Mojo News and Notes

March 2011

Headlines:

  • Annie's Good!
  • WAA Returns to Diamond D
  • Annie's Surgery
  • WAA Plans
Current Events
Mojo Update

March 2011

WAA Feels and Looks Good!

This week, Wild About Annie had the bandages taken off and the stitches removed.  The Mojo Filly’s doing well, and her knees look good.

Photo by Carol Nichols

Diamond D reports that Annie has been relaxed and settled during her stall rest since returning from the medical center.  Once bandages were off, WAA perked up and tossed her head around as if to let everyone know she was glad to have her knees unwrapped.

This week, the Mojo Filly will go on the walker for the first time since her surgery.  She’ll be walked daily for two weeks, and then x-rays of her knees will be taken to make sure everything’s in order.  If the vet gives the "thumbs up," Annie will be turned out to a paddock so she'll have some space to roam with other fillies while her carpal bone heals.

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Annie Returns to Diamond D Ranch

Diamond D reports that the Mojo Filly returned to the farm in good spirits, settled in nicely, and is on the road to recovery.  There have been no signs of ailments or post-op complications.

In the coming days, weeks, and months, a supplement will be added to WAA’s feed that will help support Annie's joint, bone, and hoof density; improve her digestive and immune system; and promote healthy skin.

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Annie’s Surgery

On Friday, March 11, Wild About Annie had surgery at Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital (Pilot Point, TX) to remove a small chip in her left knee and allow Dr. Stephens to examine the hairline fracture in her left carpal bone.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Stephens took x-rays of both knees and hocks to make sure there weren't any other issues, and in doing so, he found another little chip in her right knee.  As such, he was asked to remove that too.

The surgery went well and was completed as planned (pictures follow).  Both knees have been cleaned up; there are no additional complications or issues detected; and the crack in her left carpal bone can be left alone will heal on its own.

The Mojo Filly was a model patient—she was prepped with ease; recovered quickly as the anesthesia wore off; and then ate some fresh hay once she was back on her feet. 

Annie will spend a few days at the medical center for observation, and then she’ll return to Diamond D Ranch to recoperate.  Her movement will be limited for several days; she'll be walked daily and given supplements to help the carpal bone heal; and then she’ll be turned out to a small paddock once she's allowed to roam more freely.

Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols
Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols
Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols
Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols
Photo by Carol Nichols Photo by Carol Nichols

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Plans for Wild About Annie

As you would expect, Annie is fine, and there have been no further complications or issues with her condition since her knee injury (see February 2011 Update).

After speaking with the surgeon and her regular vet, we have decided that the right thing to do for Annie (while she has time off) is to remove a chip that’s floating around in her left/front knee.  Though the chip isn't causing Annie any pain, removing it is simply a precautionary measure.  While the surgeon is removing the chip, he'll take a closer look at Annie's knee to make sure there aren’t any other issues related to the hairline carpal bone fracture (that were not revealed on the x-ray).


Annie will be shipped to the Pilot Point medical center (where she’ll stay two or three days there for observation after the surgery).  Once the doctors release her, Annie will be sent back to Diamond D to allow the fracture to heel on its own.  We'll know more about the recovery time after the surgery.

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