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Buckshot is part of a large group of equines requiring rescue from a failing animal sanctuary in Florida. He is a small dark bay pony who has dermatitis, dental issues, parasites and signs of malnutrition under his thick winter coat. Buckshot is overdue for farrier care; his front hooves are two different sizes. Upon arrival, Buckshot was very lame in the left front. X-rays showed a current abscess at the coronary band and indications there were abscesses in this location before. He is a super sweet pony, smart and well-mannered.

Buckshot recovered from his initial health problems and has received routine farrier care which helps his left front hoof that is prone to abscessing. This is due to a lack of proper farrier care before he came to the rescue. Unfortunately, Buckshot is also a “non-sweater” (a condition called anhydrosis which is common in hot, humid climates). He is being treated with acupuncture and special supplements which have shown success in getting horses to sweat. Fortunately, he has not shown any signs of excessive breathing, panting or high temperature.

More About Buckshot

  • In Assessment
  • Bay
  • Gelding
  • 2005
  • Pony
  • Florida

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