At the request of Caroline County animal protection officials, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) took in 3 emaciated horses on April 5. The 3 mares were evaluated on intake and are receiving critical care.
On arrival at DEFHR, a veterinarian found all horses to be in poor condition. In addition to being severely emaciated, the horses, which range in age from 17 to 20 years, are dehydrated, have sharp teeth and hooves badly in need of trimming, and suffer from heavy parasite infestation.
These 3 Caroline County horses are receiving round-the-clock care and monitoring by staff and interns. Their condition is guarded and rehabilitation is estimated to take 3 to 6 months.
With this latest impound, Days End Farm has taken in 6 horses since the first of the year. In March, they accepted 2 horses for the organization’s educational program, and 2 emaciated horse from Prince George’s County. Donations are welcome for DEFHR’s horses and programs. For information on how to help, please call 301-854-5037 or 410-442-1564, or donate through the website, www.defhr.org.