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Camel in the field with horses in the background

two shire horses trotting in the field

 

 

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Valley Farm Diary - February 2013

What a rubbish month! Just when we thought winter was drawing to a close, it really...
...began. Snow, cold, fog and floods this month. But worse than all of that, we had a couple of colic cases. The first one was our vaulting horse Flagship who has, until now never suffered a days illness. His colic symptoms were slightly odd so we shipped him off to Newmarket Equine Hospital where he spent a week in expert hands. On collection we were very grateful and had little idea that a week later we would be back with another case for them. The second one was Snow, one of our prized wedding horses. Again, after a few days we were able to collect him fully recovered. So, causes? Let's face it, we have a large number of equines here so it stands to reason that occasional illness will get one of them somewhere. But these colics were both a little odd to me in their symptoms. So, was it the pressure changes in the weather or was it the fact that we had wormed them all just before this? We'll never know. I'm just very happy that the Equine Hospital is not too far from us and that we have their experts on hand. Both horses are now fine.

 

It spite of the weather, our Mock Hunt went out and managed some good gallops and fun.

 

The dog agility competition also went ahead. On the farm we were pleased to see that our barn owls have at last taken up residence in the luxury owl box we put up for them.

 

Two new additions this month were the female pygmy goats. Cute! Maybe we will find a male for them later.



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