Rescued Shire horse has surgery thanks to  donations to charity appeal

Above Lolly (L) with her friend, Dime

Lolly, a 17hh rescued Shire horse living at equine rescue charity, HorseWorld's farm in Whitchurch, Bristol. She desperately needed dental surgery which was to cost the charity around £3,000.

HorseWorld put out an appeal to raise the funds to pay her vet bill and get her the treatment she needed.

"Our generous supporters responded and Lolly has now had her surgery" said Fundraising Officer, Amy Williams "We can't thank them enough."

Lolly is back at HorseWorld after an overnight stay at the vets. The procedure was successful and she is now in a field close to the main stable yard to recover and have her daily pain relief.

"Lolly will need another visit from the vet soon to remove an implant that was fitted in the gap to stop food infecting the wound during the first stages of healing." said HorseWorld's Equine Welfare Manager, Sarah Hollister

"The vet will then need to see her in 6 months to check it is all healing as it should be and that there isn't any food or infection in the resulting gap the missing tooth has left.

"Now that the tooth has come out, Lolly will need more frequent checks for the rest of her life as the opposite tooth has nothing to grind against so will need more frequent rasps (horses teeth continually erupt and are worn down so need to be rasped where they don't meet other teeth).

"Lolly was extremely well behaved throughout the whole process. She loaded into the lorry without a fuss, was calm travelling and was very good for the vets and nurses. What a super-sized superstar she is!

Above: Lolly loading into the lorry to go to the vets

"Thank you to our amazing supporters. Lolly's Appeal is still running as any excess funds raised from Lolly's appeal will go towards her ongoing care and the care and rehabilitation of over 100 rescued horses on site."

To see the tooth that was taken out, click here (Warning, blood in picture).

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Article by: Amy Williams

Posted on: 8th July 2020