Pens and Needles


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I’ve never put too much faith in "equine understanding." Horses just don’t see things the same way humans do. But the past few days have convinced me that one horse, at least, sees the bigger picture here. Hermione seems to understand that the frequent injections she’s receiving are related to her having this new filly. Hermione’s neck has started to look a bit like a pin cushion, between the P&E and the sulpiride shots–but she doesn’t shy away when she sees me approaching with the big syringes. She looks at me warily, then sighs, walks over, and waits for the two needle jabs.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I also have a scoop full of sweet feed.

Hermione's medications

Hermione will receive 4 hormones and a total of 48 injections in the 10-day lactation induction procedure

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