Austin is continuing to do well in Hanaeleh’s care. It has only been three weeks, but we are already seeing him gain weight and his coat is looking so much better! Last week he got a nice fungal bath to get rid of some of the fungus that is across his back and legs. We think we were able to kill much of the fungus across his back, but his legs are a more severe case, and will require daily medication.
Austin’s bedsores on his fetlocks are healed, so we took the bell boots off, and now he has fly wraps to protect his legs. After we had his feet trimmed, he had two abscesses blow out, but those are growing over now, and he seems to be much more comfortable. We are still not requiring him to move much, but he gets turned out everyday, either in the round pen, or in the arena with Aurora. The two have bonded, and enjoy each other’s company, although Aurora seems more excited about having a new friend than Austin does.