Sammy

Status

Active

Details

26yo

Bay Roan

Appaloosa

Gelding

Year of Birth 1998

Social

Hierarchy: Alpha

Health

Height:
15.2HH

Weight:
900LBS

Chronic Conditions:
Lack of Teeth

Prone Issues:
Sunburn

No Scars or Deformities noted

Rescued

September 18, 2018, 

Authority Surrender

Sammy's Story

Authorities seized Sammy and pasture mate Magic for neglect reasons. Sammy was the most critical we had dealt with in years. Upon arrival, his condition was as follows: weighing approximately 720lbs, carrying a host of parasitic worms (a fecal egg count of 2000+), severe dehydration, and massive dental needs. For the first week, we had various factors to consider while establishing a rehabilitation route. First and foremost was an IV solution to rehydrate him as the worms were extremely dehydrating him. He collapsed on the mark every two days due to weakness and didn’t have enough strength to continue standing. Medication was dangerous at the time, as liver functionality/impairment was a dramatic concern. After the 4th time down, we could no longer push him up ourselves and had to enlist the help of our local fire department. Ultimately, we committed to feeding him every 2 hours for the next 2 1/2 weeks, including electrolytes and liquid minerals with his daily intake.
3/30 he has been stable for a number of months now. Still gaining weight but very much well improved.

Sammy's Placard

Bay Roan, Appaloosa, Gelding
Born 1998 
15.2 | 900
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