Para-Vet case and a happy ending for one lucky horse
Three months after foaling, this horse's mammary gland swelled and developed an abscess. After the abscess was opened up, drained, cleaned and antibiotics and pain killers given, the mobile unit requested the horse be moved to the Friendicoes Sanctuary for on-going treatment and care. Unfortunately, and often the case, the owner refused. It means the para-vet will have to check on the horse daily and provide on-going treatment until the main unit calls by again. The mobile team noted that the conditions that the horse was kept in was extremely unhygienic and asked the owner to clean the area. Another thing the para-vet will keep an eye on.
Animal Aid Abroad will continue to support the Friendicoes mobile equine unit including the para-vets that work the outlying areas of Delhi that do not have access to the main vet unit nearby.
Also in February, the Friendicoes vet team came across a very weak, emaciated, lame horse that was in a lot of pain and no longer able to work.
Fortunately, the owner surrendered the horse because he could no longer feed and work him so was transported back to the Sanctuary.
Lucky for this fella, along with another recent rescue [ see picture below] he will be cared for at the Sanctuary and will never have to haul bricks again.
Friendicoes made a special mention to us.."without your large hearts this could never happen!!! Two animals with bleak prospects now have a chance at life!"