Meesha Needs Your Help
Organized by: Doug Muraski
Meesha is a retired racehorse that did not make it to the races. Her owner passed away in Greenwich New York and this filly was found on the farm. There are 2 surgeries that are needed to take place before the filly can be adopted to a new home. The major part of her surgery will take place in her jaw, it must be reset in order for her to eat properly, she has tumors on her gums and throughout her mouth. She also has obstructions causing colic, she was originally brought to the Battenkill Vet Clinic, but has been moved to Cornell because of the severity of both surgeries combined. Both surgeries will cost in excess of 15,000 the school has been gracious to give us a discount because of the situation and how she was found. There have been many people that would like to adopt her and make her a pleasure horse but the healing period will be a few months. If we receive more then the 15,000 were hoping to get the difference will be given to the PDJF and Retired Horse Foundation splitting the money 50/50. The horse has many wounds and sores that also needs medicine, and that's where some of the money is going. It is not a easy surgery by any means, complications could arise especially infection. This filly did not deserve to live the life she did, she is very cooperative and has a great disposition. She understands that help is on the way. If one horse deserves to be saved it's Meesha, she has been through so much and in time will make someone a great pet.
Because of the difficulty in chewing repairing of the jaw needs to take place. There are many fractures within the mouth and is causing (Bone Sequestration) which is lack of blood to the bone causing it to die. The filly has incisor misalignment, and Ptyalism which is excessive salivation. There are many swollen lumps within the mouth on the jaw, causing tumors to appear and there are quite a few. Oral tumors can be treatable. Part of the jaw will probably have to be removed. This is a difficult time for all involved, your donation is greatly appreciated.