When Wassima became pregnant, her owner and his wife could not continue to ask so much of her, so they bought a young horse to help. Unfortunately, while pulling a cart with Wassima, the horse became spooked and bolted, dragging poor Wassima in to the path of a car, badly fracturing her jaw in the process.
Thankfully, Tahiri learned about SPANA from a neighbour so, without hesitation, he brought his beloved donkey to our centre in Chemaia.
To relieve Wassima’s pain and ensure that the treatment was as effective as possible, SPANA vets gave her painkillers and sedated her immediately. They then cleaned her wound before performing skilled surgery that ensured she was given the best opportunity to heal properly. She was prescribed vital antibiotics and anti-tetanus injections to support her recovery and make sure she didn’t suffer any secondary infections.
Because of her injuries, Wassima couldn’t eat solid foods at first so SPANA vets made sure she was getting the nutrition she needed through a tube while she recovered. This was especially significant for the safety and healthy growth of her unborn baby, which was an ever-present consideration when treating Wassima.