My beloved horse suffered from a rare MRSA infection that required his eye to be removed after 2-months in ICU. He survived but will never show again.
I decided to buy another horse to show and stumbled across a really phenomenal 3-year old mare. I paid one vet to examine her thoroughly via PPE and health certificate. She passed.
The equine haulers couldn’t get her before the certificate expired so I paid another vet to examine her again. Upon pick up I was called because her eye was runny. When she arrived to the layover facility she had a fever of 105.5 and was taken directly to my equine vet the following morning.
She arrived in horrible condition! Thin, weepy, congested, and very feverish. Her fever remained high for a week despite IV meds. I paid to have xrays done on her head just in case it was an abscessed tooth and hired a leading equine dentist to examine her. XRays were inconclusive and she was sent to the Univeristy for a CT scan.
During that CT scan the vets were forced to perform an emergency trach to keep her breathing because there is a huge mass in her face. I was told that it has overtaken both nasal passages and filled six of her sinus cavities. The pressure of this mass is immense and she isn’t well enough for surgery today.
I’m no vet but this didn’t happen overnight…how did everyone miss this!!!
I’ve had her for a month and have spent the equivalent of her purchase price on vet bills. Do I have any power to hold anyone accountable?