Help Blue Step Into His New Future

For: Blue
El Dorado Hills, CA
Organizer: All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
Help Blue Step Into His New Future (Blue)
$5,475
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 22 donors
100% Complete

The Story

Blue is a young mustang gelding out of Nevada who came to AAE after being asked for assistance by Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund and Virginia Range Wild Horse Sanctuary. He's had a large growth over his rear fetlock/pastern area, and he was unhalterable when he arrived at AAE.

He made great progress getting ready for his first veterinary evaluation, and his initial evaluation (exam, radiographs, and biopsy) resulted in a positive outlook. The bone in his fetlock area looked good and a biopsy confirmed the growth is granulation tissue (proud flesh). It appeared to be, but we wanted to confirm it wasn't something more.  However, the mass is very large, and healing is expected to take considerable time. 

We have been working on gentling and desensitizing to get him comfortable with his legs being handled for post surgical care.  He also experienced a set back with what we think was a reaction to something (e.g. fly spray, a weed, a bite, or ?) and required some additional care and healing before we could move forward.  Blue has made great strides with accepting humans and allowing his leg to be handled. Understandably, he was very sensitive with anything near the "blob".  His surgery has finally been scheduled for Wednesday, August 23. He will need long term bandaging and care for best healing results, so we are anticipating needing lots of bandaging materials and post-op care, probably some sedation in early visits to assure safe handling.

Blue has come a long way since arriving at AAE, please donate to help cover the estimated costs of his surgery and care such as radiographs, biopsies, medications, post op care, and bandages/supplies to wrap his leg for months to come, and evaluation costs incurred so far. If any excess funds remain, they will be applied to the veterinary fund for future care of another horse in need.

Let’s give this gorgeous boy the best future possible! 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 18, 2017

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Posted on October 18, 2017

Apologies for the belated update, but we've been working hard, nonetheless.  Blue is doing very well, and his "lesion" is healing slowly.  No doubt he's eager to get out and kick up his feet, and at this rate, it won't be long.  He'll be able to do something he hasn't been able to do in a long time....run pain free!!  Thanks to all of you!!

Posted on September 8, 2017

Posted on September 8, 2017

Thank you all for your support for Blue's care!!  It means so much to know we have your support so we can make a difference for horses like Blue!!!

Blue had another follow up today, and he's doing really well.  It seems he may already be getting some feeling back in the surgical lesion, if that's possible so soon.  He was pretty good removing the bandage, but as soon as it was time to apply a new bandage, he didn't appreciate the pad being placed over the healing area.  We'll keep handling his leg and doing as much as we can to keep him comfortable. The healing process is going to be a bit of a long haul, so hoping things will get easier as we go.  Until then, heartfelt thanks to all of you, and thanks to Dr. Stolba, Dr. Errico, and Team LBEMC for their help with Blue!  I forgot pics again today....will get some next time!!

Posted on September 2, 2017

Posted on September 2, 2017

Blue did great again today, and we didn't even need sedation for his bandage change.  He knows he's getting long needed help!!  Forgot photos today, but we'll catch some next time.  Keep up the good wishes!!

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