As you may recall, Kinna went off down to my friend Sarah's for summer school a few weeks ago. Not for the first time either, she and Sky were there for the summer a couple of years ago, with no problems at all. So we were a bit surprised when Kinna suddenly started getting a scabby nose. Sarah thought it might be sunburn at first, but then it spread to the rest of her head and her legs which started to swell up.
So Ali and I went to visit her yesterday and it took us about 20 minutes to convince her to let us put a rope round her neck and take a look at her. No way was anyone going to be putting anything on her head. But looking like this, who can blame her?
EIA incident only too well......and has never been good with needles, ever since the vet hurt her doing her microchip.
So it looks like she's going to have to come home, trying to arrange that for next week. It's bizarre as she spent the whole summer there in 2011 with no ill effects, and Squaw has lived there for years and nothing like this has ever happened. The other 2 equines are dark skinned and absolutely fine. Could it be the buttercups/St John's Wort? Maybe there are just many more because of the wet weather we've been having......