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horse with pneumonia

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June  2012





Refuge name or

mobile clinic location

2nd mobile clinic


Photos or video




Donkey/ horse/ mule/ camel



Animal age and name (if has one)

9 years

Male/ female



Work of animal (what does it do on a daily basis)


Works in drawing cart for selling vegetables and fruits.

Work hours (how long does it work for every day)


Works about 6-7 hours daily

Working conditions (what is the environment like that it works in)

Works  in hard condition. He works a lot and drawing cart which is often an extra burden.



Owner’s name


Waheed Yahya

Family details (e.g. do they have wife/ children?)


Wife and children

Area owner lives


Damascus's suburbs

How did owner get animal to SPANA?


Through the rounds of the  mobile clinic in the suburbs of Damascus.

Owner quote- what did they say about SPANA? What did they say about importance of animal?


"thanks SPANA", "you are offering the free treatment for my horse which is the only source of my livelihood". " I cannot pay for the vet".

How long has owner worked with animals? 

The owner uses his animal for more than 10 years

These are all of the questions for the owner- you can complete the rest of the form without them.


Injury/ illness



Injury/ illness signs



Cough, flowing purulent liquids from the nose, high temperature, dyspnoea,  general weakness, inability to work well. 



Injury/ illness cause



Bad condition of housing , humidity in stable, big difference in temperature between day and night. 



Treatment description


Vet Abeer examined the horse clinically. It was noticed that the animal had high temperature, in appetite, and was heard sound in the lung which means that there was inflammation. Also, it was noticed the flowing of purulent liquids from the nose.

The horse was given 5 doses of antibiotic for 5 days, dose of anti cough orally  , and 3 doses of vitamins for 3 days.


Recovery time


The case had been treated for 10 day until the complete recovery.


Advice given to animal owner by SPANA staff



The owner had been advised to insure health place for housing his animals. The stable must be ventilated well, and had clean bed. The owner  was advised also to close the windows which exposed the stable to strong streams of air, and to isolate his ill horse from the other animals to prevent the infection.







The owner feeds his animal the straw and dry bread. It costs him about £ 2.5 for food and water.


The owner usually gets £  5 – 6 / day from the horse working for about 7 hours per day.












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By vet Abeer Zeit


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