4 yr old/15.3hh Thoroughbred Bay Filly In Rehabilitation
Stormy came to H.O.P.E. in August with a Henneke body condition score of 2. At some point, she suffered some severe trauma on her right hind quarter. We are not certain when that occurred, but the injury has healed and is not causing her any pain. She has many wounds along both sides of her topline and several scars and scrapes throughout her body.
Stormy is also suffering from EPM, which is a disease that affects the central nervous system and can be extremely debilitating. It affects the way her brain communicates with her legs, so she has trouble finding her feet, keeping her balance, and walking in a straight line. Treated early enough, 60-70% of horses with EPM can recover from some or most of their symptoms. Stormy has begun a course of medication that we hope will give her some relief.
Outside of Stormy's visible deficiencies and ailments, she is eating well, her vitals are good and her overall disposition is gentle with a desire for affection.