Sadly, this little foal’s life was nearly cut short when he accidentally confronted a territorial bull on a neighbouring farm. The bull charged the little foal, and gored him with his horns, leaving a large wound in his side and Rafiq in severe shock. Luckily, Abdella found him before it was too late and knew he needed emergency veterinary treatment if he was to save his little foal.
Abdella knew about SPANA’s work in the area from previous visits to our Marrakech centre, so knew exactly where his foal needed to go. On arrival, vets thoroughly examined Rafiq, administered painkillers and a local anaesthetic, and carefully stitched his wound. They then gave him a tetanus shot and a course of antibiotics to prevent any further infection and stabled Rafiq for rest and recuperation.
Abdella and his family returned to check on their beloved animal every day of his two week recovery period, and was over the moon when Rafiq was fit for discharge saying:
‘The staff here do a great job. They are respectful and do everything well. I have more than 20 animals and I bring many to this centre.’