This is Tomahawk Crow. He is thought to be about 20 years old, and to me he is beautiful because he wears the marks of a stallion so clearly. His son, the younger stallion, was going after him and beating him up pretty badly. He was found down, extremely dehydrated, weak and starving. The folks that called us gave it their all and cared for him for two weeks. However, his injuries are needing more than could be done there, and honestly I am not familiar with that type of injury. PTL Clay has dealt with "stifles" and that is what has been diagnosed. We will be having him rechecked by our local vet, but he showed great improvement after settling in this afternoon. Whether it will be lasting or not, we do not know. He was quarantined for two weeks and he is eating and drinking well and being treated for pain. In the horrible event that IF it was more than what was initially diagnosed, at least we know that EPM, (which we also were worried about) is NOT contagious from horse to horse. They call the horse the "dead end" of the virus because it no longer passes to other animals. We are praying it is treatable and that the initial diagnosis was correct. He popped one side back in while Clay literally looked on, and was feeling quite a bit better, although still sore on the other side. At this point, we don't know much more than that. We appreciate everyone's love and prayers for this survivor. He truly deserves a chance. There is a really neat light in his eyes, and he is alert and very interested in everything going on. He also really loves his munchies.
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