Hello. I write here again because I need some advice about our latest case. It's a about our new horse shelter resident, a pony foal around 7 month old. He came today at 2-3 AM so I was not there to take photos as I would like. I know the case for about a couple of months when photos with this little pony were posted on Facebook by someone. The foal was born somewhere in the country at a monastery. I saw the photos and though that this is a very unfortunate little one and should be put down to sleep because he doesn't stand a chance.
Anyhow, his mother died and some of our volunteers decided to take the foal to the shelter. So we must deal with him now. I think that he should be put to sleep but I'm just another volunteer at this shelter and I have no power to do this. But I know that I will have to treat this little one because one of my attributions there are treatments.
I wanted to ask more opinions just to know what everyone would do. My only power is to send those opinions to the ones that are in charge of things there and can do something.
I will take photos tomorrow when I can go to the shelter. The little pony will be first treated by our farrier because he obviously have some serious problems with the overgrown hoofs. Now I don't know what should be done with that cast that sustain his legs, we will have our vet out to see his opinions. After that we should take some x-rays. So I will keep everyone updated.
Wish as luck.
Photos that were posted on the Facebook couple of months ago:
The little pony today with some of our dogs that were very curios to see the new horse: