Ketchup and Mayo - 27/10/2018

We recieved a call about 2 emaciated ponies on some private land in Kirkby, once we had spoken to the land owner and the police it became apparent that these ponies had been dumped. With the lorry loaded and the voluteers in tow we made our way to Kirkby.
The sight we saw was not what we were expecting! The little grey pony (Mayo) was loaded first and collapsed through exhaustion at the top of the ramp and then again once we manage to get him in the box. The little coloured (Ketchup) had a little more fight in him and he loaded with a little persuading.
Not long after shutting the ramp Mayo managed to get to his feet and stood the whole way home.
Arriving back at the farm we called the vet to come and see to the wounds and check them over.

Mayo: horrendous body score, worse case of diarrhea we have ever seen and a wound on his left sholder.

Ketchup: under weight but not as bad at Mayo, abscess on his chest, rump, under his dock and on his left side. The abscess on his left side had to be drained by the vet.

Both boys were given antibiotics for the infection and provided all the hay they can eat with a small warm dinner.

28/10/2018 - Both boys made it through the night! We cleaned all wounds and gave them their dose of antibiotics along with another warm mushy feed.

  1. Ketchup being lead to the box
    Ketchup being lead to the box
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  2. Loading Mayo
    Loading Mayo
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  3. Ketchup travelling home
    Ketchup travelling home
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  4. Poor lad exhausted
    Poor lad exhausted
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  5. Contents of the abscess
    Contents of the abscess
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  6. Wound on Ketchups chest
    Wound on Ketchups chest
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  7. Abscess on Ketchups side
    Abscess on Ketchups side
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  8. Every bone in Mayo's body
    Every bone in Mayo's body
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  9. Arrived at the farm
    Arrived at the farm
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  10. Boys
    Boys
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  11. Mayo taking it all in
    Mayo taking it all in
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  12. Propping him up in the box
    Propping him up in the box
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  13. Boys
    Boys
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  14. Mayo having a rest on his best buddy
    Mayo having a rest on his best buddy
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  15. Loading Mayo
    Loading Mayo
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  16. Nice warm stable
    Nice warm stable
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  17. Looking brighter
    Looking brighter
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  18. Too tired to stand
    Too tired to stand
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  19. Ketchup
    Ketchup
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  20. Wound on Ketchups rump
    Wound on Ketchups rump
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  21. Ketchups drained abscess
    Ketchups drained abscess
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  22. Wound on Mayo's Shoulder
    Wound on Mayo's Shoulder
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  23. Mayo
    Mayo
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  24. Mayo
    Mayo
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  25. Mayo
    Mayo
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