Seeing A Future

It was September 2012, Kate Mark and her nine-year-old Quarter Horse mare Sukuria entered the ring at the Beaverton Fair. They picked up speed, then aimed toward the first barrel, but Sukuria took a wide turn. It was uncharacteristic of the careful mare that Kate had owned since she was three years old. But Kate didn’t have time to think about the misstep as they headed toward the second barrel. Here, Sukuria made another mistake, coming so close she knocked it. The pair finished the class and ran another one. The same thing happened. “She was running sloppy. I knew something was up,” said Kate. After examining her, Kate noticed that the mare’s left eye appeared cloudy and blue. When they returned home, she called her local vet, who prescribed eye ointment. But Kate wanted more answers, so her vet recommended she consult Dr. Bruce Watt. After trying treatments like…

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