Blue Cross launch appeal after horse left in deep mud

Animal charity, the Blue Cross, has launched an appeal to raise funds for a horse called Denny to nurse him back to health. 

Denny was found fly-grazing, abandoned, and knee-deep in mud in a field by the police.

He's emaciated, with a body score of just 1.5. His hooves are in a terrible state, he’s riddled with worms and is suffering with a rotten tooth and infected sinuses.

He also has an abscess on his face and sores on his legs from standing too long in deep mud.

The Blue Cross has given Denny worming treatment and he's been prescribed antibiotics to clear up infection, but he will soon need surgery to remove his rotten tooth. 

Denny has been put on a specialist feeding regime to introduce proper nutrition to his diet and he'll require around the clock monitoring during his recovery. 

It's estimated that it will cost £3000 to get Denny back to full health. Visit the Blue Cross's Just Giving page to find out how you can help.

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