Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news… Creedence is doing very well. The bad news is that Ben didn’t make it. So sad. Newborn foals can crash so easily. It seems that Ben was left too long and his large intestine failed.
Here is the message I received from Wild Horse Connection:
“Unfortunately, Ben had some serious hind gut issues that in spite of exceptional efforts by the veterinary staff were only getting worse and more painful. That’s a real problem if the foals can’t be found in time. A very sobering decision was made to euthanize him as the window for success had closed.
What people need to realize is that foals may seem tough, but they are really fragile in their first few days. While the rescuers and vets pull out all the stops, sometimes we can’t turn the corner on these issues. But we will still try nonetheless. Needless to say, the losses are extremely disheartening to us all.”
Thank you all, who donated. Ben received the best care possible.
THE GOOD NEWS!
And here’s the good news! Just look at this video. Creedence is adorable and healthy! He’s being looked after through Wild Horse Connection in Nevada.
Both Baby Creedence and Ben were given plasma and milk replacer (plus all their medical treatments…) and LOOK at Baby Creedence now. He is a fighter and seems to be very happy in his life. He has a new jacket, a warm bed and fine helpers.
Thank you all for helping! Baby care is so rewarding and devastating (and expensive). THANK YOU ALL for caring!
MARCH BUCKET FUND!
March Bucket Fund! Meet Creedence and Ben – two wild foals born during the California/Nevada storms and were subsequently stuck in the mud. Can we help?! STORY HERE.
To donate, click here. All donations are 100% tax deductible. THANK YOU!