In Cheryl’s words: This paint gelding stood in waist deep water for 3 days. He came in with one of his pasture mates. Three of his pasture ares drowned his legs were extremely swollen to the point it was hard for him to even walk. We had to watch him with antibacterial soap hoping to get in the parasites that could be in the standing water that was full of infectious germs. We had to give him Betadine bath and then cut off any sloughing of the skin. When we had to add and antibiotic cream in moisturizer to keep it moistwe’ve been wrapping his bandages daily and as we re-treat him more skin comes off. Most of the horses here are tolerant of letting us do this even though it has to be excruciatingly painful. The water damage these animals have from hurricane Harvey is something that really needs to be treated for a few months but I’m afraid so many horses are not going to get the treatment they need.
Long term help is needed – supplies, volunteers to help manage and treat recovering animals, transportation and temporary homes while owners rebuild.
T2 is staffed by 2 vets and volunteers onsight 24/7 to assist with farm animals.
Tin Top Arena and Event Center
3810 Old Peveto Road, Orange Texas
Onsite Contact: Cheryl Flanagan (Save the Horses) please text 404-310-1560.
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Photography Courtesy: Cheryl Flanagan (Save the Horses) and Tammerly MacDonald