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horse with pneumonia

Readers: 1665

Date

 

June  2012

 

Country

Syria

Location

Refuge name or

mobile clinic location

2nd mobile clinic

Damascus

Photos or video

Photos

 

ANIMAL

Donkey/ horse/ mule/ camel

 

Horse

Animal age and name (if has one)

9 years

Male/ female

 

Male

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

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

 

Pneumonia   

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.

 

 

 

ANY OTHER INFORMATION

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

Email story form details and images/ video to: Katie@spana.org.  Or post to SPANA Head Office.

 

By vet Abeer Zeit


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