Suki, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare, suffered horrendous injuries in 2009 after she was trapped in a stable fire.The fire happened in Pennsylvania 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.
Suffering 70% burns her owner, Fran Wade, feared the worst. However, after two years of skin grafts Suki has finally got her coat back.
Luckily Suki survived the immediate fire but was by no means out of the woods. Vets, howeve,r thought she had a chance and decided to do all they could to save her.
Suki was taken to a specialist center in New Bolton, where she received treatment costing over $18,000. After two years of treatments, Suki has regained her coat and is now an inspiration to children who have suffered burns.
Although Suki's owner may never be able to ride her again, she is happy to have her horse alive and well, and serving as an inspiration to other burn victims.
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As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.
She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.
Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..