Sunday, March 3, 2013

Used Up, Thrown Away Percheron Mare

Poor Destiny. From PMU mare to Free Craigslist ad. 
She was used to make a menopause drug called 'PreMarin' for years. Then somehow, after being used up, was discarded. Please consider becoming one of her sponsors so we can continue to keep her healthy. She is on medication for a lung infection right now. 

Destiny loves carrots!
Did you know PRE is for Pregnant, MAR is for mare, IN if for Urine. Pregnant Mare Urine is Premarin. It is now called Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT.
Destiny is a 30 something year old  Percheron mare

Destiny needs you now. 

Food coming out of her nostril
This Percheron mare was offered FREE on Craigslist. She was saved by a family who didn't want to see her go to slaughter. Because of her age and condition, they felt Destiny needed more experienced caretakers than themselves. The called SaveTheHorses and we gladly said YES. 

She has been a challenge gaining weight and keeping her healthy. Destiny is most likely over 30 years old. She needs a dentist visit soon to see if she needs her teeth balanced because she continues to choke on her food. Sometimes she can clear it herself, other times she needs a veterinarian to tube the blockage. She is an a Senior feed with breaks up easily and has extra fat which she needs. Last week Destiny seemed a bit depressed. We want her happy and that means keeping her healthy. The vet was out to see her Friday, March 1st. An ultra sound discovered she has a lung infection. She is being treated for that. On Saturday, March 2nd, she choked and  needed the vet to tube her throat to clear the blockage. When a horse chokes, their food comes back out of their nostrils because the throat is blocked. They give up eating and serious consequences can occur. 

Destiny is due for her feet to be trimmed soon as well. Keeping her healthy is our goal. 

Is spending money on an older horse a waste of money? We think she is worth the price. She has been used up by people who discarded her. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all horses. 

With your pledge of as little as $5.00 a month, you can be one of Destiny's sponsors and assure her destiny in life stays healthy.
Free Horses are not Free, not if you care about their quality of life. 

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