Veterinary Care

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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…

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TINSEL’S FREEDOM – THANKS TO YOU!

December 31st, 2016 We have wonderful news! Dr. Mangan saw Tinsel last weekend and her eye is much better! She’s only on one eye medication now!  As he was examining Tinsel, little Betsy Rose let it be known that she was not at all happy that Tinsel was standing in her place in the aisle-way….

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Good Thoughts for Ruby Please

12/07/16  Wednesday Ruby could use some good thoughts and prayers – she’s not feeling well.  Dr. Julia examined her and her blood work results should be back tomorrow. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH… Dr. Specht was out this evening to follow up on Ruby for Dr. Julia. We’re so blessed to have such a wonderful support team!…

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SeAnna’s Dental Day

12/01/16  Wednesday SeAnna had a dental appointment with Dr. Bess Darrow today. She was a little reluctant to walk on the trailer but it didn’t take long for her to decide it would be ok. SeAnna is grossly underweight – a body condition score of 1. Sometimes teeth contribute to weight loss but not in this…