Donkey with lameness / by Ass. Safwan Al-Hulue
Place: Akakir ( villages of Hama )
Date: Jan. 2006
Owner: Isa al-Ali
Animal: donkey / (/ aged 6 years .
Case :lameness because of nail in the hoof.
The worst thing that the animal may meet , is the intentional hurt of the human. We know that animals cannot talk and express their feelings of pain.
The case that was treated in Akakir, about 90 km. from Hama was a picture embodied the harshness of some humans towards animals.
The owner , used his donkey called Watfi , in harvesting and transporting the corps of olives , lemons , and some vegetables .
One day , watfi entered the land of his neighbor to eat some grasses. But the neighbor was very cruel , so he put a nail in the hollow of her hoof . watfi was laming for many days , and her owner didn't know the cause of her lameness . so, he called SPANA to treat his donkey .
SPANA immediately , examined the hoof . it was founded the head of long and thick nail in the hallow of the hoof. When the nail was removed , the blood and the pus began flowing . after that , it was put the tincture of iodine and the sulfate powder , then the hoof was dressed . watfi was given 1500 I.U. , 3 doses of antibiotic for 3 days , and dose of pain killer .
The hole in the hoof was daily treated for 7 days until it healed. After 2 weeks Watfi was walking normally .
Cost of treatment:
1. tincture of iodine : £ 0.10
2. antibiotic: £ 0.85
3. sulfate powder : £ 0.50
4. antitetanus : £ 0.45
5. flunin: £ 0.50
6. dress + cotton + medical gauze = £ 1.00
the total cost = £ 3.40