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horse with joint inflammation during July 2012

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July  2012





Refuge name or

mobile clinic location

2nd mobile clinic

Damascus' suburbs

Photos or video

Photos  & 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 10 hours daily for 6 days weekly

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

Works  in hard condition, and feeds bad and poor fodder



Owner’s name


Husain Magrebi

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"  " I cannot pay for the vet".

How long has owner worked with animals? 

The owner uses his animal for 6 years

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


Injury/ illness


Joint inflammation in the back leg   

Injury/ illness signs



Lameness, pain through walking, difficulty when drawing the cart 



Injury/ illness cause



The horse was suffering fits of colic, and was twisting and rolling round on the floor of the stable, during that the horse injured his leg.


Treatment description


Vet Abeer examined the horse clinically. It was noticed that the animal was suffering joint inflammation in his back leg, which made the horse limping and suffering pain during walking. The treatment was by giving the horse 5 doses of botasin foe 5 days, 3 doses of vitamins AD3E for 3 days.


Recovery time


One week


Advice given to animal owner by SPANA staff



The owner had been advised to give his animal rest until the recovery. And to treat the colic immediately. Also to clean the stable and remove all the sharp tools and the scrap metals from the stable.







The owner earns from work with his horse about £ 6 – 7 daily by working for 9 – 10 hours . feeding his animal cost him daily about £ 1.5 – 2 .







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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