Current Status of Penny

Penny is doing well since arriving in Nov. 2021.  She is very food-driven and enjoys working on a slow feeder.  Presently she is on a dermatitis control routine and is bathed 2-3 times a week.  She is also receiving manor refinement classes frequently.  Penny is very much ready for a family to love her for herself with the intent of forever.

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Penny's Details

rESCUE tYPE

Dissolution

Dissolving organizations or institutions for either criminal or non-criminal reasons have to distribute the equines they have.

Herd Hierarchy

Alpha

dominance hierarchy is colloquially called a pecking order where the top-level known as Alpha is the leader.

Chronic Conditions

DEGENERATIVE SUSPENSORY LIGAMENT DESMITIS

Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) is a disease that affects the connective tissue of the lower limbs in Peruvian Pasos, Paso crosses, Arabians, Saddlebreds, Quarter Horses, and Thoroughbreds. Signs of DSLD include:

  • Heat and swelling in suspensory branches or fetlock area, typically bilateral hindlimbs, but may be in all four limbs (figure 1)
  • Pain on palpation of suspensory ligament and/or flexor tendons
  • Varying degrees of lameness
  • Stumbling and tripping
  • Digging holes and standing with toes pointing toward hole
  • Pasterns may appear horizontal during weight bearing as disease progresses
  • Hindlimb conformation may change to post legged stance (figure 2)
  • Change in gait such as weight shifting, landing toe first, or stiff robot like movement
  • Lying down frequently and not wanting to rise (sometimes misinterpreted as colic)
  • Instability in gait or when standing that can be misdiagnosed as neurologic disease

 

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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a master of disguise. This serious disease can be difficult to diagnose because its signs often mimic other health problems in the horse and signs can range from mild to severe.

More than 50 percent of all horses in the United States may have been exposed to the organism that causes EPM. The causative organism is a protozoal parasite called Sarcocystis neurona. The disease is not transmitted from horse to horse. Rather, the protozoa are spread by the definitive host, the opossum, which acquires the organism from cats, raccoons, skunks, and armadillos and possibly even from harbor seals and sea otters. The infective stage of the organism (the sporocysts) is passed in the opossum’s feces. The horse comes into contact with the infective sporocysts while grazing or eating contaminated feed or drinking water.

Once ingested, the sporocysts migrate from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream and cross the blood/brain barrier. There they begin to attack the horse’s central nervous system. The onset of the disease may be slow or sudden. If left undiagnosed and untreated, EPM can cause devastating and lasting neurological damage.


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Restrictions

Pasture bound

Horses identified as having ailments & injuries or considerable age that would preclude them from being adopted by average adopters with not much consideration for the issues at hand. This doesn’t mean they can not be adopted but the scrutiny for adoption will be high in order to ensure that the adopter is highly aware of the considerable factors at hand.

Penny is available for:

Adopt Penny

Can you adopt Penny & give the best possible life to live?
$ 350
00
Total Adoption Fee
  • Rehabilitation Fee ($350)
  • * All equines start with a base adoption fee at a rate of $350. No mater big or small, old or young, papered or not, etc. $350 is but a small amount in the grand schema of owning an equine. We believe no one horse is better than the next.
  • Training Fee ($1600)
  • ** Equines that are capable of riding will be trained to ride and can not be adopted beforehand. For the safety of all this policy will not flex. Those, not rideable for certain reasons are still available but not for the intent to ride.
Pasture Bound
Double click the button below to get started with the adoption process and see if Penny will choose you.

Adopt Penny

Can you adopt Penny & give the best possible life to live?
$ 350
00
Total Adoption Fee
  • Rehabilitation Fee ($350)
  • * All equines start with a base adoption fee at a rate of $350. No mater big or small, old or young, papered or not, etc. $350 is but a small amount in the grand schema of owning an equine. We believe no one horse is better than the next.
  • Training Fee ($0)
  • ** Equines that are capable of riding will be trained to ride and can not be adopted beforehand. For the safety of all this policy will not flex. Those, not rideable for certain reasons are still available but not for the intent to ride.
Pasture Bound
Double click the button below to get started with the adoption process and see if Penny will choose you.

SPONSORSHIP

Give from your heart regularly for the care of Penny.
Sponsor Penny Sponsorship options vary
  • General - (Full) Sponsor $300/mo +
  • General - (Half) Sponsor $150/mo +
  • General - (Partial) Sponsor $25/mo +
  • General - (Flex) Sponsor $you name it
SANCTUARY
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The Story of Penny

Penny was found by Collier County Domestic Animal Service as a stray.  She was processed and held with the hope to find her owners.  After weeks went by SWFHR was contacted to help.   

Penny's Timeline

  • 11/09/2021

    Penny arrived at SWFHR. Initial intake eval was performed and then taken to quarantine.
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