18 Emaciated Horses Rescued in Maryland

Days End Horse Rescue Equine Programs Director, DeEtte Hillman
Days End Horse Rescue Equine Programs Director, DeEtte Hillman

Woodbine, Maryland – The Days End Farm Horse Rescue became a much busier place with the arrival of 18 emaciated horse seized by animal control.  The horses, each with a body score of 1 to 2, were seized from an unidentified farm in central Maryland.

Emaciated Horse at Days End Horse Rescue
Emaciated Horse at Days End Horse Rescue

“To come in with this state of body condition, this many of them, is pretty unusual,” Days End Executive Director Erin Ochoa told reporters.  She went on to explain “The body condition scoring system goes from one-to-nine; one being the most emaciated that a horse can get where it’s literally living off the very last bit of fat and muscle that the horse has.  A healthy normal horse is somewhere in the four-to-five range most of the horses here today are within the one to two range.”

The rehabilitation process will be long, and costly.  Ochoa estimated it would take $36,000 a month for the next 3 months to care for the 18 horses.

Police are not releasing any information about the owner of the horses, but do say there are still more horses at the location, and charges are pending.

 

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