7 yr old/Miniature Red Roan Gelding Sanctuary Horse
Whiskey came to H.O.P.E. in October, 2017 with Brandy, via Berkeley County Animal Control. These two minis were being fed day old bread, corn, and dog food, and had nothing to drink but stagnant pond water. They had no vaccinations, no Coggins, and were months overdue for farrier work, resulting in the elf-shoe appearance of Whiskey's hooves (see images below).
After his intake, he was evaluated by the vet, had his hooves trimmed, was gelded, and placed on a nutritional program. Obese at intake, Whiskey needed to lose a lot of weight. A common problem in miniature horses, obesity can lead to a host of other issues such as laminitis. Since his arrival, Whiskey has reached a much more comfortable weight for his size.
He also exhibits some deformation from dwarfism, which can cause more pronounced difficulties as he ages.
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