office, we were busy. I had horses I needed to see, to give shots, to take blood for testing, to do warming. Once the horses are seen, and
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