Thursday, August 16, 2007
Kiowa's Ongoing Battle
Kiowa is a very special gelding, he is one of 33 Miracle Horses saved from slaughter at the Dekalb, Ill. plant in April.
Kiowa had a very swollen sheath upon arrival to the Wyoming Stockyard. This was tested for cancer and has come back inconclusive. Yesterday's visit to Dr. Farrand was for a biopsy. Kiowa is 11 years old, very well trained and an incredibly majestic horse. We are all hoping and praying that this is curable.
In the photo you will see his sheath, pay attention to the enlarged veins on his belly, these are carrying the blood supply to this sheath. There is a very large blood pocket and beyond that a very calcified mass. The results should be in soon. Help us to hope for the best and brace for what could be a very involved surgery. We would like to thank the Humane Society of the United States for funding this portion of Kiowa's veterinary work.
If you would like to contribute to Kiowa, please don't wait, do it now, your donation will help to save his life. Visit our website at www.denkaisanctuary.org to donate.