Voice For Horses Rescue - donations needed for surgery

Rescue horse needing surgery need your help

Information
  • Horse Name: Brass
  • Private Treaty:
  • Location: Bowling Green, OH
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Gender: Mare
  • Height: 15.3 Hands
  • Color: Bay
  • Foal Date:
  • Registrations:
    • Jockey Club
  • Disciplines:
    • Not Applicable

Description

We are asking for donations to help save Brass. Just $1 will make a difference

Brass , she came to the rescue due to her owner being in a car accident and suffering a traumatic brain injury, and he and his wife could no longer physically care for her.

She has a mass on the inside of her left rear leg the size of a softball.

We have been consulting with Dr Mudge at OSU equine veterinary hospital. She worried that this might be a sarcoid, which would mean that it may return after excision. That being said, it probably makes the most sense to excise the mass, submit it for biopsy, and then decide how to best follow up. Xrays would help to tell us if the bone is affected and would give some guidance about how deep we need to go to remove all the abnormal tissue. Since this is on the inside of the hind leg, Dr Mudge feels it would probably do the best job with the mass excision if she does this under anesthesia. She anticipates at least 1 night in hospital after the surgery, but it might even make sense to keep the horse here until biopsy results are available (usually 3-4 days) so they can follow up with additional treatment, if needed

The cost is going to range from $3500 to $5000, we usually do not proceed with this kind of treatment due to the cost and are considering humanely euthanizing her. since the needed money can help many more horses in our care.

However this mare is very sweet and healthy and still can be a riding horse once this is done. So the funds raised will determine if we proceed with the surgery or have her humanely euthanized.

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