Thank you to everyone who is supporting Xena in her recovery!
I cleaned, debrided and sutured a few more of Xena's wounds today. No matter how many hours we spend cleaning and caring for her, we seem to keep finding more lacerations and wounds.
Also as the days pass, some tissues that seemed viable and alive at first, are turning out to be dead and need to be removed (debrided). This will be an ongoing process for a week or two.
Sarah Sjem is doing a marvelous job flushing her wounds several times and day and covering them with medication. Due to the wounds being most likely from dog bites, there will be LOTS of bacteria that got into them, so they need to be constantly flushed with clean, fresh water to remove any bacteria that could be in there. It also cleans away any necrotic tissue and discharge from the wounds, so the healthy tissue can grow.
This was a new wound on her right elbow that we'd previously not found because it was matted with hair and blood.
Per Xena's DVM Bryn Moser:From the wounds I'm fairly certain she was attacked by dogs. Whether they were they owners dogs, or feral dogs, I don't know. Coyotes wouldn't have gone after her because she's not an easy enough meal and a mountain lion would have jumped on her back and bitten her whithers and back area.
As for her being abandoned, all I can say, is some that it's proof that there is evil in the world.
This is Xena the Fighter. She was discovered on 1/20 in some hills in Jurupa Valley by hikers. She appeared to have been attacked with deep lacerations to her neck, chest ,and legs then led up a hill with a wire and put in the enclosement belonging to an electrical transformer, left to die. The Hikers called Riverside Animal Control, but feared that they would euthanize her based on her wounds. They also posted it's pictures and wounds on FaceBook and tagged some advocate animal lovers that immediately started networking to save this girl. The horse was released to DVM Bryn Moser who has volunteered to save her. Xena is on her way to a very long and costly recovery. We need help paying for vet costs, food, and foster care.
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