Last week we introduced you to Waffle, the grey miniature mare who was in-foal at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, which is the horse and farm rescue arm of the Humane Society of Missouri.
Longmeadow had a webcam set up for fans to watch the foaling and sure enough, Waffle did give birth to an adorable filly on May 13. But for anyone who saw the early images of the foal, it was obvious the wee thing needed human intervention. The camera was quickly shut off and the Longmeadow team took the filly and Waffle to an equine hospital for treatment.
The official notice reads in part: “On Saturday, our staff noticed that the filly was showing troubling signs of weakness and a failure to thrive. We quickly went into action and contacted the veterinary staff at the University of Missouri and transported both Waffle and her baby there. They immediately began treating the filly with nutritional supplements and antibiotics.”
According to the staff, the little filly has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. “With Waffle at her side the entire time, she has begun nursing properly and is standing and moving well. We expect them both to be home at Longmeadow before the end of the week, thanks to the quick attention of our staff and the wonderful care she’s receiving at Mizzou!”
If you want to donate to help in the ongoing care for Waffle and her foal, there is a link on Longmeadow’s site here.