Monday, July 21, 2008

Quote of the Week


“Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.”

(Gordon B. Hinkley)

Antibiotics may not always be a good thing!!!

So many times parents come in and insist on getting an antibiotic for their child and many times the providers find giving it to them is easier than explaining why it could actually be more harmful in the long run.

Horses or all animals for that matter basically are treated the same way and with the exact same medications as a human, and I was that loving parent to "Smoke" who thought I had to be doing something to help him get better so even though the vets initially said no antibiotic we treated them any way to speed up the process.

Smoke got "Pigeon Fever" a bacterial infection. The bacteria is often very resistant to antibiotics and no matter how much antibiotic they get it still has to "RUN ITS COARSE" So if the doc says no antibiotic just know there is a very good reason. And an ear nose and throat doc I was working with said sore throats, and especially ear infections are way over treated with antibiotics and if we keep it up he said the only treatment will be to cut the eardrum open - kind of like poor little smokes chest!!

I thought since everyone loved the pigs feet so much - you would really appreciate a gapping wound.