I hadn't read about all 3 going out to check on her. I hope so. The last I read was that AC said she was skinny from having twins and that the owners were giving her more sweet feed. Isn't there someone on COTH near there that can snoop around for us?
"The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp
The Morgan mare could probably nurse the starved mare's two foals as well. She looks amazing. I know how hard I worked on my mare before and definitely after foaling to keep her looking ready to go into the show ring but she only had one giant foal not two.
Aww, glad someone mentioned the Morgan twins born on Sunday. Apparently they were a complete surprise, not picked up on ultrasound. Both sire and dam are gorgeous! The babies are small but starting to fill out a bit.
The Morgan breed had a set of healthy twins born last year, too.
(BTW I think you have to be logged in on FB to see them.)
I am actually happy that the owner kept the horse. The burden on government to take over the care of three horses and feed them is too much. The owner should pay. The best case scenario is what happened, that she was cited, that the horses are under a vet's care, and that she will be paying the tab. What I hope happens is that she takes the new knowledge to heart and embraces it rather than resentfully falling back into her old ways as soon as the spotlight is off.
What scares me are the remarks about sweet feed and excuses that the mare is "thin" because of her age, when she is actually emaciated due to mismanagement, whether lack of food, lack of dental care, or whatever. (I have to add that 20 is not that old!) I really hope the vet doesn't let that woman dump a bunch of sweet grain on that poor mare and cause her to colic or founder, and doesn't buy into the fallacy that an old horse is thin because of its age. Some vets are pretty old-fashioned and ignorant as well.
What I also hope will happen is that the news reporters learn a little bit about trusting their eyesight: when you see every rib on an animal, even an animal with which you are not familiar, that animal is emaciated!
There's a Facebook page called Trio Horses and apparently whomever runs that page called [whom?] on 4/15 and was told the GA Vet is still monitoring the care of mare, no other info. available because of potential case.