Friday, December 30, 2011

Horse Rescued from Starvation, Trauma, and (Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen) Life-threatening Bone Infection

Horse lovers will want to jump immediately to the after photo of Baby Girl, the buckskin quarter horse, pictured right. Read her complete story, "Horse beats odds: From skin and bones to full of health," in The Gainesville Sun. The 2-year-old filly was suffering from starvation and blunt force trauma complicated by an "aggressive" infection of the jaw and skull. With advanced imaging and hyperbaric oxygen treatment for bone infection, or osteomyelitis, veterinarians at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital and Kesmarc Florida, an equine sports rehabilitation center in Ocala, were able to save Baby Girl. Now she's the very picture of health.

[Photo: The Gainesville Sun]

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