Saturday, February 13, 2010

Injured horse shows amazing recovery at UT veterinary college

By Associated Press

February 13, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Arabian horse has surprised the veterinarians at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for his amazing recovery from a terrible injury.

Gary Sanderson's horse Amigo was an elite endurance horse competing in 50-miles races. But last month, Sanderson found that the horse had accidentally been impaled in the chest by a tree branch.

Vets initially thought he would have to be euthanized, but after three weeks of treatment for a collapsed lung, broken ribs and infections, WBIR-TV reports that he now has a 50 percent chance of survival.

A Facebook page set up for Amigo has more than 1,500 fans.

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