RESCUING & REHABILITATING DONKEYS SINCE 1970

MONA and LISA

Mona (left) and Lisa now accept a loving hand after 25 years of fear of humans.

Mona (left) and Lisa now accept a loving hand after 25 years of fear of humans.

MONA and LISA have splendidly progressed after Veterinary consultations, dental care, hoof x-rays and examinations, and courses of prescribed medications.

They had six weeks in intensive care, a month in high dependency, and finally a 5-day-stay in the observation area, when they no longer required medications.

A change in diet (that included withdrawing apples and carrots), the addition of calcium and anti-lactic acid powder also aided the success of their long recovery.

Both donkeys were treated for laminitis and chronic hoof disease, requiring daily applications of anti-bacterial/anti-fungal treatment.

Mona's extremely long hoofs received weekly trimming to re-shape and decrease the size of each of her hoofs and her limp has ceased.

Lisa's face was swollen due to broken, sharp molars on both upper arcades that cut her cheek (buccal) linings when chewing food. She too required penicillin to reduce the infection and inflammation.

Kindness, daily-gentle-handling and routine care has ensured Mona and Lisa have learned to trust their appointed volunteers.

Lisa's shows her beautiful face now minus the swelling and pain.

Lisa's shows her beautiful face now minus the swelling and pain.

Mona is no longer crippled and Lisa has no facial dis-figuration from painful oral infections. They are enjoying their improved health and are grazing with the rehabilitation herd.

Continued daily observation and ongoing care will ensure they will live in peace and contentment.

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