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Joey

We had a call from a member of the public to say there was a pony down and stuck in a field.  The RSPCA had been called and also a vet attended.  He was taken to a stable close by and treated, however he deteriorated rapidly, although we were informed by the owner that she thought he was 'lazy' rather than incapable of standing.

We attended and he was signed over as gravely ill caused by lice infestation, emaciation and high worm burden.  He also had an injury to his eye.  We took him directly to the vets where he was put on a drip and monitored for 48 hours.  We brought him back to Coxstone where he was aided by our sling, allowing him to stand comfortably. 

He was checked every 2 hours during the night but between the midnight and 2am check he had sadly passed away quietly on 5th December 2016.  He was a heavy boned cob and we believe his young organs simply could not cope with the severe and needless starvation he had been subjected to.  He was 18 months old.  A mare had died in a similar condition the week previous and in the following 2 weeks SWHP removed 4 other ponies from the owners care.