OMG. This mare has a HOLE IN HER NECK THE SIZE OF MY FIST. Please let’s help OLIVIA, our MAY BUCKET FUND MARE!






No words.

Olivia was rescued by ALL SEATED IN A BARN rescue.   She is a 7 year-old OTTB who was dumped in a kill pen because she had a tracheotomy, which went bad.  This hole is not healing – at all – and it is the size of my fistShe needs immediate surgery before anything (dust, flies, dirt…) gets in there that can create an infection.  This is very critical.  It must hurt a lot.

Please Please let’s help her – she is so young!!  The surgery (mesh, skin grafts decided by surgeons at two vet hospitals) is $3500 plus aftercare.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU in advance!



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This is a gentle version of the photos I have been given. The movie below is more specific.

HER STORY…

This is what Talhia from All Seated in a Barn wrote about Olivia:

This is Olivia. We rescued her a month ago with what we were told was a hole from a tracheotomy, which was done to save her life. From what we do not know, it could have been a number of things. They didn’t take care of the hole after the surgery and it unfortunately got bigger, ALOT bigger and healed this way.
When we sent her to the vet when we bailed her the Doctor said it would close within a month and they did some tests and she can breathe just fine with it closed up, and it wasn’t infected. Fast forward a little over a month and the hole is still just as massively big, about 4 inches.
Working with our vet in Bakersfield and also with the awesome Alamo Pintado, we at least have a game plan now. She NEEDS to get this hole shut. It is so big that anything can get in causing her serious serious problems. The surgery is going to actually be multiple surgeries, at least a week at the vet hospital and $3500.
This is a must for her. Something as simple as flies getting in the hole (which we keep covered with vet wrap), water, dirt, ANYTHING can be fatal. She has at least 20 years left and without the hole being closed she is being set up for failure and we will NOT do that to her, she deserves to live fully and without even a chance of something happening.

THE VIDEO.

This video is somewhat graphic.  Not bad… but it does show the depth of the wound.  Click here to watch the video.

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Bones found in Las Vegas while digging their pool – are revealed to belong to an ancient horse from the Ice Age!






Perfect story for a Sunday!   Original article posted here.

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A couple in Las Vegas will have to wait to finish their pool after construction workers unearthed an ancient set of bones dating back to the Ice Age.

Matt Perkins and his husband Joshua Anghel, who recently moved from Washington state to a newly built home in Nevada, said they were stunned to find police and crime scene investigators at their home on Monday after being alerted about the bones.

‘The pool guy said he was going to come to check out the pool,’ Perkins, 35, told KTNV-TV. ‘We assume that was normal, we wake up and he’s out front with police.’

The pool builders discovered the bones about five feet (1.5 meters) below ground.

After an investigation, police said the bones did not belong to a human and raised no law enforcement concerns.

A couple in Las Vegas will have to wait to continue building their pool after construction workers unearthed a set of bones dating back to the Ice Age

Nevada Science Center Research Director Joshua Bonde said the bones are between 6,000 and 14,000 years old and are those of a horse or similar large mammal

Bonde said the area where they were found was fed by natural springs and served as a watering spot for wildlife in the arid Mojave Desert about 14,000 years ago
Nevada Science Center Research Director Joshua Bonde said the bones are between 6,000 and 14,000 years old and are those of a horse or similar large mammal.

To be considered a fossil, the bones would have to be at least 10,000 years old Bonde said, adding that scientists would need to use carbon dating to figure out if the bones qualify.

Bonde said the area where they were found was fed by natural springs and served as a watering spot for wildlife in the arid Mojave Desert about 14,000 years ago.

The backyard discovery came near Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, where rare fossils such as mammoths have been unearthed before.

The pool builders discovered the bones about five feet (1.5 meters) below ground. After an investigation, police said the bones did not belong to a human and raised no law enforcement concerns

To be considered a fossil, the bones would have to be at least 10,000 years old Bonde said, adding that scientists would need to use carbon dating to figure out if the bones qualify

Matt Perkins (left) and his husband Joshua Anghel, who recently moved from Washington state to a newly built home in Nevada, said police and crime scene investigators showed up at their home on Monday to analyze the bones
‘If people are digging in their backyard, it shouldn’t be a surprise when they hit something,’ Bonde said.

He also noted that under Nevada law, fossils belong to the owners of the property they are discovered on.

Perkins is now deciding how best to preserve the fossil.


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