Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm

Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm
Picaro pictured with Dr. Carl Kirker-Head, Pete Daigneault, Farm Manager and Mona Kirker-Head with their daughters

Picaro's Progress is a Miracle!

Please join others in donating to Tufts Large Animal Hospital in honor of Picaro. If you are able to donate, please copy & paste w/ Picaro as subject: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/giving . Many thanks to those who have donated and are considering a donation. These donations make it possible for us to have this state of the art facility with top Veterinarians to care for our animals.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Where it began...

On January 14, 2010 Picaro, a 14-year-old Paso Fino stallion was rescued from a tragic shooting. He received two bullets to his head from his owner who had suffered a breakdown due to personal set backs in his life. On this horrific day 2 human lives were lost along with that of a pet poodle. Picaro is what remains from this tragedy.

Rushed to Tufts Veterinary School in N. Grafton, MA, Picaro was ambulatory and responsive. The surgical team, headed by Dr. Carl Kirker-Head decided that if this horse was still standing after this experience, they would do what they could to save him. The following day he had his right eye removed.

On Wednesday, January 20, a CT scan showed extensive damage to jaw and shattered lower portion of the hyoid apparatus which supports the tongue and some of the larynx.

Each day Picaro receives expert care from the members of this incredible team of Doctor's and Students .

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