Serentiy Farm Equine Sanctuary is dedicated to helping horses who have been abused and/or neglected regain their health and learn to trust people again so they can live happily in their forever homes.
We recently took in several new horses in bad shape. Unfortunately one brought a respatory illness to the farm that has spread to six other horses. Our vet has been out, taken cultrues and started all affected horses on antibiotics. We have quarantined the sick horses in the barn (except one of the feral Saddlebreds because it's too stressful on her) and are taking tempatures and giving medication multiple times a day. LEt me tell you, you have NOT lived until you have taken a feral horse's tempature. We are following all quarantine protocols as recommended by the vet. As of now, we have spent $1,400 of our personal money on vet expenses and medication and the cost will only go up as more medication is needed next week. We are prescribed 4 different antibiotics (different ones for different horses) and a bronchial stimulator for an older horse with heaves (COPD). We are really worried about the horse with heaves and the malnourished 30 year old stallion that recently came to us. In addition to medication, we also need extra supplies to follow the protocols to prevent it from spreading which requires even more money.
We need help to give these horses the medication and care they need. We are seeing improvements with the medications and are hoping the quarantine protocols will prevent it from spreading any more. We would appreciate any donations you feel moved to give. Any amount will help us help them. Serenity Farm is 100% volunteer so all money collected goes directly to the care and well being of the horses. To learn more about our Farm and to follow the progress during quarantine, please follow us on Facebook at Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary.