Friends, we had an emergency come up last night and are expecting a big vet bill. Can you help with a donation?
Finnegan, one of our mini horses, suffered through an episode of “choke” last night.
WHAT IS CHOKE? Choke is a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked, usually by food material. Although the horse is still able to breathe, it is unable to swallow, and may become severely dehydrated.
Finn is prone to choke because of his anatomically small esophagus. It’s so easy for complications to come up if wait to get a vet’s help on choke, so we worked fast to get a vet to our property right away. Abraham’s Equine Clinic arrived at the Haven and confirmed Finnegan was experiencing an episode of choke. The vet got work right away to flush the material out of place.
Unfortunately, the vet could not remove the blockage here at the Haven. We immediately loaded Finnegan into a trailer to get him to Abraham’s Equine Clinic. They scoped him to try to find the blockage, but unfortunately were not successful. They held Finnegan overnight to give him some rest and to monitor him… and they went ahead and scoped him again this morning.
We just spoke with the vet at Abraham’s Equine Clinic. The blockage has passed, but we’re not out of the woods yet.
Finnegan will need to stay at the vet clinic for at least another 24 hours. He will be monitored by the vets and will receive pain management medication and antibiotics.
We’re looking at a veterinarian bill of at least $1,000. We’ve raised almost $400, but we need your help to cover Finn’s medical bills!
Please consider making a donation to Finn’s medical care here on Facebook or on our website.
What We Need Now
We need prayers, good thoughts, and donations. We’re committed to getting Finnegan whatever care and medical procedures he will need to keep healthy.
Can you chip in to help? You can receive updates by following our page on Facebook. Thank you for all of your support!