Veterinary Care

SAWYER HAS JOINED OUR HEAVENLY HERD

May 5th, 2017 Sawyer followed me around this morning after finishing his breakfast and having some pal around time with Lucy. I was delivering hay and, by the time I got to the 3rd paddock, I knew something was wrong.  He was looking at his tummy – one side and then the other.  We took…

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BABY NOAH – OUR HELP A HORSE DAY RESCUE

04/18/17 Our 8th Annual Celebration of Life/ASPCA Help a Horse Day is on Saturday, April 22nd, and almost every year, a horse in need finds its way to Beauty’s Haven just before the event. Well, this year, it’s not a horse, but a baby lamb with an injured leg! The baby will be arriving this evening and will be…

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Cookie’s Eye – Not Good News

Earlier this year, Cookie appeared to be depressed – she just wasn’t herself. With her history of cancer, well, I was just concerned. Dr. Specht ran some blood work and some values were all over the place. Then Cookie developed chronic imflammation in her left eye and was put on eye medications which didn’t seem…

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COOKIE’S EYE – IS IT CANCER?

February 12th, 2017 Cookie’s eye is worse. Dr. Mangan will be checking it tomorrow when he comes to hopefully, remove the lavage from Magic’s eye. Almost three years ago, Dr. Mangan performed surgery on Cookie at UF when she had cancer.  He did a great job.  He had to remove much of her lower left…

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UPDATE ON EMMA – THE FILLY THAT WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

02/23/17 Emma’s bandages are off, staples and stitches are out, and she’s sporting her new socks from Sox For Horses! These socks are a great alternative to bandaging and they’re easy to use and maintain! I have no feeling or sensation in my hands so leg wraps/bandages are difficult for me to put on the horses. I…

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SHOT FILLY IN THE NEWS AND INCREASED REWARD

February 16th, 2017 Emma – the 3 year old filly that was shot.  She has undergone surgery to remove bullets and fragments and is currently recuperating back at the rescue. Emma is really good for her bandage changes as well as taking her medications. So far, all looks good. The swelling in her knee has…

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Emma Injuries Are Worse Than We Expected

February 7th, 2017 Leaving Emma at the Ocala Equine Medical Hospital on Monday afternoon was one of the hardest things ever, even though I knew that their veterinarians and staff are absolutely wonderful and would do a great job. Her surgery was in the morning and took quite awhile.  Here they are sewing up the front…

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Emma’s Surgery – She Believes!

February 7th, 2017 “Mommy Theresa I’m ready for this! I’m a little scared but Dr. Lugo says I’ll be asleep the whole time. And you’ll be there, right? He says he’s going to take away the things in my legs that are making them hurt and that once it all heals, I’ll feel much better!…

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FILLY USED FOR TARGET PRACTICE? THIS IS URGENT!

February 5th, 2017 A vet contacted us about a three year old Quarter Horse filly that was shot – he does not want to euthanize her and we are her last hope. She has multiple buckshot fragments lodged in her.  The vet found her with blood from her nose and mouth from the wound over…

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MAGIC’S INJURY

January 13th, 2017 Yesterday was not a good day for Magic but he knows that it will get better. He has an issue with his right eye which needs to be treated for several days. Yesterday, he learned that a flymask wouldn’t gobble him up. He’s such a brave boy! For those who don’t know…