The KyEHC is a tranquil 70+ acre farm and safe haven for equines in need. Our horses come from a variety of backgrounds. Some arrive here surrendered by their owners and others have been rescued from abuse and neglect. Once healed and (re)schooled these wonderful horses are available for adoption to become someone's best friend and partner.
Klaire arrived on September 15 and went straight to Park Equine Hospital due to the fact that she was so emaciated that she could not stand up on her own. The techs use a large animal sling to get her up every four hours or so as you can see in the video, so right now she needs round the clock care. She is a fighter and strong, and is giving this her all.
We are grateful for everyone’s kind words and concern, and feel that she is on the right path, grateful for having access to excellent veterinary care, and grateful that we can help her. Hopefully, her progress will all continue.
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Klaire is "home"! She still continues to get round the clock care as we have our staff and capable volunteers staying with her at night.
She continues to get up and down on her own, and is eating well; however, she is still very weak when she walks. Today, Dr. Bryan Waldridge and Dr.Julie White from Park Equine Hospital came out to take a tissue biopsy for Equine Motor Neuron Disease (EMND). This is a disease of the motor neurons that are not functioning properly - they are not able to tell the muscle to contract properly and move. These neurons can become damaged due to a deficiency in Vit E. Horses that have little or no access to fresh pasture or horses that are on high grain diets and dried forage may not be getting enough Vit E. The tail head is an indicative area that is used to take tissue samples from in order to determine whether or not horses have EMND.
One of the primary symptoms of this disease is a stiff and trembling gait which is what Klaire is exhibiting.
Treatment for this disease involves administration of high doses of Vit E which she isalready on. The biopsy will be sent to Michigan State Univ and we should know more in about a week.For more info on EMND: https://thehorse.com/…/equine-motor-neuron-disease-what-we…/
Klaire is already on Vit E. We hope that this biopsy can confirm whether or not she has EMND.
UPDATE: Klaire is doing better, for the most part. She is up and standing longer each day, still a bit wobbly, but likes looking out the back door and loves having the 3 fans blowing on her. She talks to the other horses and anybody walking by the back stall door. She loves her food, vet constantly says that her head is always in her bucket, and she eats all her meals. She has developed bed sores and they are being taken care of closely and carefully. This sweet girl has a long road ahead and will continue to keep you updated on here and on our Facebook page. Thank you again for all the kind words, donations and most of all Prayers.
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