First we set up the sterile field. I am a surgical nurse, so I had access to scalpel, sterile drape, sterile saline, hemostats, tweezers, betadine, sterile 4x4s, and sterile gloves. We found the least feathered spot on top of her crop and had to pluck a few additional ones. I prepped her with betadine and opened her skin first and then her crop. SCAREY MOMENT!! I started to low on the crop and it bled more than I expected and I thought for sure I had just opened her heart. My daughter turned pastey white and I was near tears... but we progressed and yes, it was her crop. The skin is less than paper thin and the crop is thick and muscular. After applying pressure with the 4x4 it stopped bleeding. I extracted 1/2 to 3/4 cup of hay, grass and yuck with hemostats and tweezers. I felt around with my finger and am fairly confident I got it all. I flushed well with Normal saline. I did not close the crop but I started with liquid band aid on the skin and it did not hold, so I put in two dissolvable sutures. I covered with neosporin and she is doing very well. She is drinking and eating and we gave her some liquid vitamins. Will keep you all posted.