Support for Lazarus was given by an anonymous benefactor

Sunday October 15th, 2017

Support for Lazarus was given by an anonymous benefactor

Ο Λάζαρος όταν μεταφέρθηκε σε στάβλο When Lazarus was found was moved to a stable

Ο Λάζαρος όταν μεταφέρθηκε σε στάβλο
When Lazarus was found was moved to a stable

Early August a young amputated horse was spotted by tourists tied beside an adult female, probably his mother. They were both tied up by their feet with ropes and there was no water, shelter and food around them. Young horse was probably pulling the rope to release himself from the permanent binding has created a deep wound at the lower extremity of his foot, resulting in mutilation.
Ippothesis was called by police officer of Monemvasia which undertook legal procedures of this incident, to take care of the unfortunate animal. Immediately Veterinarian Konstantinos Kourmpelis carried it to his premises, undertaking this very difficult and uncertain development of this case by offering hospitality and veterinary care.
He named the foal Lazarus because it was a miracle that he managed to survive the unbearable aches and pains without any painkiller tied permanently at the outside, exposing its wound in all possible infections.
First clinical examination revealed severe dehydration, malnourished while amputation caused by rope was at the height of the metatarsophilangeal joint. The spot was in advanced sepsis and musiase while metatarsal showed whitespread inflammation and swelling. Immediately he was given sera, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, powerful painkillers to stabilize his condition.
At the end of August, after vet cleaned the spot from infections, we felt that the animal was not condemned to euthanasia. So a surgery was carried out to remove dead tissues, tissue debris and foreign bodies at the point of amputation. Post-operative changes are made daily with gauze bandages for tissue healing and continued administration of anti-inflammatory and pain killers.
Next, an additional member constructed in such a way so as to allow foal to move without injuring himself. Our goal is to provide him with a life as normal as possible. Every day is an attempt not only to save Lazarus but to ensure that he does not suffer. It is important to monitor and care for the situation in the following months of horse adaptation in his new life.
All this effort, which has cost more than 1,000€ to date, has been covered by a donor who wants to remain anonymous. We feel immense gratitude for our benefactor because with his generosity has given us the opportunity to move forward and help not only Lazarus but also new incidents of abuse like Lazarus

Το κομμένο μέλος Part that was amputated

Το κομμένο μέλος
Part that was amputated

Οι πρώτες ημέρες περίθαλψης First days of vet care

Οι πρώτες ημέρες περίθαλψης
First days of vet care

Καθαρισμός νεκρών ιστών Cleaning the wound from dead tissues

Καθαρισμός νεκρών ιστών
Cleaning the wound from dead tissues

Προσπάθεια επούλωσης

Προσπάθεια επούλωσης

Με κουράγιο ανταποκρίνεται στην νέα του ζωή.  A creature with great courage willing to survive

Με κουράγιο ανταποκρίνεται στην νέα του ζωή.
A creature with great courage willing to survive

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