The athletic Thoroughbred gelding might have had a slight “roar” to his breathing when event rider Lara Geiger purchased Benji four years ago; but if it was there, it was hardly noticeable.
Watching Thoroughbred Hardest Core power past his champion competitors to win a million-dollar race is thrilling, but even more so considering that he underwent emergency life-saving surgery just eight months earlier.
Liam, a 13-year-old Draft horse cross, is one of four horses in the Lancaster City Mounted Police Unit. He did not respond to immediate treatment prescribed by his local veterinarian, so he was referred to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.
A custom prosthetic hoof, bold surgical techniques, and seven months of round-the-clock care at New Bolton Center made it possible for a unique patient to regrow an entire hoof.
New research shows that a minimally invasive surgical technique developed at New Bolton Center for horses prevents the recurrence of colic caused by entrapment of the large colon.