Lucky recovery for horse that suffered 70% burns.
Suffering 70% burns her owner, Fran Wade, feared the worst. However, after two years of skin grafts Suki has finally got her coat back.
The fire happened in Pennsylvania, U.S.A, in the stables where Suki was housed.
Fire-fighters managed to free Suki and four other horses. However, when Suki ran away her back was on fire.
When fire fighters reached her, such was the extent of her injuries, they feared she was dead.
Luckily Suki had survived the immediate fire but was by no means out of the woods. Vets however still though she had a chance and decided to do all they could to save her.
Suki was taken to a specialist centre in New Bolton, where she received treatment costing over $18,000.
Two years on Suki has finally regained all her coat growth and is now an inspiration to children burn sufferers.
Speaking in the Daily Mail, Suki’s owner Fran said:
“I have been told that most horses do not recover from burns over 70% of their body. Suki is a fighter. She is far braver than I.
‘Suki’s story has been shared with children at burn camps, at World Burn Congress, and throughout the veterinary community.
‘She has been invited to visit children burn survivors at Camp Susquehanna in central Pennsylvania this summer. I may never ride her again, but that’s okay. She is her perfect diva self, scars and all.”
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