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A stable recovery: Five horses rescued from Peterborough

  • Razzmatazz, one of the five horses brought into the Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester Tuesday after being rescued from a Peterborough this past weekend. Police were notified after people noticed the animals all had blankets on last Sunday when the tempertures were close to 80 degrees and were sunk in mud. Razzmatazz had difficulty walking from laminitis and will be evaluted by a vet this week. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Gergen, the mare and mother of the four other horses, stands at the Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester after being rescued from a farm in Peterborough Tuesday. Gergen was the most malnoursished but all the horses were suffering from thrush, a bacterial infection that occurs on the hoof of a horse, specifically in the region of the frog. The horses all had winter blankets and were found deep in mud. And one was suffering from laminitis and will be seen by a vet this week. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Heather Evans of Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester tries to calm Razzmatazz after she was rescued from a farm in Peterborough Tuesday. The horse was in severe pain from laminitis and will be seen by a vet to try to save her. “One way or another, she’s not going to be in pain anymore,” Evans said. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Heather Evans of Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester tries to calm Razzmatazz after she was rescued from a farm in Peterborough Tuesday. The horse was in severe pain from laminitis and will be seen by a vet to try to save her. “€œOne way or another, she’€™s not going to be in pain anymore,” Evans said. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Live and Let Live Farm volunteer Dot McCully from Chichester nuzzles up to one of the five horses rescued from a neglect situation in Peterborough Tuesday. “I was in love as soon as I saw him get off the truck,”€ McCully said. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Something just didn’t look right Sunday. Horses with winter blankets in the springtime warmth, standing in deep mud. After a passer-by reported it, the Peterborough police investigated and now five horses have been moved to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester, rescued from a neglectful situation.
All were suffering from thrush infections and, in the case of one animal, severe laminitis. The mother of the four was also malnourished. A veterinarian in Peterborough has recommended that all of the animals get
X-rays to see the severity of the infections.