That means, we are about to go through a lot of alfalfa pellets. Such an extremely emaciated horse has a lot of weight to gain, and can only do so safely, the "slow" way, of frequent feedings of alfalfa. And without a lower jaw, that means soaked pellets only.
If you would like to donate toward his feed bill, please call Fox Feed in Canyon Country at (661) 252-9790 or donate through our website at http://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html
We're trying to get the farrier here today, as he's having difficulty walking on the high heels his hind feet have become, and a bath to begin washing away the layers of filth and stench. Then West Coast Equine Hospital tomorrow to evaluate his overall health, and what can be done for a horse missing a large portion of his jaw.
If you would like to donate to tomorrow's vet bill, please call West Coast Equine Hospital at (805) 386-7151 or also through our website.
We are working with Animal Control and related officials to bring the remaining horse on the owner's property to safety. We're hopeful her belly can be full soon, as well.