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November Bucket Fund horse UPDATE: We know what caused ANDRE’S LEG WOUND!






Last week we told you about our two November Bucket Fund horses:  Phoenix and Andre.  You can read the original story here.

Phoenix has a horrible wound on his rump.  Andre has a horrible wound on his leg.  (Phoenix goes into surgery on Tuesday, we hope… his bloodwork indicated that he needed more time before he could have surgery for this week.  The vets still do no know what is going on there.)

UPDATE ON PHOENIX!

It turns out that the huge wound on Phoenix’s leg is a horrible summer sore, left unattended, and full of fly eggs (maggots).

This can be cured, but it will take a long while.  For sure, there will be scarring and there could be internal damage.

Phoenix’s leg when he first got to the equine hospital. The vets didn’t even think that this could be a summer sore filled with eggs. They tested for many, many diseases. But, it is a summer sore filled with maggots.

VIDEO

You can watch this (somewhat gross ) videoknow that the vet is squeezing out fly eggs.  A bit difficult for the faint of heart.

If you have a strong stomach, click image to watch the video of the vet extracting the fly eggs from this massive summer sore.

 

NOVEMBER BUCKET FUND HORSES!  Andre and Phoenix – BOTH with Massive Wounds and dumped at the auction!   Click here to read the story!

We are HALFWAY to our goal!  Please help if you can… this is horrendous and will take a lot of expert care to heal them.

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This is HORRIBLE. PLEASE HELP our November Bucket Fund horses: Andre and Phoenix! Please SHARE.






I’m going to tell you that this will make you very angry… that someone could neglect these horses and drop them off with a horse trader who took them to the auction IN THIS CONDITION.

One has a huge necrotic bubble on it’s rump.  The other, a huge swelling necrotic mass on its leg.

Both of these horses are fully aware, eating drinking, etc…  They are still with us, they’ve made it this far.  We have to help them if they are able to be helped.

PLEASE let us right this wrong.  Let’s help All Seated in a Barn give these horses the medical attention needed.

WARNING:  The first photo is hard to see… and the following photos are a bit worse.   I’m not even sharing the worst shots…  But we HAVE TO HELP.  We have to know this kind of thing happens and we must right this wrong.

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I blurred this to make the image more palatable… however these horses have huge, weeping wounds. One on the rump and one on the leg. (Andre is the tall one on the left. Phoenix is the one with the rump wound.)

 

THE STORY… so far.  (warning:  somewhat graphic photos below)

These geldings had been dropped off to the auction by a horse trader.  There are no papers, no history.  No owner of record.

All Seated in a Barn purchased these horribly wounded horses for $350 each and immediately brought them to the hospital.  (The flies on these wounds were like a carpet of black.  Horrid.)

Blood was drawn, samples taken and they are awaiting results.  The Dr. wants to do surgery on Phoenix (rump – massive, necrotic, weeping wound) next week once they can stabilize him.  If the issue is an abscess, the fear is that it has gone to his spine.  But for now, he is doing very well, so they are hopeful.

(I asked the vet if it was a cougar attack and she didn’t think this was animal related…)

Andre’s leg wound is a mystery as well.  They do not know what they have.  Test are happening and we may know later today.

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Huddled at the auction

So skinny, neglected and miserable. WHO WOULD DO THIS?!

At the hospital. They don’t know what this is… I asked if it was a cougar but the vet thinks not. She thinks it is some sort of abscess.

This is Andre’s leg after being cleaned at the hospital. Again, they are running tests because they are not sure what this is… clearly de gloved.  Horribly swollen and painful.

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