Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys, while campaigning for the better treatment of animals across Spain. We are a no-kill foundation and provide each rescued animal with a safe and loving sanctuary – either here at our centre or via rehoming – for the rest of their lives.

Faith has Emergency Amputation

2011-04
Faith updateThis amazing and heart warming picture of Faith taken
15 minutes after coming round from her 5 hour operation shows the incredible
moment when Faith stood up on her temporary artificial limb and shows why every
effort is being made to give Faith a chance to live due to the little horse's
fighting spirit and love of life which is clearly evident in the photo.

Faith is doing really well since the operation to amputate her lower leg by
Specialist Horse Vet Casper Castelijns in Barcelona. Her temporary cast was
taken off by surgeons last Monday to check the healing process and all looked
to be recovering well. A different type of cast has now been put on Faith's
leg, which is to be kept on throughout the day and removed at night so that a
careful eye can be kept on Faith to ensure her stump is recovering as it
should. When the swelling has gone down and it has healed up totally a mould of
her stump will be taken to make her own, made to measure prosthetic limb. Each
limb costs in the region of 1000 euros. Gaspar Casteljns and his team of
surgeons are hopeful that they can eliminate any problems that may occur when
making the prosthetic limb as the majority of a horse's weight is carried on
their front legs, therefore every effort is made when making and fitting the
limb to hopefully avoid pressure points which in turn can cause ulcers. In this
regard they are in close contact with Rustin Moore, a Specialist Equine
Prosthetic Surgeon who made Molly the Pony's artificial limb. Molly like Faith
suffered an horrendous injury to her front leg. Several attempts were made to
fit Molly with the correct prosthetic limb. Molly the pony, 5 years down the
line has become something of an ambassador in America.

Everyone involved at the Rescue Centre is waiting with baited breath hoping
that Faith continues to do well. We would like to thank all our supporters who
have made this operation possible and given Faith a chance at life. Further
updates will be given as they unfold.

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