April 9, 2014

Rutger, My Friesian, Had A Dental Checkup

You may recall a blog I posted last month about Rutger, one of my Friesian horses and how he needed a tooth extraction.  That procedure went very smoothly and Rutger has been recuperating nicely.  Betsy first noticed something was wrong when Rutger developed a bad-smelling nasal discharge, indicating sinusitis.  When the sinus becomes infected, it usually means a tooth problem.  For some reason, Friesians are prone to dental issues and Rutger is being monitored closely.  Last week, Dr. Elizabeth Kilgallon, my large animal veterinarian, paid a visit to my stable and was pleased with Rutger's progress.

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