Bad Starvation case COLT

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Florida chick, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    I got a call to help on a starvation case this morning. Needless to say I ended up taking one of the worst yearlings back home. They are all so bad. Lice, fleas, worms.... MATTS of fur, raw spots full of maggots etc. The AC was called MANY times and nothing was done. At any rate our lil guy "Trooper" is now home. The vet was out and we trimmed some off his hooves to get him standing. We made a homemade sling.

    Couple days and care and feed and IV support and he is UP! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Don't underestimate the use of stomach meds for that pitiful little guy. Youngsters stressed with the lack of food often times have ulcers. Even foals get them. Gastrogard is very expensive, but a good probios powder will help a lot. If you can get a gallon of Maalox or something similar from Walmart and dose him once or twice a day, that would help. The absolute best for that is Nutrient Buffer, which is around $50 a gallon. I use it on all of my racehorse, and you can actually see the difference when you use it and when you dont. Good luck.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  3. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Sad to see that. Glad to hear that you are working to save him. [​IMG]
  4. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    I think it is awesome that you have taken the time to help this little one. If I could I would be right there with you. You are doing a great thing. I dont' understand how some one can let any living thing get into that shape.
  5. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    Thanks Halo, is that the same as Prilosec?? I have him on Priolosec now.
  6. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Bless you for intervening and doing what you could for the horses. It continues to amaze me, I understand that people are facing extreme hardship but this is unconscionable.

    The first irresponsible act is not controlling the herd and offspring. The deplorable act is allowing horses to get to this condition.

    You are very kind.
  7. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    The worst part is they have 700 ACRES of pasture, but didn't want horses bothering their cattle!
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    That poor baby. [​IMG] Thank you for saving him!! [​IMG] How are the others doing, do you know?
  9. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thank you for saving him.
  10. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    How sad! But he is in good hands now!! With food and care I'm sure he will be great!! He is a lucky little guy!!
    And hugs to you!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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