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Supplies Needed To Help Emaciated Horses

Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 21:30:56-04

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Equine Humane Center recently received six horses that are all in serious need of food and other supplies.

One horse was very skinny, with a very pronounced spine. One of them is actually in clinic care because she’s too weak to stand up on her own.

Photo from Kentucky Equine Humane Center Facebook

“It’s really important that they get up and down at regular intervals during the 24 hour period, and to do that for this particular horse, she needed a big sling,” said Kentucky Equine Humane Center Executive Director Karen Gustin.

The good news is all of these horses were surrendered. Now that the Humane Center legally owns them, the staff can work on getting them healthy.

Gustin says that they need a lot of food to help them.

“We could use alfalfa hay, that is a really healthy type of hay, to start refeeding horses with,” said Gustin.

They are also in need of immune support supplements and senior horse feed.

“The greatest thing is to see a horse start to blossom and within a week, we’re going to see a difference,” said Gustin.

If you would like to donate to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center to help out, click here.