Rescued North Carolina Mare Healthy, But Her Foal Needs Your Help

Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance took in Merimba, a 19-year-old gray mare, in July 2008. Besides being emaciated, slightly foundered, and slightly colicky, the mare was pregnant. Through the help of the rescue workers the mare has been doing great.

But her delivery of her colt Pelear three days ago (March 19) was difficult, and a veterinarian had to be called to help the mare through parturition. Pelear had to be taken to the North Carolina State University veterinary hospital, where his bills are rising.

For more on Merimba's and Pelear's story and how to help, visit or make a donation by calling the NCSU veterinary hospital at  919/513-6630 or mail a donation to the hospital at NCSU-VTH, 4700 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27606, Attn: Large Animal Hospital. Please include the information that will specifiy this case: Client #49064/Patient #149529.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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