At the very end of the trip, another serious incident was found in an elderly mare in a remote village. She was wearing an unsuitable headcollar with a chain, which had been embedded in the skin of the face and lower jaw and had created a huge and very painful wound. The team carefully sedated her,cut and removed the chain, then treated the wound, gave antibiotics and a new soft harness in order to help the wound heal and prevent it from recurring. The local volunteers will continue helping the owner and checking on the animal’s condition.
During this outreach we also managed to visit the ‘Magic Mountain Shelter’, where our team offered full treatment to the 7 donkeys, a mule and a horse that Sandy Britton keeps under her care (as well as 25 dogs and 20 cats!). You may have seen Sandy recently feature on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild! The team worked well into the evening, treating equines by torch light as the sun set.