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Re: “Unhealthy Horses

Hi Krista, I would not have ever even engaged in this but at the point you just made of Domino being skin and bones? He is growing at a fast rate of speed, he needs to stay on bermuda and supplements to keep his tendons from recontracting. He gets to play everyday out in the arena with a horse that loves him and makes sure he is moving. He can now see out of his eye and we didn't put betadine in it once he got here. We stopped that to save his eye, and it worked. We had his hernia fixed, his tendons fixed, and it took us a long time to get rid of the projectile diarrhea. We all were so excited to see some solid poop here from him. A gram of bute a day to a 4 week old baby over time will cause major damage to them. We used ulcer guard to fix this, and gave him a good diet of milk replacer. I was told by staff there that he would not take it so he was put on alfalfa and grain at 4 weeks old. He took it great when he got here. I didn't want this kind of back and forth banter, I didn't ask for publicity for him. We love him, and will see him grow into a wonderful horse and find a home where he will be loved, and have a great life. He has so much to look forward to, and to say he is skinny is ok, he has to be on a diet that will let him grow slower so that he doesn't contract his tendons agian. His over all health is better everyday, but the damage was not from us, he came with it, and we are dealing with it, and will see him grow into a wonderful beautiful animal. Tim Vanderpool has only reported the facts that he has been made aware of, same with us. We were told why he was in this condition when we picked him up. I saw the betadine being put into his eye for his last treatment with out it being flushed, I was there too Courtney. We don't want to cause any problems with UofA, none, We just want you to know that their are people out here that are willing to help. If you think a horse is beyond help and needs to be put down ask a resuce if we have ever faced this before, and if we are willing to help, you might be supprised to see how many people are willing to go the extra mile for that animal to see it happen. We have horses that vets told us to put down because they would never make it. We have them now running all over the place having the time of their lives. Kitty is proof of that. Come see us, and don't ever be affraid of getting that second opinion. Many rescues will show you the odds we face everyday and we still pull them through. We just can't give up so easy. I am not saying you do, but Domino, who was named Domingo to you all, which we even changed the name to not do this some day has beaten the odds one more time. It would be a wonderful thing if you continue to do your racing program that you would include a rescue to be a back up for your problems as an answer to you all as well. Just a thought. And please take off all your bad feelings, and remarks to the reporter that just cares about us all. You are all welcome to come out here to HEART and see for your self what we do. We have no hidden agena here , only the care for the unwanted horses.

Posted by HEART on 06/29/2010 at 10:11 PM

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