July - August 2020
Grady was found to have the “lumps” at the inside corner of his lower eyelids with the characteristic yellow (sulfur) granules of habronema. Pricing for the surgery will depend on how long the it takes (the surrounding eye tissue is a delicate/sensitive area), the extent of the internal damage, trying to avoid damage to the tear ducts, and closing the incision so that as it heals it doesn’t pull and deform the eye contour and doesn’t tighten and roll into his eye.The vet estimates surgery will be between $500 - $1000 depending on the above.
When Lilly arrived, she had a worrisome sore near her left eye, a very large open wound on the right side of her face and a large area on her shoulder extending up her neck. The areas need to be treated with liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill the worms causing the summer sores/habronemas.The vet estimates treatment will be $500 - $700. The photo of Lilly (white mare, below) was taken when she first arrived at TIER.
Thank you to Suzanne B. (twice!), Randa W., Linda F., Betty C., Zeljka B., Pat M., Jennifer I., Irene J., Dianne E., Pamela C., Marilyn M., Al H., and Verena W. for helping to grant Grady's and Lilly's hope for surgery! $1347 more needed!
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