Well, unfortunately I'm ashamed to report that poor Fred the foster Corgi had an accident. The horses made an escape during feeding and poor Fred was run over during the dash. A quick physical exam revealed no broken bones or swelling and resulted in a nip to the examiner. We were extremely concerned for him throughout the night. A trip to the vet has shown no permanent damage. Some bruising, both external and internal, some arthritis, but everything intact and working. We now have our a sore older corgi home. He's a little more cranky than usual, but he seems to be on the mend.
We've taken some steps to make sure that this event is a one time deal. Corgis are now confined to the house or the porch during horse feeding. Horses are going to be worked with to prevent another running bucking escape. All and all, it was a very distressing experience, though definately a learning experience.
I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Corgiaid for their prompt response to the request for funding. They had contacted the vet before we had arrived and authorized the needed proceedures.
I would also like to thank Dr. Amber Thompson and her wonderful staff at the Arroyo Vetrinary Clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for their professionalism and compassion. Our excellent experiences there have definately convinced us to make them our regular clinic now that we live here in Las Cruces.