The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
Time for another Zena update!
To recap, if you didn’t catch last week’s email, Zena, our 26-ish year old Percheron mare, has been experiencing eye issues. She’s been experiencing chronic uveitis in her left eye. It has been managed with meds/treatment, but not resolving. It is very painful!
A couple weeks ago, she developed a large and dangerously deep ulcer on her right eye, which is also very painful! Sadly, this put her vision at risk.
After several days of treatment, the ulcer was not improving, so she was hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center for a procedure to support her right eye and to provide treatment every two hours.
During an exam, a pinpoint-sized ulcer was also found on her left eye.
More frequent treatment did not improve the right (good) eye, so on Friday, Zena had a procedure called a Tarsorrhaphy. I can’t say it, but it’s a surgical procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the eyelid opening to protect the cornea and keep it moist. (If you zoom in on the photo of Zena above and look closely, you can see her sutures) However, it’s not without risk! The dilemma is, it provides good protection, but the ulcer is covered and not visible to monitor. The sutures will be removed in a few days to see how the eye is progressing, but thankfully so far, so good.
The other good news, the ulcer on the left eye has resolved, but sadly, the uveitis flared again, so she’ll continue with treatment of the left eye, too.
Zena is expected to stay at LBEMC for at least a few more days.
Thank you to the generous donors that have helped support some of the costs for her care. As you can imagine, the costs for hospitalization and treatment continue to grow.
If you’re able to help, Zena would appreciate your support. If everyone that can will help a little, it will make a big difference for this sweet, big gal.
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Zena weighed in at almost 1700 lbs!
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BOOTS IS BACK!!!
We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!
Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.
If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org
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If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org
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