Relief has come at last to the horses left to die at a Pakistani racecourse thanks to a joint operation by UK based charities the ILPH and Brooke Hospital for Animals.
Brooke dresser with drip attending debilitated animal
Brooke Hospitals recently retired Chief Veterinary Officer, Colonel Anwar ul-Haq arrived at Karachi racecourse on Monday this week. His findings were sobering. Seventy horses have died and at least sixty of those remaining are seriously malnourished. Green fodder and barley have been purchased and is being distributed to the starving animals.
We have to take great care in feeding malnourished animals, says Colonel ul-Haq. If we give them too much fodder too quickly they are likely to get colic which could prove fatal.
Comments Ian Kelly, International Manager at the ILPH, Now the story has been verified I am extremely pleased that our prompt action will help alleviate the suffering of those horses still alive.
Many cases of colic have been treated resulting from horses eating unsuitable things to satisfy their hunger. Worming treatments are also being given which will help the horses to digest their food properly. Wherever necessary wounds are being treated to avoid infection.
Scarcity if water combined with high temperatures have lead to several cases of dehydration. Those horses have been given fluids via drips in an effort to help them regain their strength.