Journey is a registered quarter horse gelding (Little Star Journey) who was foaled in 2002. He was surrendered to MHARF by his owners in August 2022 because they could not give him the care he needs. Journey is extremely thin, but we are hopeful that we got him in time to save him. He is currently on a careful refeeding program and as soon as he has gained enough weight to handle the procedure, he will have dental work done.
Update 09/16/22: Journey had his dental surgery this past week at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services to remove a broken molar. He was reactive, and the tooth must have been very painful because even with sedation and nerve blocking, he couldn’t tolerate the work being done in his mouth. He had to have general anesthesia in the surgery suite, which was much more expensive but definitely worth it because it was successful and the broken pieces of tooth were removed. He had a difficult recovery but is now bright and eating well. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated towards Journey’s care!