Elsa is a very shy and cautious mare, who was rescued alongside her foal Olaf. Unfortunately, a few short months after being rescued, Olaf sadly passed away.
Elsa and Olaf were a joint rescue mission who were seized by colleagues at the RSPCA from a fly grazed field in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Elsa looked to be pregnant on arrival, but it was discovered that it was due to her being riddled with worms. Tragically, whilst carrying out the rescue, five other horses in the group had already died from cyathostomiasis and “small red worm” infestation. Luckily, Elsa and Olaf and the remaining horses were successfully rescued with the help from individuals at the RSPCA, the Police, The Blue Cross and World Horse Welfare.
With everyone’s joint effort, we managed to guide the group and Elsa up a very steep and dangerous bank to safety. A few months after Olaf came to us, he suddenly became very ill and was sent straight to hospital but tragically could not be saved. Sadly, a post mortem didn't reveal the cause of his mystery illness so we never found a certain reason to why we lost him.
Elsa is now much healthier and her confidence has greatly improved thanks to her fellow residents and team here at the Trust.
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