Grey gelding born in 2005

Widget - Rescue Horse

Shetlands Widget and Fidget (above) were found in a field in Hertfordshire with no grass to eat and drinking from a small stream. Widget was very underweight and suffering from lice and worm infestations. His teeth are worn right down, indicating he had been chewing excessively in search of food. On arrival, he deteriorated rapidly and was found to have a respiratory infection; he was in need of urgent veterinary treatment. Blood tests showed signs of liver disease. With careful management, veterinary treatment and round the clock care from our team, Widget has made good progress on his road to recovery. Widget is a very cheeky pony, who likes to give the team the run around when we need to catch him! Sadly, the number of horses, ponies and donkeys in need of rescuing grows ever larger and at this time of year these cases become more evident. With your help and support we can continue to provide the right care and help prevent others suffering the same terrible ordeal.

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