Last Monday morning, we came in and did our normal good morning check on everyone before we started getting morning feeding ready. Flower, usually bouncy and bright, was acting very lethargic and wouldn’t let us near him. We were able to catch him and see that his left eye was very swollen.
Immediately, we texted Dr. Avery, our incredible veterinarian. She had us give him some pain medicine and then bring him up to her clinic. Dr. Avery did an eye stain and examination and discovered Flower had a splinter in his eye that had caused an ulcer. She removed it and prescribed daily eye drops, as well as pain medicine for the next couple of days.
Flower was feeling great after that!! He even jumped through the barrier in the car and rode on our Ranch Hand’s lap for part of the drive. It took a few days of the medicine, but Flower is back to his usual self!