We spoke with Dr. Kemper at West Coast Equine Hospital this evening. Unfortunately, the doctor was not as optimistic as we have known her to be while caring for our many other horses in the past. What we thought was massive swelling from a horribly neglected infection showed itself to be severe arthritis on x-ray. So severe, the size of her leg is actually due to bony growth that has left her leg permanently enlarged and deformed.
Dr. Kemper would like to give Aries a chance, and see how much the pain will subside once the infection is under control. We of course agreed, with the goal being to see if she can be comfortable enough to live a pain-free life as a very kind companion horse. If we are successful, we are hoping someone will step up and provide this mare the loving home she has never had, and deserves.
If you would like to contribute toward Aries continuing vet care, please call West Coast Equine Hospital during regular business