A Thoroughbred mare the Kentucky Equine Humane Center received via Thoroughbred Charities of America in 2016 as one of the herd seized from Charles Borell and his daughter, former trainer Maria Borell, will enter Park Equine Hospital in Versailles, Ky. for treatment Nov. 28.
The7-year-old numbered #554 by the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture, subsequently named Studio 54 by the staff at Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will undergo a regimen not widely available in the United States in a final attempt to heal sarcoids on her neck. Sarcoids are a form of tumor and manifest themselves as growths and lesions. Studio's case is complicated because of the locations of the sarcoids.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute treated the sarcoids extensively by removal and cryotherapy during the past year and her condition has improved, but the otherwise healthy mare is not adoptable in her current condition. Studio 54 is facing her last chance to have a future and find a home with the topical therapy that Dr. Bell and Dr. Waldridge will use.
"We are very grateful for the veterinary expertise we have through our veterinary partners at Hagyard and Park Equine, as well as support that we have received from the Thoroughbred Charities of America. We hope that this treatment will help resolve the sarcoids and lead to her eventual forever home," said executive director Karen Gustin.
The outcome for Studio 54 is unknown because of the sarcoids' locations, but this is her best shot at this time. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center believes she deserves this final chance at a new life. Updates will be posted regularly on the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's Facebook.
The Kentucky Equine Humane understands that once treatment is completed, there will be months of aftercare involved, and is asking for support for her veterinary costs via the KyEHC Facebook page and website www.kyehc.org.