|Date Arrived:||14 June 2015|
|Vaccinations:||Tetanus, Strangles, Hendra|
|Treatments:||Microchipped, Teeth, Feet, Wormed, Chiropractic|
|Care Facility:||Tarampa, Queensland|
|Story:||Becky was rescued from the doggers by a group of SAHA supporters who raised the money to pay for her and surrendered her to SAHA.|
Becky came to us as an unhandled 10 year old mare and sadly she was having some issues with soundness. She was sedated and xrayed which showed some issues but not enough to be making her as lame as she was. We tried to nerve block her however she was far too unhandled to allow us to pick her feet up without sedation and when you nerve block a horse they can't be sedated to do the assessment so we raised some money and sent her for a bone scan. Her bone scanned showed nothing which would be causing her to be so lame. So we took her home, put her in a small yard and worked on handling so we could do some equissage, physio and acupuncture. After a while, she was sound in her yard so we turned her out into a bigger paddock where she wasn't staying sound so back into a smaller paddock she would go.
She was staying sound in there for a while however, now she isn't sound at a walk in her small paddock.
We tried everything from corrective shoes to barefoot trimming and massage, acupuncture, physio and nothing has worked. She is on rosehip vital, hygalide and herbs for her joints and still nothing is keeping her sound.
So yesterday we made the very hard decision to have her put to sleep.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has tried to help us save Becky. From the people who donated to save her life, to the farriers, vets and specialists who did everything they could to get her sound. UQ Gatton and Exclusively Equine Vet Service have both been amazing.. To the wonderful people who have donated towards her care.. Thank you all.