One of a herd of domestics we are taking in.
It's a complicated story, we took her directly to our vet, he gave her exceed antibiotics and she will receive a second dose in 4 days, we have all the supplies to treat her maggot filled wounds and as of this evening, she is cleaned up, dead skin came off, maggot free, treated for ticks, medicated, food in front of her and water!
She is one *TALL* lady but needs alot of care and groceries. This is what rescue is all about and the vet bill is adding fast. We also need weight gain supplies for the horses and more medical supplies as we go along. Special thanks to everyone involved in helping this abandoned herd of domestic horses. Due to the circumstances of this case, no adoptions at this time.
Day 2 at the Rescue, I walked right up to her and haltered her. She let me put the salve (the yellow stuff) on her wounds and some of the crispy dead parts just fell off as expected, she loved being pet.
She has food 24/7 and we will introduce supplements very slowly. No worms in her poop visible but we will worm her in a little bit after the antibiotic treatment is over with.
This was another of the injured horses in the herd but he is healing well.
These wounds were completely flushed out until all maggots were gone, medications are being given for all her special needs.
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Luckily they are making good progress as the days go on, they have medicines, food and much needed care.
Wounds are healing, needs weight gain and such a nice gentle horse. None of us can ever understand how a human can do this to so many loving animals!
Many others don't survive....
Another photo of live maggots in the horse's wounds
Each horse was brought in one at a time after a long road trip down the mountains where they were left behind to starve in the wild..
Some photos of these horses were so graphic, we were not able to share them and this lady did not deserve to end up like this! She HAS been adopted to her forever home now.
In the beginning, he has a phenomenal racing career ahead of him.....
LOOK at him go....
Then tragedy struck, as with many of them... he was injured.... ending up in the slaughter yard... bought by someone who dumped him up in the mountains with 7 others, only to have them starving: one did starve to death before we found out about them and were asked to help.....8 made it to safety.
Injured, underweight and helpless.... they became part of the rescue for a very long time until the legal owner finally surrendered them all. This boy needed alot of re-training but shows so much promise to be a spectacular riding horse, NEVER to be hurt, abandoned or hungry again.
When he arrived from the mountains. Skinny, wormy and his hooves were so bad, he was limping..
Our farrier worked hard on his hooves a couple of times, he put shoes on to try & help ease his pain