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. He is under veterinary supervision and is being treated and appears to be responding well!
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.
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. Within 48 hours Jiminy Cricket was doing well enough to be released. He does need to stay on stall rest for 30 days–but he is proving to be a feisty and energetic colt.
Faith is a palomino mare who came to MHARF from a December 2017 case. She came in with her weanling age filly Xena and she was also in foal again. On May 3rd, 2018, she gave birth to a chestnut colt who appeared at first to be healthy. Within 2 hours of birth, it was obvious the colt was not doing as well as he should be, so a vet was called for an examination. Upon veterinary recommendation, mare and foal were taken to Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic where he received care for failure to thrive. After 48 hours of fluids, plasma, and antibiotics it was clear that he was not going to make it, so the choice was made to have him humanely euthanized. Faith is doing well and she is a really nice mare. We believe she is broke to ride and will be doing a training assessment on her as soon as we can. She will then be made available for adoption.