Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Animal Rescue – Hailsham

On 25th February at 8.37am, crews from Herstmonceux responded to an animal rescue, where a horse had become stuck in mud near the Amenity Tip, Old Swan Lane, Hailsham.  

On arrival, crews confirmed that one horse, approximately 12 hands high was lying down in the mud. The Landrover and a Unimog were dispatched from Crowborough.

Animal Rescue Unit crews put strops underneath the horse and lifted the animal using the Unimog crane, onto firmer ground.

Crews then used warm water spray to help warm the horse up and remove mud from the animal.

A vet was also in attendance and the horse was given steroids and warmed up further. Once the horse was ready, it was hoisted upright into a standing position, with support from the strops.

The horse was then transferred into a horse box and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic.

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