It is a heck of a palaver, but since the method works with Aitana, as seen in the following video, I can now do a bulk mix and keep it in the fridge. (I will warm it up to put in the syringes in the morning, as Aitana doesn’t like anything cold. I discovered she rejected carrots mainly because they were too cold from the fridge, and when they are warmed up she will eat them…)
As it was raining and I was syringing the medication into Aitana, I couldn’t resist “Syringing in the rain…” as a blog title. Of course it was the famous Danny Kaye number, but I always remember it from the film, A Clockwork Orange and that spookily connects with the medication theme, if you know the film.
Thanks to my new equine vet Dorothea for suggesting the large 50ml syringe after having a good laugh at my failed equine tonic pie. Hopefully we are now on track for recovering Aitana’s health. She still looks remarkably small compared with the way she looked two months ago, but she was overweight… So we may end up with a much healthier donkey at the end of all this.
Update 5.25 pm
Exercising Aitana slowly on slight downhill gradient. And coffee at neighbour’s house (for me not Aitana).
Here she is, slowly walking home. It was only 500 metres each way, and easier for her uphill home than downhill, due to pressure on front feet sinews. She needs exercise but we have to be very gentle.