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Apple Brown Betty (Betty has been adopted!)

Apple Brown Betty is a 2007 standard donkey jennet who came to MHARF during a June 2017 Pine County humane case. This case involved 6 other donkeys, all of whom had not had any veterinary or farrier care for many years.  Because of this neglect, several had hooves so long they could barely walk. Betty was not one of those in the worst condition but she did have very long and misshapen hooves and has required specialized farrier care.

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Oliver

Oliver is a chestnut grade Arabian colt who came to MHARF during a December 2017 humane case. He was foaled in early 2017. He was relatively unhandled at intake but is currently in foster care at Wrisky Ranch where he is learning the basics in ground manners. Intake bloodwork indicated that all of the young horses from this intake were suffering from selenium and vitamin e deficiency. Oliver was the worst case and we believe this was what was causing some wobbliness in his hind legs.

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DJ

DJ is a bay grade Arabian colt who was foaled in early 2017. He came to MHARF in a December 2017 humane case. He was found to have a vitamin e an selenium deficiency but is being treated and is doing very well. He was relatively unhandled at intake but he is in foster care at Wrisky Ranch and he is learning to mind his manners. He will be gelded soon and be available for adoption.

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Della

Della is a 2008 chestnut Arabian mare who came in from a December 2017 case. She was in foal at intake and gave birth to a chestnut colt on April 29th, 2018. The colt (who has been named Jiminy Cricket) was premature and showed failure to thrive and both mare and foal were admitted to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services so he could receive i.v. fluids and plasma. Bloodwork showed infection so he was also started on antibiotics.

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DeNiro

DeNiro is a chestnut Arabian gelding from a recent December 2017 case. We believe he was a herd sire for many years and was gelded recently.  DeNiro is not broke to ride and we had originally placed him in our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse. However, after discussion with his trainer, we have decided to pull him out of the Challenge. DeNiro has some serious ongoing trust issues due to past mishandling.

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