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horse with colic during June 2012

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April - June  2012





Refuge name or

mobile clinic location

Villages of AlSuaidaa

4th mobile clinic

Photos or video




Donkey/ horse/ mule/ camel



Animal age and name (if has one)

13 years, called Thalgeh, which means snow in English.

Male/ female



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


Works in cultivating

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


Works about 6 – 7  hours daily for a week, during the cultivating season.

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

Thalgeh works in mountains, she feeds straw and barley.



Owner’s name


Kamal AlWahrani

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


wife,  7 children.

Area owner lives


Kars in the villages of AlSuaidaa

How did owner get animal to SPANA?


Through the rounds of the mobile clinic in the zone.

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


"thanks SPANA and all staff for treating my mare free of charge"

" my animal is the best and the cheapest means for cultivating my land ."

How long has owner worked with animals? 

Works with his owner in cultivating for 9 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


Looking to her two sides, twisting and turning on the ground, tightening of the back legs, in appetite, general weakness.   

Injury/ illness cause



Eats rotten bread. 



Treatment description


Vet  Ass. Jihad examined Thalgeh thoroughly , and noticed languor in the movement of the intestines , and low temperature of the animal. It was obviously that the animal was suffering severe fits of colic. The treatment was by giving Thalgeh dose of pain killer. And was done laxative enema inside the rectum. Also the animal was watering laxatives via mouth, and was given dose of anti sensitivity. 

Recovery time


About  60 days until she returns to her work in cultivating.  

Advice given to animal owner by SPANA staff



The owner was advised to insure healthy stable for his animals and to feeds them good food and clean water.  





The owner feeds his animal the straw and the barley through the working days which are 4 – 5 months, and costs him daily, about £ 1.30. and the rest of the year, the animals feeds from the pastures. The owner depends on the corps of his land as the only income for his family.











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By vet ass. Jihad Abu touk


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