Abandoned foal in need of immediate rescue

Story submitted by All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. 

One of our favorite stories to share is Rascal’s story. We received a call about a foal in need of help. Her mom had scaled a six-foot paddock fence, leaving the hours old filly alone. She was five hours away. We jumped in the truck to meet mid-way. She was weak and unable to stand so we detoured on the way home and immediately took her to Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. She was diagnosed with white muscle disease resulting from a severe selenium deficiency. She spent 13 days in the hospital under the care of LBEMC staff and the next 13 days at AAE with 24/7 volunteer supervision. At 26 days old, little Rascal was finally able to stand on her own!

Unfortunately, Rascal’s health issues weren’t over yet. She had two intestinal bouts of c. diff bacteria, she had a large umbilical hernia that required surgery, then a massive hoof abscess, and chronic diarrhea that lasted for nearly a year. We never gave up, and neither did she!

Thanks to our supporters, Rascal is now a friendly and beautiful 3-year old. Earlier this fall Rascal and herd-mate Maddie were adopted together and went to their forever family!

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