Orphan foal Ava was found terrified on Dartmoor at only a few weeks old. Her mum had died out on the moor, leaving Ava completely alone. Something had to be done quickly, as Ava had multiple health issues and needed our specialist care: pneumonia, stomach and liver problems, and she was very underweight.
We brought Ava to Beech Trees, our veterinary and welfare centre, where our staff gave her 24-hour care for over three months. They stayed overnight at the centre, fed her every two hours, and kept a close eye on her with round the-clock care. It was touch and go whether she would pull through.