Our newest rescue, Sarge, was seen our veterinary on Monday, September 14th. It was determined that Sarge has a tear in his front right leg, causing a bowed tendon. The injury was likely caused while racing, or during race training. The treatment plan consists of three medications along with six months of stall rest. Unfortunately, one medication needed, the most expensive, is $113 for a ten day supply. This medication is keep Sarge calmer to reduce further injury.
Sarge is only four years old and does not want to willingly relax nor be on stall rest while he watches his horse friends play.
Another medication required is a long term anti-inflammatory and pain reducing medication that costs $85 for two months but is only available through my veterinarian via his prescription on file. A third medication is an arthritic cream to help sooth his injury that needs to be applied daily. This is an over the counter medication and comes in generic form as well; ranging from $10-$20 a tube.
The veterinarian also recommended keeping Sarge on the 100x Equine joint supplement he is already on. The cost is $113.50 for a 60 day supply. Also recommended was maintaining Sarge on the MSM and glucosamine supplements he already is receiving, which I did not include in the donation goal. Monthly ultrasounds were also not included. I am trying to focus on the medication costs alone that are vital for Sarge's full recovery.
Any donation is helpful and a blessing. I have already purchased his two month supply of pain medication, a ten day supply of the calming medication, the joint supplement, and two tubes of arthritic cream. Thank you so much for helping us get sassy Sarge back to great health